Alise Post Joins GW Bicycles

Well, it hasn't been confirmed yet, but it appears by the "subtle" hints posted by Alise Post and GW Bicycles, that the two will be joining forces in the future. This comes not too long after the announcement that Redline will be dropping their entire BMX roster, separating a very long relationship between the two.

If our speculations are correct, this means Post will be joining Mariana Pajon, 2 time gold Olympic medalist, thus creating one of the biggest and most badass team of female racers that any little girl could hope for. Keep an eye on the Alise Post Facebook Page and the GW Bicycles page for the official announcement... but it's pretty obvious what's going on here.

MIXTAPE Bmx girl x Yasmim Fernanda

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USA BMX Gator Nationals for Day 1

Photo from BMX Mania
We've been slacking on the news front lately, and we apologize for this! Stick with us while we get our stuff together. First update, the results of the women's elite race during the USA BMX Gator Nationals for Day 1.

Some notable moments included the return of Felicia Stancil, who has been very tough while going through challenges with her thyroid. Stancil suffered a malfunction during the main, but stating that it still "felt amazing to race on a supercross track against the fastest girls in the world!" We're glad to see her back!

Alise Post was charging the pack in the beginning, but went over the bars when hitting the triple. We're so glad she's ok and we're super impressed by her tumbling skills. Post states "glad no one else was hurt and although banged up, I walked outta this one okay".

Caroline Buchanan has been keeping very busy as of late, doesn't appear she had any downtime since the Olympics, but she recently came off a fitness photoshoot, and taking from her Instagram she's been keeping busy on the big bikes. Buchanan quickly diverted from the carnage and was able to take home first place. Watch the action below, stay tuned for more updates.

2017 USA BMX Gator Nationals Elite Women Day 1
2017 USA BMX Gator Nationals Elite Women Day 1

Women Elite Total Riders = 16
Posted by USA BMX on Friday, February 24, 2017

Women's Weekend in 2017

Looking for something to do that involves riding with a bunch of rad ladies like yourself? Come hang out at one of Women's Weekend that's coming up in 2017. Details below.

Ride Like A Girl Women's Weekend
January 7, 2017 – January 8, 2017 at The Wheel Mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Full details can be found here

Women's Weekend at Joyride 150
February 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017 at Joyride 150 in Markham, Ontario Canada
Registration (highly recommended) opens December 26th.
Full details can be found here

Women's Weekend at Rays MTB
February 10 - 12, 2017 at Rays MTB in Cleveland, Ohio
Full details can be found here

Rebecca Berg Edit

Rebecca Berg is an amazing rider from Germany, check out her 2016 edit above!

Interview with BMX Sweet-heart Leanna Curtis

When and how did you start riding?
I started racing when I was 9, so 13 years ago. I have always loved riding my bike ever since I first learnt to ride, I used to pack a backpack and ride the whole day, making my own little jumps wherever I could. I didn't even know BMX racing was a thing until my family moved to an area where there was a BMX track, so as soon as I seen that I was hooked.

How were you “discovered” for this part?
Luke Madill, BMX Olympian who is sponsored by Redbull told me one day at his BMX track what Redbull were doing, and that they were after a girl to play the part, and asked if I was interested, which of course I was!

Was acting something you always wanted to do, and did you ever thought you’d be able to incorporate BMX?
There is actually not really any acting in this short clip, the main thing I only had to do was smile the whole time, which is easy! It didn't really require me to become a "character", I was just riding and acting like myself.

How did they get the name "Swifty"?
I got that name because on a pretty funny little road trip back from one of the scenes. Corey Bohan was playing Taylor Swift and I told him I don't really like her music, he continued to play her music and began calling me 'swifty'

Was there a scene that you were in, that you had to do over and over? 
The scene that we probably did over and over most was the construction site scene, where we were being chased by the robbers. We had to do it over and over to get all the different angles, and there was also some stunt guys that did all the fire stuff and getting hit by the car. That scene took a whole day!

Have you notice anything different with your online life since the teaser?
I have gained a few extra followers on instagram! haha

I personally think it’s super rad that Redbull incorporated a female character, what does this mean to you and how does she compare to Christian from Rad?
I am so excited and grateful that Redbull hired me to be the female in this clip, its really huge for me and the exposure that this clip will get will be massive! To be honest I've never seen Rad! I've only seen BMX Bandits and that's where the idea for 'bicycle motocross' was inspired from, so I play Nicole Kidmans character.

