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Rachel Wester - Motocross/Mountain Biker (WA)

by marina sanchez on September 18, 2017

Age: 26 
Location (State/Province): Washington State
Country: USA
Sport(s): motocross, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, snowboarding Instagram Handle: @Raycer179 


What does SheShredsCo mean to you? 

SheShreds is more than just an awesome clothing company they are a team of girls who aren't afraid to break outside the box and then shred it up, who motivate and encourage girls and women of all ages, who stand up to the majority who think that girls can't do what the guys can. SheShreds is a brand that goes above and beyond. We are a team, sisters, coworkers and friends!

How did you get hooked on your favorite action sport(s)?  

My main sports are motocross and mountain biking. I wouldn't have been into either of those if it weren't for my amazing dad. He has raced motocross for 45+ years and I've been to every race and practice watching on the sidelines. I didn't get the urge to ride or race until I was about 22. He has taught me many things in motocross and mountain biking. I would not be where I am at now without his help!  

What challenges do you face being a female in the sport? 

Some challenges I face being a female in the action sports industry is being treated badly by others who think I shouldn't be there or doing the sport I am doing because it is not something a woman should be doing, the lack of events and classes for women to race or ride in, and not having many options for gear. I push past those challenges and strut my stuff. Show the guys that girls can shred just as hard if not harder!  

Where is the most unusual or exciting place you have done your sport? 

I haven't been to unusual places yet but I do hope to one day make a trip up to Canada to ride motocross with some fellow SheShreds ladies! The best place I have ridden is Washougal MX park because it is such a huge and well maintained track. I plan on racing there again!  

What has been your most memorable moment so far? 

My most memorable moment so far is completing a 16 race series. A lot of practicing, crashing, money, blood, sweat, and tears went into that series that I raced with my dad until he had a really bad crash. I came 3rd out of 17 other racers and that was my 2nd year of riding and racing. I am very proud of how far I came to be able to complete that series in the top 3. The year before that I was afraid to jump anything and now I can clear 100ft jumps!  

Who/what are your inspirations?

My dad is someone who inspires me always.He literally saved my life as a kid when I started to drown in a pool! He has always been there for me and has shown me the ropes of racing. He is dedicated, motivated, and a super hard worker. Always there with me at the track, even if he wasn't riding, helping me and giving me tips the best that he could so that I can improve. Always cheering me on and motivating me to do my best. I appreciate everything he has done for me on and off the track.

Favorite thing about SheShreds products? 

My favorite thing about SheShreds products is that they are helped designed by the ambassadors! Everything in the store is super cute and there are so many different types of products for any need. Love how they include the ambassadors in what goes into the store!

1 comment
by Erlene Rasmussen on June 01, 2018

Way to go girl!!!!


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