360° Degree World Selfie 2014 with Caroline Buchanan

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Olivia Armstrong 2014 National #1 Girl Cruiser

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bend BMX superstar was born to ride! from myWindow on Vimeo.

"Olivia Armstrong is only 14-years-old but she’s a big name in the BMX world and she just took home a huge trophy at a national race!" - http://mywindowco.com/bend-bmx-superstar-born-ride/

2014 Summer Edit by Katya Kruglova

Thursday, December 18, 2014




Check out this newly released edit by Russian rider Katya Kruglova, we also did an interview with her a few years ago, you can check it out here http://www.magnoliabmx.org/2012/05/spotlight-katya-kruglova.html

Mariana Pajon Tioga Edit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



mariana tioga from TiogaBMX on Vimeo.
Cool little edit from TIOGA BMX on the queen of BMX Mariana Pajon!

Mariana Pajon Tioga Edit




mariana tioga from TiogaBMX on Vimeo.
Cool little edit from TIOGA BMX on the queen of BMX Mariana Pajon!

Canadian Racer Earns a Spot on U.S Team

Monday, December 15, 2014
Photo from the Nanaimo BMX racing website.


Hannah Green, age 10, is the sixth best female racer in Canada, and has earned a spot on an American National Team for BMX racing. Hannah will be representing the Diablos American National Team this coming January at the very first National stop on the USA BMX tour and then more afterwards

 "Achievements and prizes earlier this year have determined Green to be one of the best BMX riders in Canada. She currently holds the NAG 2 honour, which underlines her status as the second best rider in Canada for her age. She is also sixth best female rider, of all ages, in the entire country, including those aged between 20 and 30"

Hannah trains four times a week at the Nanaimo BMX club, which has been ranked as the top club in Canada, where she has won sportsmanship awards and even rookie of the year.
Read more at http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/sports/rider-earns-spot-on-u-s-team-1.1665492

BMX Flatland Throw Pillow

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Got a flatland wifey or hubby that you're looking to get a Christmas present for? Look no further! Get this elegant and cool throw pillow with Monika Hinz on it! Can't say I've seen one of these before! There are also phone cases and other cool present ideas you can consider here.

Shanaze Reade's Christmas Clinic Tour

https://www.facebook.com/ShanazeReade12

Spotlight: Alexia Dejoie

Friday, December 12, 2014
Age: 22 ans // 22 years

City: I’m from Monaco, but I actually live near Narbonne, in the south of France 

Je suis de Monaco mais j'habite actuellement pres de narbonne dans le sud de la France

Sponsors: Cayler&Sons and Hitchuk



How did you start riding?

It’s a long story!!! I broke my arm when I was young and the doctor forbade me from roller skating and using a scooter, but he didn’t say I couldn’t ride a bike! A few days later while walking around, I found myself at a skatepark that’s 100m from my place and I seen people doing 360’s, backflips and tailwhips. In short, I was hooked and as soon as I arrived home I asked my parents for a BMX.

C'est une longue histoire !!! je me suis casser le bras etant plus jeune, et le medecin ma interdit de faire du skate roller et trottinette mais il ne pas pas dit pas de velo !
quelque jours plus tard en me balandent je suis tomber sur le skatepark qui ce trouver a 100m de chez moi et j'ai vu des gens faire des 360, backflip, tailwhip bref j'ai dessuite accrocher en rentrant j'ai demander a mes parent un bmx.



Who do you look at for inspiration?

My friends and pro riders that I admire (Ben Lewis, Jared Chilko, Mike Miller)

De mes amis, et rider pro que j'admire (ben lewis, jared chilko, mike miller)

How would you describe your riding style?

Fluid and aggressive. I like having a clean ride but also fast.

Fluide et agressif, j'aime avoir un riding propre mais a la fois rapide.



What’s the one trick that took you the longest to master?

I’d say the bus, haha. I was angry, I took my foot off each time. It must have taken me a good 6 
months before I landed it.

Je dirais le bus ahah j'ai galerer j'enlever le pied a chaque fois jai du mettre 6 mois avant de le mettre !!!



I think compared to most girls you are a lot more street and technical compared to some, is it because you choose to ride street or is it because that’s all you have around.

No, I didn’t choose it. I originally rode park with big ledges, etc. I changed regions and the people that I now ride with do lots of street, so it was obvious that I’d follow the same path, haha.

