Inspired by the 1999 X Games in San Francisco, American Cam McCaul has been one of the leading riders on the freeride mountain biking scene for the last two decades. He grew up riding bikes with his younger brother Tyler, who has also gone on to be a pro freeride mountain biker, and now hones his skills on his backyard pool jump in Aptos, California.
Some of the competitions he has won include Crankworx Colorado in 2007 and 2011, the Bearclaw Invitational in 2006 and 2007, 26Trix in 2006 and 2010, District Ride in 2006, and the Claymore Challenge in 2008. He finished eighth on the inaugural FMB World Tour in 2010, sixth in 2011 and tenth in 2012.
In 2013, he was one of the major players in the first mountain bike Slopestyle competition in X Games history in Munich, despite entering the competition short of practice after damaging a peripheral nerve in his left arm and consequently missing the early part of season. On the World Tour, his injury caused him to drop down the ranking to 28th overall.
Cam is a true showman, with an array of tricks inspired by motocross and BMX, and terrain ideas from snowboarding and skiing. As well as the comps, he has also featured in numerous mountain bike movies made by some of the best filmmakers around, including Freeride Entertainment, Chainlink Productions and Anthill Films.