Meriken Park Flatland Edit

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It's good to see there's still a strong flatland community in Japan, check out this edit of a few ladies burning the pavement at Meriken Park.

Sam popped the question, and Alise said yes!

Monday, December 28, 2015

dbetcher44 "Yesterday I had the honor of shooting Sam’s surprise proposal to @alisepost11. We collectively planned to fool her into a photo shoot “for Pull Magazine” on Coronado Island by telling her I wanted to shoot something different from the normal track side portraits. I was probably nearly as nervous as he was because I had to lie to her face about the purpose of the shoot when she arrived, without cracking a smile. I was really froze out during the first few shots before he hit her with the question, but then he dropped down and got a grass stain on one knee and the shots were awesome. Congrats guys!!"

Ride Like A Girl Weekend 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Join us for a weekend of events and clinics just for women! Meet fellow riders, make new friends and learn new skills. The weekend welcomes riders of all types and skill levels, and we will have 6 instructors with experience ranging from Freestyle BMX to Cross Country Mountain Biking.

Instructors include Karen Brooks (MTB), Carley Young (BMX), Kathi Krause (MTB), Cory Coffey (BMX), Nina Buitrago (BMX) and Hillary Elgert (MTB). There will be classes for every skill level. Clinics will range from fundamental to advanced skills." Join here

Tioga Pro:File - Alise Post

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Redline's Alise Post wins Pro of the Year!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Carley Young stepping down from pro

Saturday, November 28, 2015
From Carley Young's Facebook
"Such a strange feeling that i am about to go up to staging for my last pro race today. After 15 years of racing pro I have decided to reclass to amateur and have more fun racing my bike. I love being a pro but i have learned it doesn't matter what my license says to be a coach and that is where my real passion for BMX is. I feel hypocritical not practicing what i coach but I simply don't make the time for myself when my passion is giving so much to others and watching them succeed. I wanna take BMX back to basics and switch things up.

Throwing away the disco slippers and going back to my roots with flats and stop taking the sport i love so serious and go back to the reason i started this 25 years ago at Bensalem BMX in Philadelphia, PA. Be on the lookout for my signature flat pedal coming soon in 2016. My focus next year will not be any different, i will continue to grow the sport of BMX and help make things better for girls to succeed.

I will still be a coach to inspire, motivate and educate riders to ride at their full potential but im looking forward to having some more fun on my bike. Thanks to my sponsors for always sticking by me i am beyond thankful for how much they spoil me to truly do what i love! I am so stoked for my 2016 season! Lets have some fun.... braaaap!‬"

Spotlight: Hannah Roberts

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Hannah Roberts has more tricks and skill than a lot of riders her age, and she's not even old enough to get her car license yet. She's the future of BMX, so I thought it would be important for us to get to know her a little better...

Tell me about how you started riding, who influenced you to even try BMX for the very first time, and what was your first trick?
I had a chance to go with my cousin a couple of times to Muncie Skatepark and with that, my cousin Brett Banasiewicz inspired me to start riding BMX. I watched him when I was younger and I wanted to be like him and ride with him. My first trick was a tuck no hander.

If you had to explain your style of riding, how would you describe it in 5 words?
Aggressive and focused, but fun

When you’re in school, what do your friends think about you being involved in BMX? Do they even understand or appreciate it like you do?
I was fortunate enough to be able to do a stunt show for my school. Before that they thought it's just riding a bike, then after the show they thought it was interesting, but they still don't understand how hard it is.

What’s the biggest misconception about you? How do you deal with it?
The biggest misconception is I get under estimated due to the fact I am a girl. I try not to pay attention to that and ride the best I can whenever I can.

Do you prefer riding with girls or guys? – Kiera Bonifacio
It doesn't matter to me who I ride with. I like to ride with people that are better than me to help me progress and to have a great time.

How many hours a day do you train? – Daniela Cifuentes
Monday and Tuesday I have off, but Wednesday- Friday I ride about 5 hours each day, and Saturday and Sunday I try to push it to 8 hours each day.

How important is the support of your family in your career – Daniela Cifuentes
The support of my family is huge when it comes to BMX. My dad drives me to as many contests as he can, and my mom and my sisters take me to the skatepark because they know how important BMX is to me.

