The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Nyquist (USA) and Nina Buitrago (USA) have been re-elected to represent BMX Freestyle Park riders on the UCI Athletes’ Commission, in a vote organised during the 2021 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships that took place in Montpellier (France) from 4 to 8 June. Ryan Nyquist and Nina Buitrago were chosen from among the five candidates – three men and two women – by the athletes registered for the event.
Nina Buitrago obtained 70.7 % of the votes for the female candidates, while Ryan Nyquist reached 39.0 % of the votes for the male candidates. The voting participation rate was 65.1 %.
Members of the UCI Athletes’ Commission are elected for a four-year term which will take effect
After working with X Games for fourteen years, women's BMX advocate Nina Buitrago believes the time is now to make things official. Currently, the women do a demo on the park course. Nina - and the rest of the ladies - think it's time to move forward and put some medals on the line. Watch and check out her thoughts!
This is a rough two part edit I put together for the ladies of BMX and our time in Malaga, Spain at the Vans BMX Pro Cup May 5-7th, 2017. All footage was shot on iPhone 7 or a GoPro of some sort. The first part is highlights of each of us from both the regional qualifiers and women's demo at the Skatepark of Malaga, and the second part is a little spot mission a group of us went on immediately after we rode in our demoi. 15 year old Hannah Roberts made history at this spot becoming the first female to do a barspin AND tailwhip the legendary hook spot.