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What We Can Learn from Blake Hansen’s Journey to Acceptance

Blake Hansen has always known who she is deep down, but didn’t always accept it. As a queer trans girl growing up in Southern California in the 90s, coming out wasn’t exactly something that society welcomed or celebrated. Instead, Hansen denied it, which only tormented her. She reached a breaking point when she tried taking her own life in 2014 at the mere age of 24. Hansen survived, and eventually found new purpose through mountain biking. By means of a Giant Reign, Hansen learned to be herself and became a kickass racer while doing it. Now Hansen races enduro, and is expanding her skillset into freeriding. In everything she does, she hopes to be the transgender role model she wished she had and explores this powerful message further in the new short film Fuel for Life.

Be sure to check out more of Blake's story in the in depth article on BETA.

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Caroline Buchanan Stomps a Front Flip
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Caroline Buchanan Stomps a Front Flip

Caroline Buchanan Stomps a Front Flip

To say women in freeride are having a moment would be a massive understatement. Caroline Buchanan just solidified that even further by landing the first ever front flip by a woman on a bike. The legendary send occurred at Audi Nines where Buchanan was surrounded by a roster of other incredible riders. When joined by the likes of Veronique Sandler, Casey Brown, David Godziek, Emil Johansson, and many more, anyone's sure to throw down. "I'm just gonna send it," Buchanan said as she dropped in

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Check Out the Course for Hannah Bergemann’s Hang Time
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Check Out the Course for Hannah Bergemann’s Hang Time

Check Out the Course for Hannah Bergemann’s Hang Time

All women's freeride events just seem to keep coming. Between Future Grounds, Formation, and Dark Horse, it's pretty clear that the people like what they see and want more. Well folks, Hannah Bergemann is here to bring it to you. The event takes place on a dreamy Bellingham jumpline, also known as Blue Steel. Now, Bergemann, along with Transition and Red Bull have created Hang Time- an all women's progression session and jump jam. Riders such as Blake Hansen and Harriet Burbidge-Smith will

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VIDEO: World Cup DH Preview – Lenzerheide
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VIDEO: World Cup DH Preview – Lenzerheide

VIDEO: World Cup DH Preview – Lenzerheide

With World Champs done and dusted, the second half of the UCI DH World Cup season is underway. Racers meet this weekend in Lenzerheide, Switzerland to attack a freshly rebuilt course through the Swiss woods. Part bike park, part loam festival, part loose and dusty nightmare, the track has it all and Reece Wilson shows us what’s in store.