What motivates you? (to ride) – Angie Martin
Being around supportive and positive people, plus listening to music also helps me get motivated to ride my bike.

Who’s Radney, and has he had any type of influence on you and how? – Jordan Bowen
Radney is a ONE of a kind rider. He is the rider that always has the best time no matter what. Between him, Rich Hoppe, and Chris Gerber, they have influenced my riding in some way. They taught me some of my style and tricks as well as no matter what, to just to have fun. They all told me at one point "If it's not fun, you're doing it wrong."

Who are your favourite girl riders? (“Because we all know she is a bunch of girls’ favorite rider. What rad chick”)– BetteBMX via Instagram
Angie Marino is one of my favorite girl riders because I have had an amazing opportunity to ride with her, and she is just an amazing spirit. Also I like Peta Sheppard. I have watched all of her videos and I can not wait for the day I get the opportunity to ride with her.

What’s in the future for Hannah Roberts? Your career, BMX and life plans for example.
In my future I want to go to college. I'm not sure where or what I want to study in yet. As for BMX, I want to take it as far as I can and I really want to go pro and see the world.

5 Quick Questions

1. Justin Bieber or One Direction? One Direction
2. Snap Chat or Instagram Snapchat (hannah_bmx)
3. Break an arm or break a leg? Hopefully neither but I would rather break a leg because I get to ride on the knee scooters and I get helped and don't really have to do anything.
4. Burger King or McDonalds? McDonald's
5. Wood or Concrete? I don't have much experience with concrete so wood.

Congratulations Sarah Lampert!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Great news for Sarah Lampert, she writes "Okay so I have two V cool announcements. First I am stoked to announce I will be riding for @lennysbikeshop back from the home state. Also I am joining the free coaster gang thanks to ‪#‎lennysbikeshop‬ for helping me get my wheel all sorted out. Also shout out to @tippulsbmx as well!"

Nowear's "Bike Like A Girl" Contest - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, November 6, 2015

"Nowear BMX is putting on a female Freestyle contest right here in the midwest with a $1000 PRO PURSE. Plus a Female bike Clinic the following day with pro rider Nina Buitrago
This is being made possible by "Pedal Attire" and "Kimberly's Art"

This will be a fun relaxed environment with the hopes of inspiring more girls to get into the sport.
In the spirit of things we will have several local business vendors including food and music owned by women.

Classes: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert & Pro
Open practice will start Saturday June 25th at 9AM
Contest will start at noon

Contest will be held at The Nowear Compound 855 N 18 rd Undailla, NE 68454. Runs will be on the outdoor ramp park but just in case of bad weather we also have a smaller sized indoor park as well.
Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to attaend and ride that weekend. However, Saturday from the start of practice til the contest ends the outdoor ramp will be reserved for just the females. Nowear has 6 different fun spots to ride so there will be plenty to do for everyone even during the comp.
Camping is welcome

There are also hotels near by for those not into camping I will post links soon.
Sponsors will be added to the flyer as we go. If you intersted in helping with the event or becoming a sponsor please email us at or call Karl direct 402-875-3344"

For more information, visit 

Brittany Campbell Osimo Skatepark Edit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What an incredibly stunning edit, of Brittany Campbell when she was riding Osimo Skatepark while vacationing in Italy.

Shanice Cruz on Freestyle Games

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I wasn't too sure what this was, but after some Googling I think I solved the mystery! Check out these clips from when Shanice Cruz was on a reality show called "The Freestyle Games". Based in the Netherlands, the Freestyle Games is basically like a talent show but for multiple disciplines, and everyone competes in their own sport. People are voted off and some are sent to boot camps. Regardless, pretty rad to see a great rider finally being exposed!

Hamilton to Toronto on a BMX 77km!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Summer is winding down quickly, so it's time to take advantage of the limited time we have left. Just finished a ride from Hamilton to Toronto on my BMX, and you can watch the entire journey above. From Hamilton to Toronto, it was a 77km bike ride, which worked out to be shy of 5 hours.

The way up to Toronto was really nice. I took the Waterfront Trail for the majority of the ride but had to be routed into some of the city (not by choice). It got really sketchy by the time I was in the Etobicoke-Toronto area, when in two different situations, I was nearly hit by two cars pulling out of their driveways too quickly. I saw some sick waves along the way, and even had lunch with two roadies when I made my pitstop in Toronto on Lakeshore. They were really impressed that I did the entire ride on my BMX, and we had a great conversation about converting me into an actual roadie.