Non je ne les pas choisi a la base je fais beaucoup de skate park avec de grosse courbe etc
mais j'ai changer de region et les personnes avec qui je ride maintenant font beaucoup de street donc c'etait une evidence que je suive le meme chemin ahah



Where do you typically ride and what is the BMX scene like where you live?
Are there many girls?

In general, we ride in street parks or in the streets. We move a lot in the south of France. No, not many girls in France practice BMX, or at least not of high skill level. Many have stopped or are just there for the boys, which is a shame because we’re not taken seriously in France!!!

En general on roule des street park ou en street on bouge beaucoup dans le sud de la france.
non nous ne sommes pas beaucoup de fille en france a pratiquer le bmx du moins nous ne somme pas beaucoup a avoir du niveau, beaucoup on arreter ou sont juste la pour les garcons ce qui est dommage car nous ne sommes pas prise au serieux en france !!!



Are there any contests coming up that we can look forward to seeing you compete in?

I don’t do many contests anymore as I don’t often have the budget for it, but I’d really like to be able to redo the Mastered in Cologne and be able to go to the 2015 Simple Session!!!!

Je ne fais plus beaucoup de contest car je n'est pas soubvent le budget mais j'aimerais vraiment pouvoir refaire les bmx master de cologne et pouvoir aller a la simple session de 2015 !!!!

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2014 USA BMX Grands - Women Pro Main 3

Saturday, December 6, 2014



"3 Mains and 3 wins for Redline's Alise Post. The beast was unleashed and reclaimed the #1 Women's Pro title after a 7 season hiatus." - USA BMX

Wheels for Girls BMX Weekend 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wheels for Girls BMX Weekend 2014 from Stephanie Sara Rohr on Vimeo.

Just found this fun little edit by Stephanie Rohr, of her and her girlfriends riding at the Pumpwerk Basel Park in Switzerland.

Trish Bromley's #EpicBucketList (10153)



Hey ladies! My good friend and recently converted BMXer has entered a contest, and we need your help! All you need to do is watch this video! Ps: Winter sucks!

"With your help and support, I made the top 25 in the Epic Bucket List Contest. The Buried Life and Contiki asked for one last video before announcing the winner. Just by watching this video, you've supported my efforts. Thank you! If you'd like to do more, you can like and share this video with all of your friends too! "- Trish Bromley

Tayla "minnie" Robertson #1A signs with Buchanan Next Gen

Friday, November 28, 2014


About a month ago, Caroline Buchanan opened up Buchanan Next Gen for one lucky girl to join the team. 147 girls from around the world applied, and one lucky girl by the name of Tayla Robertson Tayla "minnie" Robertson #1A was recently chosen and signed onto the team. Don't worry, Caroline is looking to add more girls in the future though, so keep riding hard until that next opportunity comes around! The BUCHANAN Next Gen 2015 Team now has Mikayla ROSE #22, Paige HARDING #6 and Tayla ROBERTSON #46.

MiB Awards Public Vote Results - Finalists



Thanks to your votes, we are now one of the top 10 finalist under Sports for the MIB Awards. Now it's up to the judges to decide who the winner is. But to be honest, it feels like we've already won. Thanks everyone!

To see the other finalist, check out this page. http://www.mibawards.ca/en/2014/sport/

What are the MiB awards?
This contest aim is to showcase the best Canadian blogs of the year in every predefined category. The MiB Awards also provide a unique opportunity to create an event surrounding the Canadian blogosphere and to thank all its participants.

The Jury’s vote:
The jury will have the responsibility to designate each winner per category. The jury’s decision will be based on specific criteria and a rigorous process: aesthetics, ergonomics, usability, functionality, interactivity, the presence of information about the author, the originality of the content, the clarity of the writing, the article’s relevancy, the transparency and authenticity, spelling, grammar, aesthetics of the blog-posts, form, engagement, audience and influence of the blog.

Monika Hinz ~ Blog

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

If you are not already, make sure to follow our flatland rider Monika Hinz and stay updated through her blog you can access here.

She's posted about her time in India and posted some amazing pictures and stories you don't want to miss!

"In Germany in winter I used to ride at least once or twice a week, as I also don't have any indoor spot, so it's kind of hard; in summer 3-4 times or more per week on a peaceful, nice and smooth floor where we flatlanders are tolerated to ride.
After some weeks in Bombay I really wanted to ride the way I used to do.  It was the best weather, while in Europe we had cold winter."

Monika is an inspiring rider and friend.  We are privileged to have her as part of the Magnolia team and look forward to see more.

Make sure to follow and support her!




