What sports bra do you wear?

Monday, December 30, 2019
Several months ago we asked YOU, our readers - what you wear to hold the ladies up while riding bikes. We received a variety of recommendations and the ones we received the most are below for you to check out! We also organized the bra-info from smallest to biggest support.


Photo courtesy of Lululemon
Energy Bra by Lululemon 
Price: $52.00 USD
Description: Need a sports bra that does it all? Look no further! This sweat-wicking cross-strap bra gives you the coverage and support you need for yoga, run, and the gym—without restricting your movement or breath. Luxtreme® fabric has added Lycra® that allows the bra to stretch with you and retain its shape over time. Slip in optional, removable cups for a little extra coverage—if you want it. This bra is intended to provide medium support for endorphin junkies with a B/C cup.

Features we like:
- Lycra Fabric
- Removable Cups
- Medium Support For A B/C Cup

Photo courtesy of Lululemon
Energy Bra Long Line by Lululemon 
Price: $58.00 USD
Description: We created a long-line version of this fan-favourite sports bra to give you extra coverage for yoga, running and gym workouts.

Features we like:
- Lycra Fabric
- Removable Cups
- Medium Support For A B/C Cup
- Cool strap design in the back

Photo courtesy of Nike
Swoosh Women's Medium-Support by Nike
Price: $30.00 USD
Description: The Nike Swoosh Sports Bra looks good layered or worn on its own. Crafted from stretchy fabric, it's designed for medium-impact activities like cycling, dance and cardio classes.

Features we like:
- Compression fit
- Minimal design
- Racerback
- Stretchy
- Supports XS to 2XL (About 30A to 42DD)

Photo courtesy of Puma
Mid Impact Bra by Puma
Price: $30.00 USD
Description: Get ready for peak performance in the sleek and stylish 4Keeps Bra. With stabilizing shoulder straps and racerback construction for maximum range of motion, you’ll have all the support you need.

Features we like:
- Racerback straps
- Plush elastic band
- Supports a maximum range of motion
- Can support a 34 to 38.5 bust

Photo courtesy of Under Armour
Mid Cross Back by Under Armour 
Price: 35.00 USD
Description: Unique strap design delivers extra support in all the right places so you can finish just as strong as you started.

Features we like:
- Ultra-tight, second-skin fit for a locked-in feel.
- Best for A to C cups
- Removable cups have helpful R & L arrows to easily put back in
- 4-way stretch construction moves better in every direction

Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret
Incredible Knockout Ultra Max by Victoria Sport
Price: $49.50 USD
Description: Our most supportive sports bra. Patented bra-within-a-bra technology offers the max support you want with structured cups that clip together and an outer layer for added compression. With padded straps for stabilized support and an easy-on, easy-off design. Featuring a patented bra-within-a-bra technology with cushioned underwire cups that clip in the center

Features we like:
- Bounce control with maximum support
- Like wearing a wire bra and a traditional sports bra on top
- Concealed underwire
- The front zipper makes it super easy to take off
- Machine Washable
- Supports from 32B up to 38 DDD

Notable Mentions

  • Lorna Jane
  • Under Armour Woodmark Strappy
  • Anita Active
  • Target's C9
  • Zahara Activewear
  • Vans
  • Champion
  • Ethica Staples
  • Enell Sports Bra


May be discontinued but worthy if you can find it 


Victoria's Secret Lightweight Bra
Price: $34.50 USD
Description: Lightweight with medium support. With a breathable foam pad for stabilized support, definition and no-bounce, this bra is ready to bike, box and train hard.

Features we like:
- Lightly lined
- Racerback
- Pullover design with no clasps or hooks
- Machine washable
- Supports 32A to 38DD

Nike Classic Women's Padded Medium-Support Sports Bra
Price: $29.97 USD
Description: The Nike Classic Women's Padded Medium-Support Sports Bra provides a compressive feel that is designed for sports such as cycling, running or training in the gym.

Features we like:
- Supports XS to XL (30A to 38DD)
- Racerback
- Dri-FIT technology
- Machine wash

The Bloom BMX Awards 2019 Results

Monday, December 23, 2019


With so much talent in women's BMX right now, we felt it was important to recognize the riders who impacted us the most, and so in mid-November, we opened up the opportunity for the community to vote for 7 different categories. Thank you for those who participated (the number of votes was overwhelming) and thank you to the following riders who inspire us to ride every day. We look forward to seeing what 2020 brings and what categories will be added this time next year.




2019 FREESTYLE RIDER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Roberts
She's someone who has been killing it in park. She may or may not be winning every competition but her style, flow, tricks, and creativity makes her the standout for 2019.