The ride wasn't too bad on my BMX, but I don't think I'm doing it again any time soon. I think my legs gave out before my mind did, with cramps developing near the quarter end of the trip. I packed fairly light which was a bad call, next time we're going to need more water and snacks.

The way back home was actually the worse part of the trip. I'm pretty sure I broke some record for the ride home. Not only did I get off at the wrong stop, but I also had to pee -and I wanted to pee at home. If I had recorded the trip home on Strava , this entire trip would have been 94km and I'm pretty certain I broke a record on the way back. Waiting for the bus wasn't an option because of the time, and a taxi was not worth the $30 fair, so I just peddled my ass.

Feeling pretty sore right now, so if you feel bad or you're impressed, hit like on the video and subscribe to my channel!

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Nikita on VSI

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Just announced on the VSI Products Facebook page "Welcome to the team @nikitabmxgirl ! We're super stoked to have you on board. If you don't know who Nikita Ducarroz is, you will soon! Make sure to head over to her page and give her a follow!"

Bethany Hedrick "Rebel Girl" Edit

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Another BMX girl to look forward to when she grows up, check out this edit of Bethany Hedrick age 10!

"SAKURA" 2015 Summer Edit

What an adorable little girl, check out this edit of 7 year old Sakura from Japan! Great job Sakura!

Amelia Walsh - Euro Trip Update

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Amelia: After the World Championships, James Palmer and myself headed to The Netherlands to ride at the Dutch Olympic Training Centre for a week before leaving for Sweden. We were lucky enough join in on the Kiwi and Aussie riding sessions. I've only ridden the track once in 2014, so it was great to have some time to play around on in again.

On August 2nd we headed for Sweden, which was an 11-hour drive door to door. We stayed at Hotel Eriksland which was about 5km from the Angelholm Centrum, as well as 5 km from the track. It was great to get some time on the track to get it dialed before the race.

We were invited to compete in a dragon boat race for the 50th anniversary of the town of Angelholm. We had a team of 12 made of up Aussies, Kiwis, Canadians, Americans and the Swedish. We cleaned through our moto race and semi finals. We had tough competition in the final but ended up getting 2nd. Photo finish said we actually won, but we let the locals have it.

Practice day rolled around the next week and again it was stupid windy. I didn’t even bother going up the hill, like most girls. Since we had 8 hours on the track prior to the race I wasn’t too concerned as I already had the track pretty well dialed.

The Saturday us ladies were suppose to have practice in the AM and then race qualifying motos in the PM. We ended up not riding at all on Saturday due to the wind and they moved our qualifying moto’s and 2nd practice to Sunday morning. The boys had to race that evening in the wind but only had two laps.

Sunday morning came and it was perfect. The wind had died down for us. Half way through our practice it started raining but was nothing to worry about. Since the boys only did two qualifying laps we entitled to do the same. I felt really good in practice, being the first girl on the hill to send the first jump and one of the few to complete the first straight during our short 55 min practice.

My first moto I was in lane 6 with Sarah Walker next to me in lane 7. I had been riding with her for several weeks so I had an idea of how she rode. The outside lanes on this track were a long way to the first corner, so I knew Sarah would be moving over right out of the gate. I came away with a 5th in my first moto, which I wasn’t very happy about but knew I needed to move on and focus on my next final lap.

I choose lane 3 for my next moto. I was advised to go on the outside and get a clean run at the first straight. Instead I was confident with my gate and was confident I could get out good. I had a good snap but my 3rd pedal didn’t come around smoothly causing me to get tangled up over the first jump and I unclipped mid air. I tried to get back in my pedals on the landing of the first jump but failed and went off the second jump with one foot in. Luckily I didn’t go down and managed to eject, and run down the backside of the second jump. There were only 5 girls in my moto so I grabbed my bike and finished my lap as fast as I could hoping I could still make it onto the ¼ finals. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, I was devastated. My Canadian teammate Daina managed to make her way through the qualifying and quarterfinals making her first semi final, which was good for country points.