Prophecy Frame - Amanda Carr Bike Check

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Photo from the Official Amanda Carr Facebook Page




It's always super cool to see the set up of pro rider like Amanda Carr, check out this short video made for BMXnews.com with a Bike Check for Prophecy Carbon BMX Racing Frames and J&R Bicycles.

Voting and New Contest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hey guys! I know we've been really slow on updates lately, but I promise there's a lot of excitement to come! We have been nominated for Canadian Sports and Lifestyle blog of the year. So please vote for us below!

Life Style: http://www.mibawards.ca/en/2014/lifestyle/magnolia-bmx/
Sport: http://www.mibawards.ca/en/2014/sport/magnolia-bmx/

We're working on finalizing things for our annual, yearend contest and details should be posted shortly. In the mean time, here's a preview on what winners can expect.



Just a reminder to join our forum, we've made some great strides so far with helping ladies with their BMX issues, but growth is dependent on you guys! So please join and let's talk!

TBT Samantha Lyons

Saturday, November 8, 2014





HOW-TO WITH NATALIE WADE -DISASTER



HOW-TO WITH NATALIE WADE - DOUBLE PEG STALL



Natalie Wade teaches beginner BMX riders how to do a double-peg stall.

TORONTO BMX JAM 2009: PICTURES

Just thought I'd post these incredibly old photos from the Toronto BMX Jam in 2009. Recognize any of these young faces?








Safety Check with Cami Harambour




Magnolia BMX-Cami Harambour-Safety Check from Rebecca Berg on Vimeo.

I hope these safety checks have inspired you, maybe to take a second look at what you're wearing or assist you in your next purchase. Here is our latest check with one of the leading female BMX freestyle riders out there. Big thanks to Camila Harambour and Rebecca Berg for taking the time to film this safety check for us. Follow them on twitter at @camigoddy and @beccibmx and be sure to check out Camila's sponsors below.

Novik gloves (@novikgloves1)
Bodacious clothing (@bodaciousclothing)
GoPro (@GoProArgOficial)
MegaRamp (@megaramp)

WOODWARD EAST WEEKEND GETAWAY 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014
Sorry for the delay! Just had an awesome time at Woodward East a few weekends ago, with two of my good friends.

The weekend was filled with riding and Dennys and I look forward to doing it again sometimes soon.

We were lucky enough to ride the parks outside, although you're not suppose to, we just had to be sneaky about it. Check it out.

Ride Like A Girl



Last weekend at Rounds 6 & 7 of the British BMX series, the women of the UK's top category launched their "Ride like a Girl" project.

The idea was the brainchild of Ellie Dewdney and Lauren Smith; co-founders of 'GoBMX' girls only coaching organisation; along with Joey Gough; veteran of the UK women's BMX scene and ex World Champ. They were disheartened by the fact that the British BMX Series staged a podium with novelty cheques for the men but not for the women, along with the fact that the women's prize money is only a quarter of that of the men's and the winner receives only half of what the winner would have earned in the mid 1990's.

However, they did not want to stage a protest or complain. They decided the best way to tackle the problem was to begin promoting girls BMX in general and it's female stars. Joey said "Although we feel it's a shame the prize money has dropped so much since a time when the sport was actually far smaller, we felt that rather than simply have a moan, it would be far more pro-active if we set about proving the female riders in BMX are really worth something, to initiate a change in the promotion of females in the sport and in turn how they are perceived by the rest of the BMX World. We need to make ourselves marketable to potential sponsors, so being invited to stand on the podium is an important first step towards that.



"We came up with a lot of ideas, the first being that we would arrange an autograph session with giveaways to give us a chance to meet and inspire a younger generation of riders, and the second a plan to sport t-shirts promoting female BMX that we planned to sell, with the profits going into the podium prize fund at he British Championships later this year....but there are more ideas in the pipeline too."

The "Ride like a Girl" t-shirts the women were sporting on mass, sent a clear and powerful message that riding a bike "like a Girl" is something to be proud of. "We want the younger generation of female BMXers to know there are no limits to what they can do on a bike, we want to encourage them to jump big, ride fast, and be rad.......like a girl, and tell everyone at the same time!" commented Ellie.



The launch at Derby was a huge success with orders flying in for the t-shirts. On top of that after discussions with the organisers of the British Series in the run up to the event, it was arranged that podiums and novelty cheques would be provided for the women's category. Ellie said "We have been overwhelmed with the response this weekend, we have had t-shirt orders from as far as Canada and Austrailia, and seeing the Championship Women's top 3 up on the official podium was the icing on the cake. It's been quite an incredible weekend, we'd like to thank everyone for their support!"

