2017 Sea Otter Classic

2017 Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is North America's season opener for cyclists. Professional and amateur athletes come together to complete in a variety of disciplines including mountain bike, cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track racing to name a few. We had some familiar faces in the BMX world competing including Caroline Buchanan, Nikita Ducaroz and Cory Coffey who supplied us with the photos and details below.

Cory and Nikita during qualifying for Cat 1 Dual Slalom

Nikita and Cory unfortunately didn't qualify for Dual Slalom finals, Nikita had mechanical issues and Cory missed one of her gates in the first run. Former BMX racer Jill Kintner (USA) and current BMX racer and MTB champ Caroline Buchanan (AUS) battled on, with Jill getting first and Caroline getting 2nd.

What is Dual Slalom? Similar to BMX racing, Dual slalom is racing on mountain bikes. Unlike BMX racing you only have two athletes who race on two almost identical tracks next to each other down a slope. The courses are usually short; one run lasting about 30 seconds. It is filled with tabletop jumps, doubles and bermed turns.



 

Pictured here is Lindsey Richter and Cory Coffey hanging around and dropping in at the pump track. Cory spent some time coaching the ladies on the pump track with the rest of the Liv riders.

Ice Cream truck making a lot of money that weekend.

Leigh Donovan, Cory and Nikita


If the Sea Otter Classic is something you'd like to check out next year, dates are already set for April 19-22, 2018 in MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, USA. http://www.seaotterclassic.com/
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Living The Ride

Living The Ride





"Adrenaline couple Barry Nobles & Caroline Buchanan are on a thrill seeking action packed adventure. With their competitive natures, need for speed, enthusiasm and sense of fun, the power couple are living the ride of their lives.

Balancing standing on top of the worlds most competitive BMX and mountain bike podiums and defending world titles, they are always making life interesting and pushing the adrenaline boundaries! Their two wheel journey has some horsepower to it too as they travel iconic roads riding Harley Davidsons.

Watch as their extreme lifestyles showcase overcoming fears, pushing their bodies and abilities on two wheels, traveling to the worlds tourism hot spots and having fun filled action packed adventures off the beaten trail!

Filmed By: Mike King TV
Music: Piers Baron"

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Saya Sakakibara joins Red Bull Australia

Saya Sakakibara joins Red Bull Australia

"I'm honoured to announce my partnership with Red Bull! I am excited to be working with this extraordinary brand and to be joining the family of amazing athletes and inspiring people.
Thank you so much to everyone in my corner who helped make this possible and I am looking forward to what is to come in the future. "


 
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Alise Post Joins GW Bicycles

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.

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MIXTAPE Bmx girl x Yasmim Fernanda

MIXTAPE Bmx girl x Yasmim Fernanda





Watch Yasmim Fernanda throw down a great edit, check it out!
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USA BMX Gator Nationals for Day 1

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
1 CAROLINE BUCHANAN
2 BROOKE CRAIN HARO/ROCKSTAR
3 DANI GEORGE
4 LAUREN REYNOLDS ANSWER/RENNEN
5 SAE HATAKEYAMA
6 ZOE FLEMING HARO/PROMAX
7 FELICIA STANCIL
8 ALISE POST TROY LEE/KLEAN ATHLETE
Posted by USA BMX on Friday, February 24, 2017
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Women's Weekend in 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/212604855856900/


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 http://www.joyride150.com/joyride150-womens-weekend/


Women's Weekend at Rays MTB
February 10 - 12, 2017 at Rays MTB in Cleveland, Ohio
Full details can be found here https://www.facebook.com/rayswomensweekend/?fref=ts
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Rebecca Berg Edit

Rebecca Berg Edit





Rebecca Berg is an amazing rider from Germany, check out her 2016 edit above!
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Interview with BMX Sweet-heart Leanna Curtis

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 https://instagram.com/leannacurtis172/



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!
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Alise and Redline

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.



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