Our goal is to help further develop the female BMX Flatland scene, push forward the progression of our community, and to shine some light on female riders with a BMX Flatland competition  - "FlatQueens"! The ladies and girls will be given the opportunity to compete in one of 3 different classes (Pro, Amateur and New Generation). We aim to showcase the passion we all have for BMX, and to encourage and challenge one another, together.


Who are we?

Two motivated ladies riding and embracing BMX Flatland with over 30 years of experience combined! Paula Hesser is from Canada and Irina Sadovnik is from Austria. They have never even met in person, but their drive to enhance, unite, and grow flatland BMX fuels this contest.  


Paula, now a mother of two small girls, began riding in 2003. She has since travelled to many North American contests and jams. She founded  Rad Girls BMX in 2012, and produced annual edits that featured all female flatland riders from all over the world. The purpose of these edits was to provide a sense of community among the girls  while the female flatland scene was developing.

Recently, Paula took first place in the Women's Pro Class at the first USA BMX Flatland National Championships in her first UCI event last June in Arkansas! 


 Irina is a 2 time UCI World Champion (2019, 2021) and the first UEC European Champion! While riding since 2002 and being strongly engaged in the BMX community ever since, she also completed her PhD in medical science. When she is not riding, Irina works in cancer research with the aim to characterize leukemic stem cells. In addition she helps to raise awareness against skin cancer as an ambassador for "spot the dot" (#fasterthanskincancer) and supports Austrian charity events.


With the same interests and goals for flatland BMX, it was only natural for these two ladies to come together and bring you the first ever BMX Flatland Competition, by women for women and girls!  

Be a part of history in the making and join the party and have fun!

Irina Sadovnik (AUT) pic by Niklas Stadler

Paula Hesser (CAN) pic by Blane Smith


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