On to the next one.. I am looking forward to spending some time at home in Toronto preparing for the World Cup Finals in Rockhill, North Carolina in a months time. I have learned so much being in Europe for the past 3 ½ weeks, riding with some of the best girls in the world. I can’t thank my support team enough for always believing in my dreams. Until next time ☺

Amanda Carr - Racing in Sweden & Colorado

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hey Everyone this video captures racing video fro Sweden and Colorado! Sweden racing was A LOT of Olympic points for me which are super important for Olympic qualifications!! Here is the link so you can watch it #53 Amanda's Vlog :) Thank you!

Stouffville BMX Racing - Mini Edit

Monday, August 24, 2015

Spent a short day at Stouffville one afternoon and took a few shots here and there for this tiny edit. Enjoy!

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Pink Bike Feature

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
How exciting! We've been featured on Pink Bike for products to check out under $200! Interested in the necklace? The head over to our online store! Big thanks to Paul and of course you should probably check out the other products for this month!

Spotlight: Corinne Walder

Friday, July 31, 2015
If you ride BMX (which I hope you do since you’re on this site), you most definitely know a friend who is a filmer or photographer in the group, or maybe that person is you. Have you ever thought of stepping up your game and making it a career? There is really no better person to ask than Corinne Walder herself, who has done many emotional and in-depth documentaries starring Sam Willoughby, Shanaze Reade and Steven Cisar (to name a few).

Originally from the UK and now based in California, Corinne started her career by studying broadcast journalism at the London College of Fashion. Most people would probably say they've made it after working for renowned company like the BBC; but she later made the move to freelancing, which she’s now shooting for a number of companies, and producing in-depth documentaries like the one below.

“Steven Cisar started out in Motocross as a child, later into his teens he focused on BMX racing full time and quickly became a known name on the circuit picking up good sponsorships. In 2008 he got 2nd at The BMX World Championships and was on the USA Olympic trials team. The Olympic trials race took place just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This would be a race that would define his career, if he did well he would have been selected to represent USA at The Olympics, unfortunately Steven crashed out which meant he wasn't selected. A few months later Steven started getting into drugs, smoking weed, drinking alcohol and started using prescription pills to get high. He didn't realize but his body started slowly getting addicted to them where one day his friend noticed it and told Steven's family that Steven is addicted and needs help. Steven went into rehab in 2009 due to his addiction, he went in a few times over the course of two years. At one of the rehabs he met a guy who told him about Heroin and convinced Steven that it is an amazing drug to try, it's cheaper, easier to get and you get an amazing high. When Steven got out of rehab he went to get heroin with this guy and used it for the first time, he quickly became addicted to heroin without any of his family knowing. His mother started noticing Steven selling everything, Steven even got arrested twice with possession of heroin and the court ordered him to either do rehab for the last time or he would have to go to jail for 6 years. Steven went to the last rehab in the desert in 2012, this was serious and Steven did whatever he could to get off heroin, he did it the hard way, without medication. He was in rehab for three months, until Christmas 2012 where he was released and spent his first Christmas for a few years, clean. Early 2013, Steven started getting back into BMX and started racing again with help of Derek Sipkoi. Since then he has been gaining sponsorship again and making it back to the top of the sport. This year Steven was selected to race the 2014 BMX World Championships in Holland. Steven made it through to the Semi finals, missing out on one place. HIs goals for the future are definitely the 2016 Rio Olympics, he is training and racing hard to become one of the best in the world again."


At what age or moment did you decide to go into the career you’re in now?
I studied Broadcast Journalism at University, in our last year we had to produce a short film - I decided to do a short documentary on an athlete ahead of the 2008 Paralympics - his story was incredible. From there I realised I love filming, editing and capturing someone's story.

What advice would you have for ladies who are looking to get jobs in your line of work?
If it's something you really enjoy doing and have passion for it you won't need advice... Just start putting your work out there.

A capture of Sam Willoughby in "Every Pedal With You"

How do you approach companies? / How did you get your foot in the door?
I first started by selling my graduate film to the BBC, I was 20 at the time so it was a massive stepping stone for me, I think this gave me the confidence to carry on and from there.

I feel like you’ve worked with a lot of big pros, on some really intense topics. When was your first big break… or, do you feel you’re not there yet?
Definitely not there yet - Steven Cisar's short documentary was intense, I was so glad he could be so honest with me and make my job so easy. I wish I could have done a longer version there was so much to fit into such a short timeline.

