Name: Jukka Mäennenä
Born: February 22nd, 1987
Hometown: Tampere, Finland
Started BMX: Back in 2005, I think…
Home away from home: My parents’ RV! Gypsy life in a caravan is fun to do for a while.
Greatest career achievement so far: Hard to say really. The trip to the US last spring was really cool, though.
First trick you were really proud of: Probably tailwhips
What are you known for: Being mediocre in many things, but not exceptionally good in anything. There are just too many fun things to do, though.
Your favorite web sites: fatbmx.com, my e-mail and that thing called Facebook. Have you heard of it?
Your idols: There are too many to list. Just about anyone who has dedicated their time and effort to develop a skill to an exceptionally high level. When it comes to BMX, Corey Bohan, Mark Webb and racer Marc Willers come to mind.
Best advice you ever got: If it’s important, do it every day.
Favorite music: Just about any kind, nothing too heavy, though. Lately I’ve been listening a lot of 51 fifty.
The most beautiful thing in the world: Nature is pretty rad.
Ideal BMX destination: Anywhere warm with good spots and nice friends. US, Spain, France and UK have all been good.
Sweet or sour: All the same. Anything goes…
Your biggest treasure: A coin that I got after serving a year in the Special Forces unit.
How much Battery Energy Drink do you consume during a season: I lost count a while ago…
How much do you travel: 7-10 times during a year. There is definitely room to do some more of that!
Your dream travel destination: New Zealand! No doubt about that.
What do you do when you are not riding: Training, eating, reading or doing some school related stuff. Anything to keep me happy and progressing towards my goals.