2019 RACER OF THE YEAR
Alise Post-Willoughby
She's dominating on the track, the gym, the mental game and all that comes with racing. Racers descend down the ramp in 2 seconds at almost 40 mph... quick, who is your 2019 racer of the year?


2019 FLATLANDER OF THE YEAR
Irina Sadovnik
Graceful, quick, dedicated and stylish to name a few, she's someone who has been killing it on the ground.


2019 STREET RIDER OF THE YEAR
Anahí Valentina
She can easily be confused for a park rider, but her urban surroundings are her playground. She might be known for nibblers, but you won't see her stop having fun because of some skate stoppers.


2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Keir Sirlin
She may not necessarily be young, but she's new on the scene and making waves in 2019. She could be a park, street, flatlander or even racer, she's the rookie of the year making a splash in 2019.


2019 COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Caroline Buchanan
She's someone who had to overcome a serious setback, and inspires us all to keep fighting and working to come back even stronger.


2019 BRAND OF THE YEAR
Vans
This is the brand that has provided the most support to women's BMX this year, and we love you.



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Simple Session Sister Session 2020

Tuesday, December 17, 2019




Simple Session is bringing back Sister Session for 2020!
12 girls will be invited to Tallinn, Estonia to compete.

February 6th - 10th, 2020 Saku Suurhall and locations around.

Tallinn Dates in Detail 
February 6th - 7th: Practice Days February 8th: Qualifications Day
February 9th: Finals Day
February 10th: Open Skatepark Session



Unfortunately due to the contest having a really tight schedule and hosting more than 180 athletes every year in only two days, there haven’t been more Sister BMX Sessions until now. However, 2020 will be the year BMX, especially Women’s BMX, will be bigger than ever before – it will make its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. 9 men and 9 women will battle it out in front of millions of viewers worldwide and at the end of it all, the very first BMX Freestyle Olympic medalists will be announced. And this is also the year female BMXers will shred at the Simple Session again. Women’s BMX has grown a lot in the past couple of years, the number of competitive riders has multiplied, the level of riding has progressed significantly, there are more contests than many of the riders have the capability to attend, most notably all the FISE and Vans Pro Cup series in different parts of the World. Now, Simple Session is delighted to welcome the girls back to Saku Arena to start the year off on the right note! - Simple Session

CONFIRMED RIDERS: 
Minato Oike (JPN) – Japanese representative at the Olympic Games
Hannah Roberts (USA) – 2017 & 2019 BMX World champion
Angie Marino (USA) – 2x Sister Session silver medalist
Teresa Fernández-Miranda (ESP) – multiple time Vans Pro Cup winner
Nikita Ducarroz (CHE) – 2nd overall at Vans Pro Cup 2019 
Elizaveta Posadskikh (RUS) – three-time Russian BMX champion
Charlotte Worthington (GBR) – the European Champion and 2019 World Championships bronze medalist
Sash Pardoe (GBR) – Best UK rider at Backyard Jam, two-time NASS silver medalist
Lara Lessmann (DEU) – 2017 Youth Olympics gold medalist More to be announced!

Villegas Twins on Redbull

Monday, December 16, 2019


Last week, Redbull added the Columbian power twins Lizsurley and Queensaray to their team. This is the first time in the history of Redbull that they have ever added freestyle BMX women to their exclusive team. Congrats Liz and Queen! 

"Today we have more wings than ever, happy to have a company next to us, a company and gret support that will make us fly up until we reach the top where we want to be. I have the best pride in me to have a dream fulfilled." - @LizSurley_BMX_18

Queen "I am super happy to be from the team that will now give me wings to fly high and to be able to get to where we have dreamed. I thank all the people who have supported us in any way and thank you very much for The Bloom. Let's go for more!" - @BMX_Queensaray


Video : Elizaveta Posadskikh Vlog

Sunday, December 15, 2019


Скорее бросай все дела, потому что прилетела обещанная вторая часть моего калифорнийского путешествия. В этой серии вы посмотрите вместе с нами как живут люди в трейлере, своими глазами увидите калифорнийские пустоши и прокатитесь в парке который мы там нашли. Приятного просмотра! 

Rather, drop everything because the promised second part of my California trip has arrived. In this series, you look with us how people live in the trailer, with your own eyes see the California wasteland and ride in the park that we found there. Enjoy watching! 

-Elizaveta Posadskikh

Backyard Jam Results

Photo from Kayley Ashworth
Qualification Results
1. Jay Lewis
2. Kayley Ashworth
3. Moz Chudley
4. Sasha Pardoe
5. Sammy Turner
6. Carla Statham
7. Val Ward

Final Results
1. Sasha Pardoe
2. Kayley Ashworth
3. Jay Lewis



Massive congratulations to Sasha Pardoe, the women's winner and top 5 overall from the contest making her way to Simple Session 2020 in February!