Sam in "Every Pedal With You"

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully making more feature length documentaries, there's a few things in the pipeline and I am looking forward to collaborating with people on the next projects.

How was "Every Pedal With You" approached, did you contact Alise and Sam one day and was like “Hey, can I follow you for 12 months” or was there more of a collaborated process?
I was filming Sam for a few webisodes and got some content we didn't use, I then continued to film him and contacted iTunes and sponsors to see if it would be of interest.

Alise Post in "Every Pedal With You"

There were clearly some intense moments during these 12 months, were there times where you felt filming should have been off limits, or moments where you questioned yourself if it should be filmed?
For all of Alise's moment's about her mum, we didn't do any filming, only at the end of the year it felt right to do an interview about what happened. After Sam's crash at the Grands this was difficult and I didn't interview him until after we got back to San Diego.

Who are the list of riders we can expect to see in the doc, other than Alise and Sam?
I did sit down interviews with Maris Strombergs, Nic Long, Tyler Brown, David Herman, Jelle V Gorkham, Mariana Pajon, Brooke Crain, Alise's family and Shannon Gillette.

Alise and Sam in "Every Pedal With You"

When will this be available for iTunes, and can riders purchase a physical copy in the future?
It's out now (UK + Canada)! Physical copies will be out at the end of the year in the third season of Gate 8 DVD.

Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions, and I apologize for not being able to credit them as it's been a year in the making of this interview. American riders can expect "Every Pedal With You" to be available by next week on iTunes, Amazon, XBOX and Google Play.

Trailer to iTunes documentary film "Every Pedal With You".
A documentary film shot over 12 months in the USA following two athletes on their journey towards winning the ABA title!

Filmed and Edited by Corinne Walder

Spotlight: Felicia Stancil

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tell us about your preparation for Pan Am, where did it stack up compared to your other major races. Was there a different game plan in preparing for Toronto, and what were your expectations?
Felicia: I do most of my preparation during the off season, but continue to work hard during season. I have a very similar game plan for most of World Cups and Word Champs by practicing a lot of supercross before the event. I personally just go to races and try my very best every time.

Could you go back and tell us about what you remember during the main, going into and then out of the first berm. Do you recall what your first instincts were; did you even notice what was happening?
Felicia: I just tried to have the best first straight I could have and with that I felt I had enough speed to jump the triple. When I landed the triple I was on the outside of Mariana who fell. I tried my best to avoid the crash and then get back on track to get to the finish line.

You looked very calm and collected during the ceremony, I'm wondering what you were thinking at that moment. Where does this rank in your most memorable achievements?
Felicia: This event is one that I will never forget. A lot of my family was there which made it that much better as well. I've come close to a World Cup win before, but not close enough, so this might be the one of my highest achievements. I don't think all of the emotions from the race settled in yet during the ceremony. Believe me I was happy!

How did you celebrate your win?
Felicia: My family and I went out to a restaurant to celebrate that night. It was awesome for them to be there to celebrate with me.

Can you tell us what the Athletes village was like, for some of us who may not know?
Felicia: I never competed in the games, so this was the first athlete village I experienced. I spent most of my time in the cafeteria and in the USA building. It was very much like staying in dorm rooms in college. The dining hall was extremely big with plenty of food options.

I heard there were some issues with the berms on race day being a little slick, how did you find the track, as I hear it’s considerably mellow compared to other world tracks.
Felicia: I did not notice the turns being slick, so I do not know. The jumps were not as big as other tracks, but still very fun.

 _rachelgaskin asks: Well done at the Pam Am games! How do you find a good BMX and study balance?
Felicia: My school supports me a lot with what I do, which is very helpful. Besides that I do not have much time to watch TV or other things, but I enjoy training, racing, and studying very much.

blackcrownbmx asks: Congratulations @feliciastancil23 How do you stay calm before and during such a big race?
Felicia: As I'm in the gate I only focus on myself getting down the hill as fast as I can. The rest of the lap is usually on auto-pilot from what I did in mottos and practice.

charisma_markovic asks: What's your favourite piece of racing gear, or bike?
Felicia: I like everything I wear and ride with, but I guess my entire GT Carbon frame has to be my favorite.

charisma_markovic asks:Do you have a favourite BMX track?
Felicia:: I like all 3 of the BMX tracks I train on very much! There all fun in different ways.

charisma_markovic asks: Have you faced any challenges being a female in this sport?
Felicia:: Not really, people are very supportive of my racing. One just has to believe in them self.

charisma_markovic asks: Could you offer any advice on how to train on track, and of?
Felicia: Always keep it fun, but I ride a track around 2 times a week and do a lot of sprints.

