RI Skate Park Dedicated to Late BMX Pro Kevin ‘K-Rob’ Robinson
A Rhode Island skate park has been dedicated to a former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip.
The Providence Journal reports a skate park in East Providence has been christened the Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson Memorial Skate Park.
The 45-year-old East Providence native suffered a stroke and died suddenly in December 2017.
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His wife, Robin Adams Robinson, attended dedication ceremony with the couple's their three young children. She said the family "couldn't be happier" at the honor.
Robinson's nonprofit K-Rob Foundation paid to have the public skate park built at the Onna Moniz-John Neighborhood Park.
Robinson earned gold medals in the X Games and retired from competition in 2013. He made his world record, 84-foot (26-meter) jump in Providence in 2016.