One of Australia’s most popular female action sports athletes shares her story on how she fought through adversity and injury. After a life-threating injury followed by a major let down of falling short of the 2020 Olympic team, Caroline Buchanan's bike career was seemingly terminated after a lifelong devotion to BMX racing. Refusing to throw in the towel, Caroline changed gears and transformed herself into a mountain bike freeride athlete, cementing herself as a freeride icon and an inspiration to two-wheeled athletes everywhere.
"What I love most about mtb is that it is full of passion. People are doing it for the right reasons"
"If I can inspire one more girl, or guy, to get on a bike then I've done my job"
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