On social media, a ton of current and former riders showed their support and admiration for one of the sport's best. Check out what some of them had to say below.
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Ryan, congrats on a golden carrier. No big injuries and lots of wins and championships. That is everybody's dream. Definitely well earned. Now you can focus on other things than racing like family and maybe letting lose a little for once god damnit!!!!Nothing but respect man! Let's go fishing and have a beer to celebrate next week! @ryandungey
A class act on and off the track. The perfect role model for my generation and the next. Congratulations on a fantastic career, @RyanDungey.— Adam Cianciarulo (@AdamCianciarulo) May 16, 2017
Congratulations on one hell of a career @ryandungey .. probably the most gracious champion and competitor this sport has and will ever see. It was an honor to watch you grow as a champion and accomplish all the great things that you did however, the best part was being able to call you a friend. Well done buddy, enjoy everything you've worked so hard for!!
Congratulations @ryandungey on an awesome career! You are a true ambassador for the sport we love so much! It's been a pleasure watching you and your rise to the top! You have been a great roll model to the great fans and kids, while being an amazing champion on the bike, there is no doubt you can rest your head on that! As fans, we all would like to see more, but you have given all of us enough for the memory banks! Well done #thediesel #champion #legend
Class act, legend, boss, etc. @RyanDungey should be every kids inspiration. Congrats on your career!— Daniel Blair ??? (@danielblair125) May 16, 2017
Go out on top, with your health, I'd say Dungey just won the game. Congrats on an amazing career, Champ @RyanDungey— Justin Starling (@JustinStarling_) May 16, 2017
Someone ill always idolize!! Amazing career champ! pic.twitter.com/IslMTsezdY— Chase Marquier (@Chase_marquier) May 16, 2017
Congrats Ryan on a hall of fame Career..you are a champion on and off the track Be sure to tune in this Saturday afternoon for the opening Rd of the @promotocross Championship from #hangtown , & the interview where we talk to Ryan about his career, & what lies ahead #NBCSN #mavtv #nbcgoldpass #retired #newgoals
Congratulations on an amazing career and a well deserved retirement, @RyanDungey... Retirement will be the best job you've ever had!— DV (@DavidVuillemin) May 16, 2017
This guy has been nothing but awesome for our sport that we love, if you're raising kids he's exactly the role model I'd want my kids to idolize. I remember us training in Texas as amateurs....it's amazing to see where we've came from and kudos to one hell of a career @ryandungey you deserve some lake time and relaxing. Wish you the very best in your next endeavors!
Congrats on such an awesome career @RyanDungey, not only was he successful on the track but he was one of the best role model our sport has!— Chase Sexton (@ChaseSexton486) May 16, 2017
And a special one, non-moto.