Nina Buitrago

VC London Presents: Team Talks at Babes in the Dirt 5

Our friends VC London will hosting Team Talks on Friday evening from 5pm-7pm at Babes in the Dirt 5. Started in 2015 VC Team Talks are panel talks run by VC London where we bring together incredible women within motorsports, adventure and action sports to come share their their experiences, tell their stories and open up a conversation for everyone to get involved in with the aim to inspire more women to get out there and try out all forms of action sports and motorsports.   Read on to see who we will be hearing from!

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We're stoked to be bringing VC Team Talks to Babes In The Dirt all the way from the UK! We've got a stellar line up of ladies who will be coming along to share what they do and get you inspired to go rip some dirt on Saturday at the event!

Past speakers that have included  legendary motorcycle adventurer Elspeth Beard, Dakar Rally competitor and enduro expert Tamsin Jones and Cycling Olympic gold medalist and moto rider Victoria Pendleton, we gather together some of the awesome women for you to ask questions about their careers, lives and the road that got them there and to get advice on how to start out in their fields.

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Check out the line up for Babes in the Dirt 5!

We're so excited to have joining on our panel for our Babes In The Dirt special - UK based pro flat track racer Leah Tokelove, Enduro Champion and X-Games Gold medallist Kacy Martinez, Pro BMX freestyle rider Nina Buitrago and Babes in the Dirt co-founder and dirt rider Anya Violet ! So make sure you don't miss it Friday night!

See you there!

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Roll Call | Meet Fox Womens Nina Buitrago

Nina Buitrago is hands down the most influential woman in BMX. In college, she discovered her love for the sport when she didn’t have a car and turned to a bike. She went to the local dirt jumps with friends and was instantly hooked. Most recently, she was named by ESPN as one of the "20 most unstoppable women in action sports” and we aren’t surprised. Respected by everyone, Nina not only proves she can hang with the boys, but she is passionate about growing the BMX scene for women and showcasing their skills on a bike.

Nina embracing Babes in the Dirt 

Nina embracing Babes in the Dirt 

How long have you been on the Fox program and what do you enjoy most about being a part of the team and representing the brand?

I am proud to officially have been with Fox since 2013.

Fox has deep roots from two-wheels, and it’s been an amazing partnership and adventure getting to discover my love for other two wheels: dirt bikes at Babes in the Dirt and mountain bikes at Crankworx!  Also, important to me is that Fox has nothing but love for women who shred, always innovative, and supportive of women and their needs to be comfortable no matter what kind of “shred” we are doing, head to toe!  No one wants to think twice about their gear, and I since day one with Fox I haven’t ever looked back.  

How was your experience at Babes in the Dirt 3?

So awesome!! I have a Harley Davidson sportster at home I rip around Austin, but I have always wanted to try riding dirt bikes and Babes in the Dirt seemed like it would be an ideal event to give it a shot!  Fox had a tent with gear to demo, Husqvarna had a fleet of bikes to demo, Flat Track Coffee was there to keep us caffeinated, 805 beer kept the karaoke going until midnight, haha, it was a blast!  I met so many rad ladies who road tripped from all over, got to go on so many rides, huge thank you to Fox for this experience I highly recommend this event for any of you want to try dirt bikes, and any gals who already ride bring your friends!!! Memories for a lifetime.

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What brought you to Austin? 

One visit turned into an annual visit which eventually turned into every chance I could make it back to Austin until eventually I moved here 7 years ago.  The people, the food, the spots to ride, the great weather most of the year are what brought me here.  

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You’re really into the music scene, name a few of your favorite bands?  

Aside from classics like Black Sabbath, Motörhead, MC5... living in Austin has me diggin some tunes by bands I recently got to see like Sheer Mag, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and the Dirty Fence’s.

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Nina Buitrago Babes in the Dirt