Nine brave women will compete in BMX freestyle after several years at Simple Session 23. In addition to eight foreign BMX riders, Estonian Liis Lokk, who reached the finals and achieved 11th place at the European Games this summer, will provide a show this year.
20-year-old Lokk has dreamed of making it to the Simple Session since she started practicing BMX freestyle at the age of 13. She will be competing alongside well-known BMX riders who have pushed the boundaries of the sport, such as American Angie Marino and Japanese rider Minato Oike, who represented Japan at the 2020 Olympic Games and finished in 7th place. Other competitors include Emma Finnegan from the UK, Linda Grabner from Austria, Gina Petrella from Italy, Anahi Valentina from Spain, and Bethany Hedrick from the USA.
Boss man of Simple Session, Risto Kalmre, says people often ask why women don’t compete. “I’m glad that this time we managed to gather a high-level BMX group. Women’s skill level has increased tremendously over the past ten years, and I’m delighted to say that Sister Session will take place again next Saturday. By the way, Simple Session was ten years ago one of the first major competitions to include women’s BMX,” Kalmre says.
Sister Session will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, in the Põhjala Factory indoor hall. Simple Session 23 event series will kick off on Wednesday, September 20th, at Skoone Bastion, where a skateboarding and BMX street jam will be held, open to all spectators for free. For almost a week, you can see the world’s best skateboarders and BMX stars in Tallinn’s streets and the specially built skatepark in the Põhjala Factory.
Find your tickets at Piletitasku.