Was it intimidating to work with Bohan and Hucker?
Not at all intimidating, those guys are really cool, and always making jokes so they made it much easier to be in front of the camera

Where is most of the filming done, and are there any major landmarks we might recognize?
Most of the filming was around Sydney and Manly and a little bit in QLD. There is a scene with a really good backdrop of the Sydney harbour

How long was the filming process?
We filmed for 7 days, most days were around 6-8 hours

Can you tell us anything about the bike you rode?
As far as I know the frame and everything was all modern, just the wheels were pretty old school. The bike was heavier than I'm used too, and the handle bars were so big, but I was able to adjust to it pretty quickly. It took longer to get used to the old school tyres! I had a crash on the first day of filming because I hit a corner like I normally would, but the wheels felt like they just folded underneath me and I went down straight away haha. That's why in some of the scenes you can see sores on both my elbows! haha

Have you seen the entire movie yet? Is there a scene you think we may not appreciate watching on our computers, that in real life was nuts?
I haven't seen the whole thing yet, I've only seen what everyone else has so I'm really excited for it!

Best memory that you’ve taken away from this experience
I cant pick just one memory, the whole thing was so amazing! I had the best week with everyone involved and I couldn't take the smile off my face the whole time!

Alise and Redline

After 8 years with Redline, it sounds like Alise Post won't be with them in the new year. There's a lot of speculation behind this, mostly in the realm of restructuring within the company but until we hear more, let's congratulate Alise on a fantastic win this weekend at Grands! See Alise announce the separation at the 3:30:40 mark.

Spotlight: Nadja Pries, BMX Racer, Olympian, Playboy model

A few days ago I reached out to German BMX racer Nadja Pries for an interview about her time as an Olympian in Rio, and equally as interesting, her experience as a Playboy model. We can't show you any of her Playboy shots but that's what Google is for.

...Now that the pervs are gone...she's been a busy girl after the Olympics so we're grateful she made some time for us! Read on below.

Where are you from and what is the story on how you began racing?
I was born in a small City near Nuernberg. We have a BMX track just 2 minutes from our house, so my older brother started riding and I followed.  I had my first national elite race at the age of 16.

Who are your sponsors now? 
European Thrill Factory Team (Team Sponsor)
Juwelier Winnebeck
Sports Block
Tr3nd clothing
HNO Praxis Dr. Kittel
Deutsche Sporthilfe

Are you the only Elite women on the German National Team? Who do you train with, and are you receiving the support you need to live your dreams and do your job?
Well there are some upcoming girls now, but I was the only one over the past few years. I have my training partners in the gym, and I am training with local guys on the track, but I am studying Psychology so at the moment I can't move to one of the main training centers. I am still living at home because I couldn't finance a flat and all that. I am working pretty hard to get enough money, and sponsors to pay all that but until now it worked out pretty well.

Is there anything you think should change within the sport to make World Cups, World Championships and the Olympics more enjoyable to the competitors, or more marketable for sponsors and appealing to spectators *DG
I think it is important to keep the tracks rideable for races. The next step is to make sure TV Channels etc. are getting interested in the sport and put some money in it, or buy the rights to show the big races so that more people are getting into the sport.

Congratulations on making the Olympic team! Was it more pressure to qualify for the Olympics or actually competing in the Olympics?
Thanks! It was more pressure to qualify for me because that was the big goal I set 3 years ago. Competing at the Olympics was of course a big thing and I was nervous like never before, but I really enjoyed racing there!

What kind of setup did you have for the Olympics?
I had a white thrill frame with some fine red and yellow lines on it. A carbon rim in the back, Carbon cranks, and for the rest I had exactly the same set up like all year long.

What advantages or disadvantages did you find competing on the track?
The track was super fun and perfect to ride. It was hard to see the green lips in the beginning but then we all got used to it.

We saw you were quite unhappy with your TT, what happened? (TT stands for Time Trial)
Well, I overshooting the first jump during practice, so I wanted push down a little in my TT. Then there was some head wind which we didn't have in practice, so I cased it pretty bad and lost so much speed for the whole first straight.

What did competing mean to you and how has it impacted you at home?  *DG
Competing in the Olympics meant everything to me. I mean it's always been a dream and to finally be there was a little unreal. I had so many friends and people at home supporting me, journalists, magazines and tv channels who wanted interviews etc. So the last weeks were kind of stressful because I wasn't used to this, but I think this is how it should be. Many people were following my journey and even got into the sport. They all enjoyed watching us race, these little things make me happy.

What did you learn from the Rio Olympics that you would apply to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, assuming Tokyo is in your race goals * DG
Well I learned a lot! I don't even know where I should start, it was just such a big experience, and I think everyone who was there for the first time could tell you the same. I will definitely set my goal to a final in Tokyo (But who knows what's gonna happen in 4 years)... The most important thing for all big races is to have some fun on your bike. Too much stress could sometimes lead to some big mistakes. So I will definitely keep that in mind for all the big upcoming races.

