Name: Adi Schreiber
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
What is your BMX origin story – How did you get into BMX? When I first got into action sports, I was riding a scooter, but a lot of my friends were riding BMX bikes. About 2 years ago I was riding one of my local parks with a friend of mine. As we sessioned, I started trying stuff on his dirt jumper. He said if you like riding that thing, you should go to “The Wheel Mill” an indoor bike park in Pittsburgh. Since I was getting kinda bored on my scoot, I went and tried a BMX bike since I thought it was almost like my scooter. After that day I instantly fell in love with BMX.
What languages do you speak? English, and a little Spanish
Your top three parks:
- The Wheel Mill
- Rays MTB
Top three songs to get you pumped
- Natural by Imagine Dragons
- Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
- The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
Three people who inspire you and why:
- Bethany Hedrick: Bethany has taught me one of the most valuable things in BMX. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY! Having a day to relax, not film and just have a good time riding is how the sport was created. Doing a ton of tricks, landing something new all the time, and having the pressure to film every day becomes very exhausting. She has taught me to never lose sight of what made me love the sport in the first place. I love how fearless and tough she is, and how much confidence she has.
- Angie Marino: When I first got into BMX, I never saw any woman do it, until Angie Marino. When I saw her ride for the first time, I was instantly blown away. From her flow, and style. She helped show not only the BMX community but the world that a woman can do anything a guy can do (maybe even better). I love how she always has a smile on her face, even when she’s had a bad session or even a bad day. This past summer I even had a chance to ride with her at Woodward. At Woodward, it can be so easy to just go to different parks, and not want to ride the same one that your friend maybe wants to ride. But Angie took the time to go to the skate park I wanted and helped me practice tricks, and push me to learn new ones. Her dedication to the sport and to all the girl riders is incredible. Love you Angie.
- Jesse Gregory: Jesse is the definition of BMX. When I see her ride, I don’t see trick after trick, or being street or park- I see someone just having fun on a bike. Jesse has this way of just showing the amount of creativity you can have riding on 2 wheels. When I met her at Woodward, she taught me not only to have style but to have a personality in the sport. You’re not just a person who can do the same trick as everyone else, you gotta have your own way of displaying that trick to make you stand out. She’s funny, kind, and a big inspiration to my riding.
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? The hate that goes around for a not so “clean” landing.
How do you spend your days off your bike? I don’t usually like to spend a day not riding, but if I am, I’m either swimming or travelling!
Favourite person to ride with? Honestly, I really can’t choose one. When I go to the Wheel Mill, there’s a little crew that I always ride with. But there’s one guy that really stands out to me, and that’s Mason Ritter. Mason has always supported me since day 1. He never hesitates to stop his session just to film me or take time out of his busy schedule to help me land a trick. Even when I could barely bunny hop, he had faith that I would become great in just a few years. I’m so glad that I can call this one-of-a-kind legend, a true friend of mine.
Favourite shoes to ride in? Cult Vans BMX “Never Fade” shoes
Most inspirational quote: “Never stop smiling and working hard on your dreams” – Maca Perez-Grasset
Best advice given: What’s the risk, if you’re not gonna risk it all?
Your biggest fear? Getting seriously hurt riding my bike
Your proudest accomplishment? Being crowned “The Lady Shredder” at the 2022 “Winter Welcome Jam”
Three guilty pleasures:
- Reality TV
- Listening to pop music
- Being a musical theater nerd
Your worst habit? Not being able to quit or come back to something
If you could hire someone to help you in some sort of aspect of your life, what would it be? To not be so hard on myself
Your top three future goals you want to achieve:
- Being more confident on my bike
- Getting Sponsored
- Film a BMX documentary