LIMITED EDITION CB68 Christmas Donut Box

Thursday, December 12, 2019


The LIMITED EDITION CB68 Christmas Donut Box is sure to light up the face of any boy or girl this Christmas!
Click here to shop.

Each exclusive Christmas Donut Box set includes;
🍩 ODI Grips = Suprise donuts & sprinkles design ⠀
🍩 Fist Handwear = Sprinkles Gloves ⠀
🍩 KNOBBY Underwear = Girls and boys underwear
🍩 Fasthouse = Signed Wall Jersey with ⠀
🍩 Teencee Graphics = Sprinkles 68 nunber ⠀
🍩 Signed poster ⠀
🍩 Personal addressed Christmas card! ⠀

SHIPPING: Australia shipping only will be delivered express post prior to Christmas Day. Deliveries to begin week beginning 15 December 2019

Women's Weekend at Ray's Indoor MTB Park 2020

Monday, December 9, 2019

Women's Weekend is the largest instructional gathering of female cyclists in the world. From beginners to pros this event has something for everyone. This year, we are proud sponsors of this event and we look forward to seeing everything again this year! Check out the details below, see you there.

Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park
9801 Walford Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102, United States
For more information, click HERE

Where To Stay
Cleveland Airport Marriott - 4277 W 150th St, Cleveland, OH 44135, United States
Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport - 4181 W 150th St, Cleveland, OH 44135, United States

Save the date! Registration opens: Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET
Bookmark the link HERE

Brooke Crain Signature Citizen Colorway

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Riding for Haro alone has always been a dream come true. Not many women have ever represented the brand, especially on the race side. Now adding my own signature frame tops it all. It’s been 9 years since I signed with Haro and I’m honored to have finally created my own colorway. I’ve always loved pastel colors and although there are lots of hot pink bikes out there I’ve never seen a pastel pink frame so I was determined to make this happen. Luckily the guys at Haro loved it too. Now there’s only 50 of them so I can’t wait to see who gets one while they are still here! - Brooke Crain



CITIZEN CARBON FRAME

The PTC (Power Transfer Center) bottom bracket on our Citizen frame is made up of an 86.5mm wide shell allowing the down-tube and chain-stays to spread to the outer width of the shell and create undoubtedly the stiffest, most responsive bottom bracket concept to hit the BMX market. The head-tube of the Citizen is a tapered 1-1/8" - 1.5" design which stiffens up the front end of the bike for maximum steering response. The rear dropouts of the Citizen are a removable CNC machined alloy design compatible with 10mm, 15mm and 20mm rear axles with the included hardware and adapters.

FEATURES

  • Built from M30-S and T-700 carbon with internal brake cable routing
  • PTC (Power Transfer Center) press-fit BB86 design
  • Interchangeable alloy dropouts with built-in chain tensioners
  • Accommodates 10, 15 and 20mm rear axles
  • 1-1/8" - 1.5" tapered head tube
  • Pro (20.5" TT/14.75" RC), Pro XL(21" TT/15.2" RC)
  • Pro XXL (21.75" TT/15.2" RC), Long (21.75" TT/17.2" RC)
  • 2.7lbs (Pro XL size)



ABOUT BROOKE
Brooke Crain got her start in BMX when she watched her older brother race at a track in Tulare, Ca. Since then she has been riding every track in sight full speed and hasn't looked back. Brooke advanced up through the ranks of BMX quickly, turning pro at the age of 15 in 2008 and then joining the US Cycling team the next year in 2009. Since then Brooke has competed in two Olympic Games, finishing 8th at London in 2012 and 4th at Rio in 2016. Today Brooke continues to progress as a top tier BMX racer and is an inspiration and role model for aspiring athletes women all over the world. When she isn't pushing the limits of BMX racing all over the world, Brooke can be found in her hometown of Visalia California, kicking back with her two bulldogs, Baylee and Charlee, and spending time with her family and friends. - Haro


The Bloom BMX Awards 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Artwork: @beabmx


With so much talent in women's BMX right now, we felt it was important to recognize the riders who impacted us the most. This is The Bloom BMX Awards 2019, riders recognized and nominated by you! Below are the 7 categories to cast your nominations, click on the link below. 

2019 FREESTYLE RIDER OF THE YEAR - She's someone who has been killing it in park. She may or may not be winning every competition but her style, flow, tricks, and creativity makes her the standout for 2019.

2019 RACER OF THE YEAR - She's dominating on the track, the gym, the mental game and all that comes with racing. Racers descend down the ramp in 2 seconds at almost 40 mph... quick, who is your 2019 racer of the year?

