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



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


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)


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