Thirty years ago, a five-year-old kid climbed on a 50cc mini bike in the Melbourne suburb of Baxter and gingerly twisted the throttle for the first time. From that day on, Blake Williams knew he was headed for a life on two wheels.
Ever since that fateful day, his direction has never changed, and a few decades later, he is still fuelled by the same passion. Along the way, a promising career began to take shape and a nickname was coined: "Bilko".
A true fan favourite and trusted friend to his fellow riders, Bilko has emerged as one of the most personable, exciting, and dynamic riders on the FMX scene, enjoying success on multiple levels, including a gold medal in Moto X Freestyle at the 2009 X-Games.
"Bilko" might bring his spectacular tricks and huge personality to the Red Bull X-Fighters once again, if the judges invite him with a wildcard and he is not too busy with the Nitro Circus Tour. What should fans around the planet expect from the Australian ripper? It's simple: expect the unexpected.