Kind of a silly question, but if you could educate. Is it a rule for all of the representing athletes to wear their countries uniform 24 hours a day during the Pan Am event?
Felicia: I do not think it is a rule, but it is cool to represent your countries clothes during the event.

Rio is a little over a year a way, are you thinking about the Olympics right now, or just taking it day by day?
Felicia: I always take it event by event. That has worked best for me.

Lastly, did you want to dedicate the win in Toronto to anyone, or any group of people?
Felicia: My family, GT Bicycles, and USA cycling. I could not have done it without their support.

Felicia Stancil Wins Gold for USA

Saturday, July 11, 2015
We're excited to announce that we will be doing an interview with the Pan Am Women's BMX champion, Felicia Stancil ! I know you have some burning questions, so leave them below!‬

What an incredible day for Felicia Stancil! Felicia had a strong lead in the Women's final, and even avoided the carnage in the first straight, started between Alise Post and Mariana Pajon.

The Queen of BMX was knocked out during the duration of the run, but managed to complete the track moments after medical arrived on the scene. Pajon coming in last was a huge upset for sure, especially after dominating each and every one of her heats up to the finals. The crowd favourite rode past defeated, but the fans cheered on and the Queen of BMX responded with a pat on her heart and air kisses to her fans.

Our girl Amelia Walsh rode hard to the very end, but did not qualify for finals. Teammate Daina Tuchscherer finished 5th, however was 1 second shy from qualifying too.

1 STANCIL Felicia
3 DIAZ Mariana
4 STEVAUX CARNAVAL Priscila Andreia
5 DIAZ Maria
6 POST Alise


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52 - Amanda Carr อแมนด้า คาร์ | vlogs are back!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Amanda Carr is back with the vlogs! Watch this journey from Chicago, to Abbotsford and finally Montreal!

"The vlog is back! Racing in Chicago, Abbotsford & Montreal, CA! 3 races in 3 weekends! Follow me on facebook for all my daily updates :) วีดีโออัพเดทกลับมาแล้ววว... การแข่งขันที่ ชิคาโก้, แอบบอตฟอร์ด, มอนทรีออล อัพเดทกันทีเดียว 3 สนาม 3 อาทิตย์ติด! ติดตามกิจกรรมและข่าวต่างๆของอแมนด้าได้ที­่เฟสบุคนะคะ"

2015 TIOGA PRO:file - Alise Post

Friday, July 3, 2015
I personally love Tioga-profiles, here's one that I've been waiting for with Alise Post!

2015 TIOGA PRO:file - Alise Post from TiogaBMX on Vimeo.

「TEASER」Inspire - Amanda Carr

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I have no idea what she is saying, but I'm assuming this is a teaser about BMX... I'm pretty certain about that.
"รายการ Sports Inspire
ออกอากาศทุกวันเสาร์ เวลา 15.30 -16.00 น.
ทางสถานี Amarin TV ช่อง 34"

Pan AM Test Event June 12-14 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015
My to do list of meeting Tory Nyhaug, completed!

One of the biggest moments in my racing career so far, was being able to compete in the Pan Am Test event. It was one of the most fun, exciting, challenging and stressful weekends to date, and as much as it was around riding a new track, it also had to do with scrambling for proper race pants last minute. When comparing BMX Canada and UCI rules, they are pretty much the same, except the UCI is a little more specific and strict. On a regular basis, I choose to ride in yoga tights, it's comfortable, moveable and unfortunately the race pants that I've tried are not.

So on the day of the event I took a chance and came as is, and as soon as the commissioner saw my tights, I got an instant "no". I scrambled, asking everyone if they had a pair of pants I could borrow for the two day event. From coaches, to strangers, it wasn't until my savour Andy showed up -he had a pair which fitted just good enough for me to compete. Another rule that is a little more lenient with BMX Canada are gloves, but luckily I had a random pair laying around that I brought with me. Between the two organizations, there were a few differences. The one that stood out the most was how on point they were with the schedule, everything ran on time, down to the minute.