If you would like a "Ride Like a Girl" t-shirt, visit http://gobmx.bigcartel.com/ but get your order in quickly as you will only be able to order until the end of this week!

welcome to edit line JULIE IWASUILA

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Alexia Dejoie Edit

Monday, November 3, 2014



KT1 : POURQUOI PAS ? from allexiia on Vimeo.

Check out this new edit from Alexia Dejoie, she kills it!

New Caroline Buchanan Website Launched

The wait is over! Caroline has finally launched a brand new website, and it looks amazing! Check it out at www.carolinebuchanan.com

Shanice Silva Cruz Flip Whip

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Manon Carpenter and Kayley Ashworth ride the Ballroom After Dark

Thursday, October 30, 2014
I gotta say, I sensed something was brewing when I saw Kayley Ashworth with Instagram pictures of her in full Halloween makeup while at a shoot. Kayley surprised us today with some BTS photos from the Halloween film, "After Dark" along with some words from Manon Carpenter on how this film came about.

"When Liam first contacted me about filming a BMX Halloween edit I wasn’t sure what to think. I ride BMX for fun in the winter but I’m definitely not the best in the World at it... Then he mentioned he planned on getting another BMX girl involved as well and I immediately thought of Kayley; as well as being rad on a BMX she’s really good fun, and I was 100% up for it! Liam and I have worked together on a few projects now over the past couple of years and they’re always really fun to film, something different from the promotional kind of bike edits I usually film for. They generally end up as some kind of crazy experiment, and we both prefer the darker side to things for sure!"



"Getting some practise in on Saturday night we got off to a good start... Kayley had come down to get used to the park and Liam wanted to test the light with his camera as we were going to be riding in the dark however things didn’t quite go to plan. Bouncing her face off her bars whilst getting used to the jump boxes Kayley managed to knock one of her front teeth out of place. Neither of us are wimps but our teeth are one thing we’d like to keep as they are so needless to say she was kinda upset! But after a phone call to a Kayley’s retired dentist grandmother, some reassurance from the NHS helpline, a few painkillers and ibuprofen later and we were good to go come Sunday morning."



"Driving towards Margam Castle is pretty impressive. I’ve filmed there before so know what to expect, however when Kayley saw it she was beside herself with excitement. It’s easy to take things for granted sometimes, but seeing Kayley’s reaction did make me realise how lucky we are to be able to do fun projects like this one and call it work. Liam had got a make up artist in so whilst Kayley was getting her face painted we had a look round the castle. Half film set/half historical building it’s a cool place, we could have spent hours in there! Next up was my turn for make up, and seeing as I have problems controlling what I have in my mouth with I laugh, it was a very stressful hour trying not to laugh coffee in Natallie’s face at the antics going on behind me with Liam throwing glass at Kayley."


"After a few hours running round the castle getting intro shots we set off back to Cardiff to see who we could scare on the streets. Disappointingly no one was playing ball and even the guy in the takeaway was dead-pan when we turned up to collect it in full skeletal make up, it amused us at least! Trying to eat Naan bread without spoiling the paint stitches in your cheeks is an effort though, and Kayley was pretty much on a liquid diet after hitting her face anyway... So a quick feed and then we were off to Rampworld. I’m really lucky to have what I think is one of the best parks in the UK at the moment ten minutes from my house. I don’t get to ride there in the summer but I definitely like to pull the BMX out again come off season, even if I am super wobbly switching from MTB to BMX at first! "



"Turning up at Rampworld we quickly realised that filming in the dark and getting the shots to look how Liam wanted them to was going to take a lot longer than we first thought. We were all tired already from the day, everyone had a different idea where to start first and I think more than one of us was ready to throw a tantrum! We started getting a few cool shots and after some more caffeine we all started to get into it. Filming with Kayley was really, really fun. I don’t often get to ride skatepark with other girls let alone with someone who pushes me like she does. Doing trains over the jump boxes was so good and each time one of us got a good shot, went higher or did something well, the other would try in turn to match it. Sometimes when I watch the guys I’m like well yeah, they’re a guy so they will be better than me... But watching Kayley has inspired me to try for more. The girl is not afraid to crash either!"



"All in all it’s been a really fun project to be involved in. We weren’t trying to make the best BMX edit ever but Halloween gives us the perfect excuse to do something a little different. So enjoy!"