Stunt Biker Rides Abandoned NFL Stadium

The Pontiac Silverdome was a special place for fans of the Detroit Lions from 1975–2001. But when the team moved to Ford Stadium, the once-largest-in-NFL arena fell into disuse and disrepair.

Enter up-and-coming professional BMX rider and Michigan native Tyler Fernengal. He saw potential in the dilapidated structure as a haven for one epic bike ride.

The resulting video is part stunt riding, part poetic farewell to a piece of sports history — and it’s all pretty darned cool.


Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.