Silje Rubæk is a 33-year-old Danish Bmx Racing rider based in Roskilde with her two kids and husband Jesper (also an awesome rider). They are a true hardcore Bmx family, you know the ones with their bikes in the living room. When we drove down to Silje for a hangout and clothing delivery we got a pleasant welcoming. When we stepped inside her house the smell of fresh new tires & tubes hit us right in the face (this from a newly arrived box filled with Bmx stuff). If you ones have smelled this you know what we’re talking about, a better welcoming is hard to get, thank you!
Silje is riding and racing in both 20″ and 24″cruiser class and is progressing for each year. She’s a person that puts a lot of efforts in her training and are not afraid to put in the extra laps needed to reach the goals she has set up for herself.
In 2015 Silje had an accident with her Bmx bike during a practice and ended up with two fractures in vertebrae 4 and 5. Luckily the fractures were stable and could get back on the bike immediately as long as she didn’t jump and of cause with a lot of pain. One week later she won the Danish Championship and two weeks after this she got a 5th place in the European Championship.
As you can read Silje has a huge passion, determination and love for her sport. When not racing she’s also involved in the Bmx training for the younger kids, including her own in Roskilde. When you meet her, she not late to give you a smile and if you watch her ride you will sometimes even see the smile under the helmet. At the Bmx Racing indoor track in Roskilde, we watched one of Siljes kids, Aya ride and singing at the same time, we can’t stop imagine if Silje also does this while training? Maybe this is why the danish riders are so awesomely successful…