Name: Evie Simpson
Current Age: 10 years old
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
Sponsors: BlueGrooveBMX and I wish to be a team rider for Colony BMX and Vans one day.
How did you get into BMX? When I was seven, I went to our local skatepark and saw this epic little shredder on a BMX bike doing tricks and I knew from that day onwards that all I wanted to do was ride BMX. That same day we went and brought a bike and started riding at our local parks, eventually, I found a coach and started doing lessons once a week. The little shredder I was so inspired by was @Koby.BMX and he is still one of my closest friends and biggest inspirations to this day.
What languages do you speak? English
Your top three parks?
- Metricon Stadium
- The Village BMX
- The Hot Box Indoor Olympic Training Facility on the Gold Coast.
Top three songs on your playlist?
- My ex’s best friend (with blackbear) by Machine Gun Kelly
- Misery Business by Paramore
- Lost Cause by Billie Eilish.
Three people who inspire you and why?
- Natalya Diehm – She is such an inspiration for girl riders in general. Nat has helped me so much to be the rider and person that I am today. She supports and encourages all female BMX riders in this sport, and works hard on and off the bike to push the limits and be the best coach she can be. I am so grateful for Nat’s guidance and friendship and I look up to her as she has helped pave the way in the Australian Olympic arena for Female BMX and she is an all-round awesome person.
- Pete Mackellar – The owner and founder of BlueGrooveBMX. Pete is such a hard worker behind the scenes in the sport of BMX. Pete is always helping each kid in the community no matter what skill level to be the best athlete and rider they can be. He is always commentating at events, supporting up-and-coming riders and forever helping build and grow BMX freestyle as a sport. He brings the community together and his love and passion for BMX is contagious and I am so grateful to be a BlueGrooveBMX team rider.
- Angie Marino – For helping to bring all female riders from around the world together in this amazing community. Her riding skills across freestyle BMX and Mountain bikes is so inspiring, and Angie is always behind the next generation of girls with events such as Bloom Week at WoodWard and other online contests which help support and grow BMX as a sport. Being an ambassador, Angie spreads such kindness and passion around the globe and she gives me something to work hard towards and look up to.
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? When people cut off each other when riding parks.
What do you do when you’re not riding? I play soccer, and I have a huge Tech Deck collection.
Favourite person to ride or train with? Koby Clayton (@Koby.bmx)
Favourite shoes to ride in? Vans are the best shoe ever to ride in 🙂
Best advice given to you? To always have fun, find your own style and to picture what you want to achieve in your head and then do it. By Natalya Diehm.
Your biggest fear? Cockroaches
Your proudest accomplishment? Landing my first ever bunny hop, I worked so hard for it. I am also proud of being the 2023 U13 female National champion in Australia.
Your worst habit? Not washing my gloves
If you could hire someone to help you in some sort of aspect of your life, what would it be? Hire someone to clean my room as it’s always messy.
What is a memorable experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? Meeting all my heroes and those who inspire me on and off the bike at the Urban Sports Fest last year, which was held on the Gold Coast in Australia. Also, all my friends and those who are now family because of BMX.
Your top three future goals you want to achieve?
- Compete at the Olympics
- Come to America for Bloom Week and ride with Keir Sirlin and all female BMX athletes and superstars that come together to ride and have fun.
- To be a part of the Colony BMX team