Thursday, January 31, 2013

Video : Sister Session

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flatland Rider Kristen Ziegler

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"I started to prove I can learn this.  I still have a long way but I want to learn all I can.  After a baby my body didn't snap back....I found a way to get peace and back to better shape.  I am riding and spending time with my husband and we enjoy it.  I have found something I may not be great at but I am still trying and living every second of it. "

"When you have a 3 year old you need time to relax.  I ride flat to relax.  I found myself when I started riding my bike.  I haven't been doing it that long but I enjoy it.  
My husband has been into bikes and I was never really interested.  Three years ago today I was in a hospital bed, my heart beating so fast that is was about to shut down.  I had to have a cardiac ablation and since then have been worried about working out of doing anything to strenuous..."  

"...We had a BMX Fest last year that my husband put on and we had some flatlanders come from Colorado, Jason King, Josh Hansen and a guy from here that we ride with now almost every weekend when its nice.  I didn't even really know what flatland was until that day.  They came out and I snapped photos like crazy.  I couldn't stop talking about it.  With in a week or two I had my bike. I was out working every night after I got off work and my daughter went to bed. It was a drug, something I needed to do.  It's what makes me amazing.  I feel amazing when I ride and after I ride.  I now ride to prove after all that has happened I can still do what I need to do and that's to be myself. "

If you have started riding flatland recently please write us.  We want to know why you are into flatland so we can share with other girls our passion for riding! If you are chosen for a feature you will receive a free shirt.

Send us any questions about flatland, or if you'd like to get connected with riders in your area, or if want some help/tips on learning tricks.   

Afternoon of Womens Syncronised BMX

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Check out this edit from Peta Shepherd and Natalya Diehm, an Afternoon of Womens Syncronised BMX.

What started out as a bit of a catchup ride in Rockhampton with Peta and Natalya ended up as this little edit. Had a heap of fun and plenty of laughs during the afternoon whilst taking this footage, but damn it was hot, about 40 degrees C and 80% humidity. It was a pleasure sitting on this side of the lens taking these images in and big props to the Rocky locals who were uber supportive.

Afternoon of Womens Syncronised BMX from Ikikyabut on Vimeo.

Video : Shanice SIlva Cruz

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Video : Mariya Ermakova

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Video : 2012 Girls Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peta Shepherd - Ten Clips V2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Video : Christine Skjold

Video : Afternoon of Womens Synchronized BMX

Video : Shanice Silva Cruz

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year From Magnolia BMX

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We're stoked to announce a flatland division to our team and welcome flatland riders Monika Hinz and Miyuki Dezaki to Magnolia BMX.

As a team we want to invest in the future of the female flatland.  Our goal is to draw awareness, welcome new riders and encourage current riders to push the limits of their progression daily.  For the year of 2013 we will be doing giveaways and a feature on a beginner flatland rider once a month. If you are a beginner female rider who started flatland in 2012 or later, send Magnolia BMX a picture of you and your bike, tell us about yourself and why you flatland.  If you are chosen for a feature we will send you a free shirt. Happy riding in 2013- meet our flatland division below!
Riding came in my life through my brother when I was a kid.  It took me on a never ending journey.  Taught me passion, acceptance, an open mind for changing and trying something new all the time.  The riding itself is an other wonder of life, how it happens, how I understand the movement.  Mind, body, bike, surface and nature all together in balance.  All holds me strong in body and mind with a lot of up and downs but mostly with a feeling of success and happiness.  To be in this situation is all I want, if Possible daily...but it's not possible, so the time of riding is even more valuable.  I never understood why so few girls ride.  Yes it is difficult and a powerful sport but very sensitive and everyone can find their own way to do it.  I'm here now to help all those girls who would like to go on this journey and want to challenge themselves.

- Monika Hinz Europe
I always get motivated from all people who are involved in BMX.  They can be a bike shop owner, or a man who just loves to watch BMX riding, or kids, not only BMX riders.  I meet lots of people through my BMX life and they are always supportive.  I'm always impressed and thank those great meetings.  And also, there are lots of female riders in Japan compared to other countries.  We can gather 10 or so female riders at one time when we have a jam, not a competition.  I always try to motivate them to enjoy and keep riding together.  I have got passion to lead Japanese female riders! - Miyuki Dezaki Asia
Flatland is one of the most challenging parts of my life, physically and mentally.  I love riding because to me there's no greater feeling then pulling a trick I never thought I'd be able to do.  It's what I choose to do when I take time out of the day for myself as a mom, to shut off from the busyness and stress of the world and reflect.  It's also a great way to keep healthy and in shape! I have lots of opportunities to meet a lot of great people and I love to encourage people I meet through riding my bike that you be or do anything you put your heart into!  Everyone is on a journey searching for their passion in life and I hope more girls discover their passion in flatland! - Rebecca Pergentile America