• Training for Tokyo: Meet the WCC BMX Racing athletes

    Beatrice July 24, 2021

    “Meet the UCI World Cycling Centre athletes heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games! In the second episode, we sit down with thee BMX Racing athletes, Zoe Claessens (SUI), Sae Hatakeyama (JPN) and Yoshitaku Nagasako (JPN) Watch to learn more about their Olympic dreams. The UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), which houses the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), is an elite coaching and training centre. Opened in 2002,…

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  • Opening The Playbook Ep 44

    Beatrice July 23, 2021

    Canadian BMX racer Drew Mechielsen joins Opening the Playbook, a podcast all about women in sports – where we share stories about overcoming the odds, persevering through adversity, and finding success in a male-dominated world. Listen anywhere you listen to podcasts. BMX racer Drew Mechielsen joins #OTP to talk Olympics, career highs and lows, and the pressures of being the best female rider in the country. Drew has been riding…

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  • Zsófia Vera: On starting BMX at 32

    Guest July 22, 2021

    You’re never too old, to start something new, and it’s never too late to get into BMX. This was a lesson learned by Zsófia Vera, a French 34-year-old BMX rider who started BMX 3 years ago. Today we’re sharing her journey, enjoy part 1. An accidental outline of how I brought an unlikely dream into reality I started riding BMX in September 2018 after turning 32. I’d never had any…

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  • E-Fise Junior By Hot Wheels 2021

    Beatrice July 21, 2021

    Check this out! A digital contest fully devoted to under 16yo groms, and of course, the contest is fully open to girls too! PR from Hurricane: E-FISE JUNIOR BY HOT WHEELS 2021 New Digital Action Sports Contest Dedicated to Kids! Today, Hurricane Group is launching the E-FISE Junior by Hot Wheels, a video competition that will shine a light on a whole new generation of riders. The contest will take place…

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  • Save Gorge Road Jump Park – New Zealand

    Beatrice July 20, 2021

    The Gorge Road dirt jumps are a world-class facility for BMX and Mountain Bikes, created and maintained by more than a decade of passion and dedication from Queenstown locals. Despite their immense value to the world of riding and the Queenstown community, the jumps’ existence is now in jeopardy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced that it will destroy Gorge in the foreseeable future, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason.…

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  • Day in the life with Nikita Ducarroz

    Angie Marie July 19, 2021

    Follow a day in the life of Swiss BMX Freestyle Park rider, Nikita Ducarroz as she competed at the 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Montepellier, France. The 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships were a key milestone in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for many of the BMX Freestyle Park athletes. The event was a last opportunity for the athletes to compete at an international…

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  • BUILDING A CHAMPION – Alise Willoughby

    Beatrice July 19, 2021

      Here’s a little Monday motivation to get you going!“Few athletes have built a dynasty of dominance quite like Alise has over her career. She has earned her spot as the winningest rider of all time in BMX racing and still maintains the aggressive edge that inspired her nickname – “the Beast”.” Photo by Steve Diamond.

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