Tony Hoffman spent his high school years traveling the country racing BMX. He eventually became a top-ranked amateur with multiple endorsement contracts. He soon began using alcohol, marijuana, prescription pain killers and other drugs. At the height of his addiction, he was arrested for armed robbery in 2004 and was given probation and the opportunity to achieve sobriety in lieu of prison. However, he violated probation and was sentenced to two years in prison. Upon his release, he re-entered the BMX racing circuit, winning FIVE RACES as a pro and competing at the Olympic level for two years. In 2010, he started Freewheel Project (www.freewheelproject.org) a non-profit BMX racing organization devoted to educating young on the importance of leading drug-free lives.