Words of Wisdom from Nina


More reasons to be thankful for Nina Buitrago

“Does anyone else agree that it’s a bit disappointing that Women’s BMX park will be in the 2020 Olympics BEFORE having a medal event at X Games? Every major contest in Freestyle that matters has hosted a women’s category with medals and prize money, except Xgames. We’ve put in years of hard work and sacrifice only to be told that the hold up is: ‘There is no room in the schedule,’ ‘women’s BMX level isn’t where we need it to be,’ ‘there’s no room in our budget this year,’ ‘it’s not our job to grow your sport.’ We agreed to do the ‘demo’ each year under the condition we progress towards a medal event, but this year unfortunately it’s the same offer as last year: another demo/no medal event. Time to draw the line, women’s BMX is way more worthy than just another demo at this point. Regardless, I just want to express how proud I am of all of these women for their hardwork, dedication and sacrifice over the years, flying themselves in from all over the world to attend these demos, trying to make this happen for so long, giving the next gen another dream event to look forward to. The time has come for us to shift our focus on the road ahead, growing the sport ourselves and supporting the other events who recognize and support us as riders, as equals. It’s been fun!”

Photo: Jeff Z Thanks!