USA Cycling saddened to learn of tragic passing of Kyle Bennett


USA Cycling is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of 2008 BMX Olympian Kyle Bennett. Bennett was killed in a single-vehicle automobile accident in his hometown of Conroe, Texas, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 14.

Bennett, 33, was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot on the first U.S. BMX Olympic Team.

"All of us at USA Cycling were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the tragic and untimely loss of Kyle Bennett," said USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson. "Kyle was a pioneer in Olympic BMX and an inspiration to those of us that knew him. He will be sorely missed, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones."

He is survived by his fiancé and young daughter, Kylie.

The celebration of Kyle Bennett 's life will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at The Ark Church (450 Humble Tank Road) in Conroe. The burial will be restricted to only family and close friends.

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