Former Bert Church High School graduate Abygale Reeve will be participating in the BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina this weekend.

At 18 years old, she will be competing in the women's U23 division while representing not only Airdrie but Canada. Currently attending Marian Univerivery in Indianapolis on a Cycling Scholarship for BMX. She is the first Alberta rider to attend the university for BMX.

Reeve is excited to show the racing world what she can do on one of the biggest stages. This will be her fifth time attending the world championships.

"I'm super excited, I can't wait to see how everything goes and I can't wait to start racing. With the championship being so early in the season, the rush of being on the track with all the different countries is super cool as well."

While having all kinds of accolades, she is a 10-time provincial champion and 5-time national champion.

"Being able to represent my country on the world stage and show other countries how we do things is very important to me."

AirdriePhoto of Abygale Reeve provided by her father Ryan Reeve. Photo taken by John Pohl. She is second to the left.

First trying BMX at only 6 years old, she has been perfecting her craft for the past 12 years. She plans on attending both nationals and provincials again this year.

"I used to play hockey, as lots of people in Canada do and someone on my team I should go and try BMX with them. So I did and have been doing it ever since, I really liked it."

After the world championship, she will be returning to Airdrie to help coach young Airdronians who also have dreams of making it to major BMX championships.

 "Now that I'm older I can give my guidance, that's just one other thing that I'm very passionate about because Airdrie is my hometown."

Reeve hopes to capture another provincial and national championship this year.

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