SHEALEN RENO | ELITE WOMEN

Meet Shealen

Shealen Reno is the recently added whip master of the Factory Supercross squad. Spend more than 15 minutes scrolling through the Instagram explore page, and you're bound to find pics of her sitting sideways on her Envy BLK 2. Shealen is from Dallas, Texas, racing the Elite Women category. She was first introduced to BMX when Shealen's dad took her older brothers out to a BMX race one night. Shealen got sick of watching everyone else ride as she sat in the stands. She took the training wheels off her princess bike and taught herself how to ride on the sidelines of the Cowtown BMX track! Since those days of late 2000, Shealen has never looked back!

Shealen is an extremely talented racer who is as skillful as she is fast. In 2012, Shealen took home a silver medal at the Birmingham UCI World Championship as a 16-year-old. She was also a back to back Jr. Women Elite USA National Champion winning in 2013 and 2014. Then again, in 2014, Shealen took home another silver medal at the Rotterdam UCI World Championships in the Jr. Women Elite class.

Looking into next season, Shealen hopes to continue winning big events. She's also looking to share as much love and knowledge as she can with the BMX community. Shealen is in the process of building a bike park in Bowie, TX, for the local community. BMX is her way of giving back love and kindness to those around her. She believes in making the sport more accessible, which is her goal by building a new facility in Bowie, TX.

Outside of BMX racing, Shealen enjoys mountain biking and riding trails with her friends. It's clear to see how she got her superb skill set. Shealen is almost always on a bike, improving her skills and pushing herself. Seeing as she is a recent recruit to the team, we look forward to what Shealen will accomplish in a Supercross jersey over the years!


Q&A WITH SHEALEN

Tell me about yourself. Who are you? How old are you? What class do you currently race? When did you start racing? How did you start racing?
I’m Shealen Reno, 23 years old from Dallas, Texas. Racing Women’s Elite. I started BMX racing late in the year 2000. When my dad took my older brothers racing and brought me out just to watch. I told him I wanted to try BMX racing but he said, “no way, these boys are going to be superstars.” I immediately took my training wheels off my little princess bike and taught myself how to ride on the sidelines of Cowtown BMX and I haven’t looked back since!

What are some of your biggest achievements within the sport?
Silver medal at Birmingham UCI Worlds 2012 in 16-year-old

Back to back Jr. Women Elite USA National Champion in 2013 and 2014

Silver medal at Rotterdam UCI Worlds 2014 in Jr. Women Elite

How long have you been on factory Supercross? What year did you get picked up?
Factory Supercross picked me up at the beginning of 2020.

What’s your favorite thing about being a Factory Supercross rider?
Being apart of the family is the best part of being a Factory Supercross rider. We have so much talent, wisdom and potential on this team.

What’s your current local track?
Bowie Bike Park

What’s your favorite thing about BMX Racing and Why?
My favorite thing about BMX is ramping big & technical jumps!

What are your hobbies outside of racing?
I recently got a mountain bike and I am falling in love with it! I really enjoy riding trails with friends.

What are some of your goals for your racing career?
Winning big events! On the side I would like to share as much love and knowledge as I can as a competitor in the BMX community.

What are some of your goals outside of BMX Racing?
Building up a bike park in Bowie TX. I think it is important BMX and other cycling sports continue to grow and develop in local communities across the United States. BMX is my way to give back and share love and kindness.

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