4/25/22 Canyon.com

Like a Kid Again

4/25/22 Canyon.com

BMX Freestyle made its Olympic debut in 2020—without genre-favorite Angie Marino. After missing an Olympic berth by just one point, and a chance visit to Whistler Bike Park for the first time, Angie found the mountain bike could be the vehicle to return “fun” back to riding again.

Like a Kid Again
Like a Kid Again

BMX Freestyle made its Olympic debut in 2020 without genre-favorite Angie Marino. After missing an Olympic berth by just one point, and a chance visit to Whistler Bike Park for the first time, Angie found the mountain bike could be the vehicle to return "fun" back to riding again.

Watch Angie Marino Redefine Her Relationship to Cycling

"[It] was kind of like the feeling of a little kid again, just going and being in nature," says Marino. "[Mountain biking] just reminded me of how fun riding bikes can be." The world of prosport is magical when things are going well, but can lead to some pretty tough moments for athletes.

Angie Marino's experience with the Olympic team could have defined her whole relationship to cycling, but instead, used it as a way to remind herself why life spent on two wheels is so special.

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