2019 FLATLANDER OF THE YEAR - Graceful, quick, dedicated and stylish to name a few, she's someone who has been killing it on the ground.

2019 STREET RIDER OF THE YEAR - She can easily be confused for a park rider, but her urban surroundings are her playground. She might be known for nibblers, but you won't see her stop having fun because of some skate stoppers.

2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - She may not necessarily be young, but she's new on the scene and making waves in 2019. She could be a park, street, flatlander or even racer, she's the rookie of the year making a splash in 2019.

2019 BRAND OF THE YEAR - This is the brand that has provided the most support to women's BMX this year, and we love you.

2019 COMEBACK OF THE YEAR - She's someone who had to overcome a serious setback, and inspires us all to keep fighting and working to come back even stronger.

Vote Here

The riders shown in the image were chosen randomly for illustrative purposes, you can nominate any female BMXer! Nominations will close on Friday December 20th at 8pm EST. Final results will be based on the number of nominations, ties will be decided by The Bloom BMX. Recipients will be announced Monday December 23rd at 8am EST



#thebloombmxawards

BMX around the World: Philippines

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Women's BMX is growing at a rapid pace, we absolutely love seeing the growth from all corners of the planet. Recently we were sent some photos of a mini Vans event in the Philippines. So cool!

"We are a group of girls who compete BMX here in the Philippines. We have different style in playing like we play flatland, freestyle, park and dirt. We are hoping that maybe one day we can join an international competition in other countries so we can have a lot of friends all over the world." - Anne Magno


Welcome to Hyper Hannah Edit

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Photo: Naoki Gaman


It's Official, Hannah Roberts is now part of the Hyper Family!

All of the guys were stoked to welcome her to the team and we decided to make this video up while everyone was out in China! She ended up winning the FISE Championships, FISE World Cup Series and Best Trick last weekend. UCI BMX FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE UP NEXT!

Congrats Hannah!

Instagram: @HyperBmx
Youtube: @HyperBmx
Website: www.hyperbicycles.com

Caroline Buchanan back at her first race!

Friday, November 15, 2019
Photo Credit: CBuchanan68
Timing her road to Tokyo 2020, Buchanan leads Aussie trio in Indonesia.
Dual Olympian Caroline Buchanan has burst back onto the BMX racing stage over the weekend after finding the podium twice in her first C1 and HC event since her accident back in late 2017.


The two-day spectacle, known as the Banyuwangi BMX International in Indonesia, had a multitude of talent on show including Australia's elite men's national series champion Joshua Boyton, junior rider Damon Hocking and former world no.1 Buchanan.

Lining up on the gate alongside Buchanan was New Zealand's Sarah Walker, and the pair squared off like they have on so many occasions in the elite women's class.

Day 1 had Walker find the top spot on the podium, with Buchanan narrowly missing out after leading for the majority of the race.

Boyton was unable to progress to the final scoring a DNF while Hocking finished 9th overall in his class.

The following day was Australia's most successful, and for Buchanan, a big return to the international BMX racing stage as she beat home Walker to the top spot on the podium.

For Boyton, his DNF was the motivation he needed to make it to the elite men's final and finished third while Hocking finished 10th overall in the junior elites.

Full article: BMX Australia

UCI Urban World Championships Final Results & Photos

Tuesday, November 12, 2019



UCI Urban World Championships Final Results

1 Hannah ROBERTS USA
2 Macarena Valentina PEREZ GRASSET CHI
3 Charlotte WORTHINGTON GBR

4 Lara Marie LESSMANN GER
5 Nikita DUCARROZ SUI
6 Natalya DIEHM AUS
7 Laury PEREZ FRA
8 Perris BENEGAS USA
9 Agustina ROTH ARG
10 Minato OIKE JPN
11 Chelsea WOLFE USA
12 Teresa FERNANDEZ-MIRANDA AZCOAGA ESP

13 Jennifer WOHLRAB GER
14 Angie MARINO USA
15 Xianfen OU CHN
16 Katherine Seiran DIAZ DARMASE VEN
17 Rebecca BERG GER
18 Nina BUITRAGO USA
19 Elizaveta POSADSKIKH RUS
20 Jesse GREGORY USA
21 Xinyue LI CHN
22 Analia Gabriela ZACARIAS ARG
23 Elena MALYSHEVA RUS
24 Ekaterina KRUGLOVA RUS
25 Arina AZAROVA RUS
26 Maria VALLEJO GARCIA ESP
27 Emma FINNEGAN GBR
28 Hui GE CHN
29 Sara CANOVI ITA
30 Sivan COLE ESP
31 Magalie POTTIER FRA

Photos by Naoki Gaman