Day 1: The weather was calling for rain, but we were advised that as long as it wasn't storming we would be able to run the Super Clinic. I arrived on the scene a few hours too early, purposely done so that I could watch the pro's practice - which I missed out because practice was moved up a lot earlier that day. So I arrived at Centennial Park, just in complete awe of how big and overwhelming it was - little did I know it was considered to be "mellow", compared to the other UCI sanctioned tracks in the world. I'm at the track, and it started to rain, light at first, then hard for about about 10 minutes. By that point the Super Clinic was called off. My chance of getting used to the track had to wait until the actual day of the event.

Day 2: Aside from worrying about my pants, I was super nervous about my performance. It's one thing to race, but to do it on a brand new track was another. I decided the night before to stay in a hotel, so I could be at Centennial super early the next day. I practiced as much as I could, the amount of adrenalin I had prevented me from getting tired. When it was time to race, I was in the challengers class, which meant that any girl over 15 would be in my class. I had a full gate, also a new experience for me. I finished with 4th, being beat by a 15, 16 and 41 year old. I felt pretty good actually. The exciting part was walking up to the podeium and being cheered by peers. It was, a very exciting day - worth all the stress I went through.

Day 3: The last day wasn't as eventful, it was just me and another racer - I finished second. The real highlight of that day was meeting Tory Nyhaug, where I had him sign my helmet and even had him pose in a photo with me.

It was an experience that I'll never forget. I'm looking forward to seeing the pro's ride in the Pan AM games, and hopefully I'll get to ride the track again in the near future too.

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Natalya Diehm B-roll,Throw-away's and Instagram mashup

Monday, June 22, 2015

Natalya Diehm B-roll,Throw-away's and Instagram mashup from Ikikyabut on Vimeo.

"This is a little edit thrown together while Natalya recovers from a knee reconstruction (Ruptured ACL and torn Miniscus). Unfortunately we didn't get all of her bangers on film before the injury so we have just put the left-overs and Instagram clips together.Hope you enjoy it and show some appreciation the next time a girl turns up at your local on a BMX.
Music is called The Buzz by Hermitude, go and hit them up on Soundcloud to purchase the song."

‘Lone wolf’ Walsh set for Pan Am Games BMX event

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The best female racer in Canada is set for the Pan Am Games, but she's a lone wolf since being kicked of the National BMX team.

Read more on The Record.

BMX Girls in the News: X Games and National news

Monday, June 8, 2015
Screen capture from the South Bend Tribune

Hannah Roberts called the "Future of BMX" in South Bend Tribute (link)
More on the X Games " Riding While Female by The Austin Chronicl(link)

Photo by Melvyn Knipe of Daily Telegraph

Jennifer Mackie takes out BMX national title for second year running (link)

Nashville Music City Race Report

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Nashville Music City Race Report: Nashville is probably one of my favourite tracks on the USA BMX Pro circuit. The first straight is basically a drag strip into a massive table and step up into tight corners, which always makes the pro racing interesting. It was nice getting to see some familiar Canadian faces since I've been a lone wolf training in Chula Vista for the past 2 months. I felt really good in both Thursday and Friday practices and was confident going into racing on Friday night.

The Pro Women class had 2 racks of 6 or 7, therefore top 8 went to main. First two motos on Friday went well coming across the line with a 3rd and a 4th. Third moto I had some stiff competition and was coming out of lane 8. I ended up 5th, which still secured my spot for the main. I had 2nd last lane choice due to my 5th in the last moto. Going into the main event I was expecting to come out of lane 7 or 8 but luckily ended up in lane 5. My main was a little slopping not using the corners properly but slotted in for a 5th.

Saturday I went 3-4-3 in motos and had 6th lane pick going into the main, coming out of lane 6. I had a good gate but struggled from the 30 foot line on, running out of gas by the looks of the video. I tried to pass around the rest of the track but got stuck behind girls unable to pass. I ended up 6th.

I was happy to be in both of the mains this weekend and I am stoked to be seeing some improvements, but still hungry for better results. I am back in San Diego for two weeks before heading to Toronto, Canada for the Pan Am Games Test Event June 13-14. Huge thanks to everyone that has supported me over the last few months, you all know who you are smile emoticon & of course my sponsors: Clif Bar , GT Bicycles, Team Ontario Cycling, Magnolia BMX & Mum and Dad."