Tell us about your Playboy debut, how were you approach and how long did it take you to give them an answer?
Well I got an email first and they said they were interested in shooting with me for the Olympic issue if I am qualified. I was immediately positive about it and my parents as well, so they got my answer pretty quick.

I understand this took place prior to the Olympics, so were there any special preparations made for the shoot? 

Yes, it took place one day after I was back home from Colombia (because I gave them a phone call that I just qualified). No, I didn't prepare anything special for the shoot. My goal is to ride good races, not to look good in magazines. None of us were models, so I think it was more about being there because we are good athletes, not because we have a perfect body. There was actually a huge buffet before the shooting haha.

On the day of the shoot, how were you feeling and how was the atmosphere. Did you feel safe, how many people were in the room, etc
The studio looked really nice, and as soon as I came in I felt like home! Everyone was so nice, joking around, making fun, and it gave me a really good feeling. There was one person for the make up, one for the clothes (or no clothes haha), the boss, one photographer and two guys for lights and technical stuff. They were all professionals and know how to get some good pictures.

You looked absolutely stunning and so grown up! I couldn't believe she was you! How do you think the photos came out, and did you have any artistic freedom with positioning and poses? 
Awe thank you! When I looked in the mirror after they did my make up, and saw the first pictures I had the same thoughts, and then it is like jumping into a role. Looking sexy was so easy by the end of the day and I really had fun acting like it. I didn't have much freedom for poses or anything like that. They had a clear vision on how the magazine should look. It was just my job to make the poses look good and giving the right facial expressions etc. But I can tell, modelling is not easy, my back was so sore the next 3 days haha

BMX racer, Olympian and Playboy Model...what else would you like to add to your resume?
Uhmm maybe student and happy mother of my puppy 😁
I am just a really happy girl and glad to be experiencing all that. At this point, special thanks goes out to my family, boyfriend, friends and all those who are supporting and believing in me!

*DG Questions from Dani George

Dani George at Canada Cup

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Dani George, and her friend Austin Hiatt while they were in Toronto for Canada Cup. In short, this girl is super rad and she was awesome enough to do this interview with us about her time in Toronto.

How long were you in Toronto for, and what was your reason to hit up a Canada Cup?
I took a red eye from San Diego on Wednesday evening and arrived in Toronto bright and early Thursday morning and was there through the race on Sunday. I decided to go to the Toronto Canada Cup while I was recovering from injury. I broke my collarbone at the Manchester World Cup and as a result, I missed 3 big Supercross races. So to make up for lost race time, I was searching for other races I could do and the Canada Cup races fit my schedule. I wasn't looking to chase points or money. I just wanted to race. I originally planned on doing the race in Quebec the week prior but it didn't work out. The cool thing about going to Toronto was that it gave me an opportunity to spend time with family and friends I rarely get to see.

Aside from racing, did you have time to hit up any of the attractions or grab something good to eat? ;)
After practice on Thursday, I met up with locals (Amelia Walsh and yours truly, Beatrice Trang) for dinner at this really cool Thai/Japanese cafe spot that I was pretty stoked on. I also got the chance to visit Niagara Falls. I was hoping to check out downtown Toronto, but I was told it was like the Los Angeles of Canada and time didn't permit. I made sure to grab my fair share of Scotch mints and Coffee Crisp candy bars because I love them and we don't have them in the States.

What was your take on the Centennial BMX track, and is it comparable to any of the other UCI sanctioned track? Likes and Dislikes
Personally, I liked the track. The hill and first straight was standard supercross format while the rest of the track was relatively tame compared to most tracks. It made for some fun and fast racing. It's nice going to a race where your biggest worry is going as fast as you can and not whether or not you can actually get around the track and at what cost.

Photo by Nicky Pearson

How were the Canadian fans, did they treat you well?
They were awesome. Very kind and happy to have me. I'm grateful to feel so welcomed.

You did great during the weekend, landing 2nd on both dates right behind Mariana Pajon. Are you satisfied with your results?
Yes! I don't see how I couldn't be. Mariana is a great and humble competitor and it was cool to be able to line up in the gate with her before she competes in Rio to defend her gold medal.

Where to now, and when’s the next big race for you?
I'm spending the next few days in Canada then it's back home to San Diego. The rest of the summer, I'll be riding with the USA Olympians, helping them prepare for the games and also finish racing the rest of the season. Next up for me is the USA BMX race in Pittsburgh. I'll hit the remainder of the pro series USA BMX races and the last two World Cups of the year, hoping to get some results and have fun along the way.

Photo by Nicky Pearson

Double Down for Sam Willoughby

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