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31Amanda Geving

BMX Race

Team: MCS

Largo, FL

 How did you get into MX, BMX, MTB, snow boarding, etc ?
I was competing in a soccer tournament and the field I was playing on had a BMX track right next to it, so I saw the kids riding and jumping and it looked like a blast. I asked my parents if I could try it out, been riding ever since. 

And how old were you when you started riding?
9 year old

Where did you grow up?
The exciting town of Largo, FL haha 

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
Well, I got picked up by a team called CC Racing when I was 11 and they were sponsored by Troy Lee, and that's how I was able to meet Greg Skibel, one of the nicest guys I have ever met, and I absolutely loved riding the Troy Lee gear especially the helmets, because I have a pea size head and the Troy Lee helmets were the most comfortable, so I have been supporting and rocking the Troy Lee gear ever since then. 

How long have you been riding for TLD? 
6 years 

Which TLD products are you using?
Helmet, Gloves, Pants, Knee Guards, Elbow Guards 

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Play ping pong, basketball or anything that's active, hang out with friends, and just relax 

What bands/music are you into?
I like pretty much everything, but country and hip hop are my two favorites 

List three goals you have for the upcoming season:
Goal #1: Win a Supercross race
Goal #2: Get World #1
Goal #3: Help the American girls lock in 2 spots for the Olympics

List a few highlights of your career:
Florida State #1 several years in a row, NBL National #2 Elite Women, 2006 UCI Worlds Junior Woman Cruiser Champion 

What's your favorite race/event and why?
I think my favorite race would have to be Chula Vista Supercross. I love the way everything is set up and I think it looks so cool riding at night, and that track is a blast to ride. 

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Just having a bunch of my friends that used to ride, come back to a track and all of us ride together like old times. 

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete? I love being a role model for the little kids and having them look up to me. I also enjoy the relationships I have built with my sponsors on a professional level. 

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Finishing my college education, and getting settled into another career 

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
I'm not really sure what I would change lol 

Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my parents for getting me to all the races when I was younger and supporting me through all of my endeavors, and also everyone at Troy Lee Designs for helping me all these years, Jeff Devito and everyone at MCS and especially Brian Fell for being the best team manager ever, also like to thank Profile, Specialized, Tangent, Time, TRP, ITS, Sun Rims, Rennen, USA Cycling, and to all my fans that have cheered for me along the way. 

Any words of wisdom?
Keep pushing, don't ever give up!