Caroline Buchanan Documentary - World Champion Action Sport Athlete

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"24 year old Caroline Buchanan embarks on the 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series with one goal in mind.
Take a ride with Caroline as she travels around the globe & secures the BMX World Cup Title.

Caroline takes you behind the scenes in this one hour documentary of what its like to be a 5x World Champion action sport female chasing gold.

Check out her track in her backyard, adrenaline junkie down time and unseen footage securing the World Cup title."

Rubicon Girls Camp

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"This Summer we're running our 4th Girls Only Camp which includes BMX.

We've got pro rider Holly Bendall joining us on camp to teach other girls of all ages and abilities, bmx skills and tricks. The camps are week long and residential - and during the week, the girls get to visit 10+ different skateparks! It's a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - and loads of fun.

You can find out more info about Holly here: And more info about girls week here:" - Greg from Camp Rubicon

COMING June 6-7! The Little Big Ridestyle Event - Truckee, CA

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
It’s here again! This time bigger and better. Whether you ride MTB or BMX (or both!) if you’re around June 6-7th, I suggest you hit up The Little Big Ridestyle Festival in Truckee, CA! Joining all the rad events for the ladies, EVERYONE is now invited to make for the ultimate shred fest!

The Truckee Bike Park Project hasn’t stopped growing, and this year will include not only the jump jam from past years, but also a dual slalom race, short loop XC race, and pump track jam. There will be Women’s and Men’s classes for all races/jams. In addition to the various races and the Women’s Skills Clinic going on, there will be games, DJ, food trucks, New Belgium trucks, bike demos from Giant and Specialized, and kids flow bikes.

Besides having a ton of fun on your bike (which I’m pretty sure is a common goal of ours), all proceeds from this event help the ever expanding and evolving Truckee Bike Park.

I will be there shredding as well as helping out with the Women’s skills clinic, hope to see you there too!

For full details and schedule of the event, click this link:

New Edit from ALEXIA DEJOIE!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Interview with Carley Young Coming Soon in May

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Raised in Philadelphia, now residing in Charlotte, Carley Young has been racing since the age of 6, and competing as a pro since she was 16. With 25 years of racing under her belt, and nearly 75 clinics a year, Carley is definitely more than qualified to answer your questions. Whether your questions are about her, racing or Ride Like a Girl, head over to the contact page and send us an email!

Shanaze Reade departing from BMX?

Monday, April 13, 2015
Photo taken from

Shocking news from the Shanaze Reade Facebook page today, announcing that she will be departing from BMX to join the Great Britain Track Sprint Team. Although we don't know the extent of what her departure means, she writes "Really excited to join the GB track sprint team! BMX has been my life for the last 15 years.... But I am now ready for a new challenge for Rio 2016!"

Shanaze is actually returning to the track cycling world, after taking a period of time off to concentrate on BMX.  Her departure as a professional track cyclist was after obtaining world titles in 2007 and 2008, and of course now Shanaze is returning with BMX world tiles from 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Julie Iwasuila 2015 Winter Edit

Friday, April 10, 2015

Julie just sent us over her 2015 Winter edit, which includes a little bit of her lifestyle too. Thanks for sending this in Julie!

Support Camila at Simple Session! #CamilaSession

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Can you believe it? Simple Session has been around for 15 years! I know we all wish there was still a girls class, but regardless we should set our opinions aside and continue to support an awesome contest like Simple Session. Not only that, let's show our support for Camila Harambour, who was the only female rider invited this year. On Sunday April 19th, let's #CamilaSession on all the social outlets to show our support!

"So stocked I'll be going to @simplesession 15 year birthday! I'll be the only girl riding there this time so I'll do my best to represent all the ladies in the course smile emoticon .. Let the party begin!
You can catch #simplesession15 Finals LIVE on RedBull TV and on #simplesession

Chocha que vuelvo al Simple Session en su 15vo aniversario! Voy a ser la única mujer andando con los chicos ya que esta vez no hay categoría femenina...por lo mismo voy a dar lo mejor de mi para representarlas a todas las en el park !! @bodaciousclothing @goproargentina @novikgloves1 @breakinglimitsarg @dekayecrew" - Camila