Hi Natasha! Thanks for sharing your story and love for all things bikes with us. How long have you been racing BMX? Tell us about how you got into BMX.
Natasha: We were camping with friends when I was six and one of the older boys had a BMX bike. I kept borrowing it all weekend. When we got back into the city my parents knew nothing about BMX but took me out to Ridge Meadows track for a night of racing to see what it was all about. I decided I wanted to try it. It looked fun. That was six years ago. I did the Club Coaching for the rest of that season and started racing the following year.
What was it about racing that you really enjoyed and decided to pursue it more competitively?
Natasha: I loved going fast and developing my skills, especially jumping. My BMX skills made me more comfortable trying other types of riding. Being at the track either for a regular race, local practice or big national weekend, what do you enjoy most about spending time on your bike at these events? Definitely hanging out with my friends! My favorite events are the ones where we camp.
Your skills sure are impressive, specifically your love for getting air, and jumping. How did you get over that fear of leaving the ground, and making it look so easy with your ability to send it? How did you learn to jump as good as you do?
Natasha: I’ve never