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KAIDEN KEYSER – TRAILBLAZER

Kaiden is our Youth Ambassador.

In the realm of BMX racing, there’s a name that echoes through the tracks with the resonance of triumph and dedication—Kaiden Keyser. His story, woven with threads of passion for racing, love for animals, and a heart for conservation, is nothing short of inspirational.

It all began in 2010 when a young Kaiden, barely five years old, stumbled upon a miniature BMX track near his home. Ignited by curiosity and a spark of excitement, he hopped onto an oversized BMX and rode into a world that would define his future. The thrill of racing gripped him tightly, and with each pedal, he found his path to greatness.

Over a decade of relentless pursuit, Kaiden’s name has become synonymous with excellence in BMX racing. His trophy cabinet proudly displays the emblems of a five-time National Champion in South Africa and a three-time African Continental Champion. At the tender age of eight, he leaped onto the global stage, showcasing his prowess at the 2013 UCI World Championships in New Zealand.

Among the myriad of tracks that have witnessed Kaiden’s speed and skill, the Lion and Rhino Park track holds a special place. It’s not just a venue; it’s a testament to his dual passion—for BMX racing and wildlife conservation. “BMX isn’t just a sport; it’s a passion,” he muses, reminiscing about the camaraderie, the dust-filled air, and the electrifying moments before a race.

The genesis of Kaiden’s BMX odyssey traces back to a childhood friendship and a pivotal race in Germiston, where victory unveiled his destiny. “That day, I knew that BMX racing was the career for me,” he recalls, his eyes reflecting the determination that propelled him forward.

His accolades speak volumes—multiple Gauteng Champion titles, seven-time South African Champion, and a seasoned contender in international arenas like the UCI BMX World Championships across New Zealand, France, and Glasgow. Not content with terrestrial challenges alone, Kaiden also tested his mettle at the UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lesotho, adding yet another feather to his illustrious cap.

Yet, beyond the podiums and finish lines, Kaiden’s heart beats for something greater—wildlife conservation. Engaging in projects like the Ant’s Nest Rhino rehabilitation and spearheading school programs on rhino awareness, he weaves his passion seamlessly into his racing journey. At the Lion and Rhino Park, nestled in the Cradle of Humankind, Kaiden’s voice echoes louder than his BMX bike as he rallies fellow riders and enthusiasts towards conservation activities.

As a Youth Ambassador for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa, Kaiden’s impact extends far beyond the race track. From water safety initiatives to rugby exchanges, park clean-ups, and even international challenges like the Monaco Water Bike, Kaiden is dedicated to helping others.