I met York in Komatsu, Japan, in front of the train station. He’s been a good friend for about 4 and a half years. He’s quite the rider.
In 1998, York Uno became the first Japanese rider to win an American flatland contest. After that, he created his own company ARESBIKES (aresbikes.com). He has been in the X-games, won gold at Asian X-games, won gold at Planet X-games, semi-finals at Flatground in Holland, participated in a torch passing relay for the Beijing Olympic games, champion at many Japanese competitions, won medals at many international competitions, judges around the world, and is a pioneer in the BMX scene. He is now getting into many forms of culture like DJing, music creation, film, and has great talent in more than just riding bikes.