Ashley Fiolek

Mini-Vacay and Biking!

Recently, I have been catching up on some much needed rest from my travels. I have been going through all of my emails for class requests and setting up a new schedule for my AFMX schools. Actually, right now as I write this, I am headed out to Washington for an MX school. It will be the biggest AFMX ... Read more

Girls Just Want to Ride!

In recent months, I’ve have a fun time teaching at AFMX schools in Georgia and Florida, which has kept me flying back and forth. Then my really awesome sponsors invited me to two different women’s ride days! A huge thanks to the people at Fox for their “Babe’s Ride Out 2” event. It was ... Read more

Vegas

Vegas, Baby! I’ve had a busy couple of months bouncing around to different states, doing MX classes, and practice-riding my UTV Razor. In March, I loaded up my bike and dragged my friend Lindsey with me to Vegas. My mom takes an annual trip there with my grandmother and aunt. Normally I go just ... Read more

Time to Shred!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m finally back home after a very busy end to 2015. At the beginning of November, I flew to Florida and stayed at my mom and dad’s for two months. It was nice to be back in Florida riding, training, and teaching Motocross. One weekend, Mom and I went up ... Read more

Fun in Europe!

  It’s been a crazy life for me recently! My best friend and I went to Europe for a three-week vacation. We booked the tickets so long ago that I thought the day would never arrive, but then we were leaving New York and buckling up for the flight to Italy. Ashley—my friend’s name, ... Read more

Thrill of the Race!

I decided I would race again. I started riding and training to get ready. The Big 6 was the last in a series, and it was a race that I’d never competed in before. I didn’t expect to win, but I didn’t want to look too bad out there, either. First, Ryan, Kate, Ashley, ... Read more

Marvelous

Since April I have been involved in a top-secret project, but now I can finally talk about it. A couple of years ago I received an award from a woman’s stunt show group for my Red Bull commercial. To pick up the trophy, I went out to California, attended one of their stunt workshops, ... Read more

Sushi Break!

In the last issue I mentioned that I started a new gig with the Marvel Universe LIVE! show. I play a Hydra Agent and get to ride an electric bike and do stunts. After a while, I got bored with just having one part in the show, and besides that it was all the ... Read more

Back on Track

  I hadn’t been riding that much since I left motocross in 2012, but this year I was eager to get back to it. So recently I’ve been out at the track more, where I’ve started a new relationship with the outdoor product manufacturer Husqvarna. My agent spoke with the Husky people, and they were able ... Read more

Surprise!

This winter has been a challenge for everyone to keep warm and dry. It’s been such crazy weather lately for everyone in the US, and me and my good friend, Brittany, decided to break away from the cold and rain—yep even in Cali it has not lived up to its normal warm standards. I ... Read more

Lights, Camera, Actress

When I worked on the SuperDeafy movie I met a lot of great people. One of them was the director and she was very nice! She said I had a natural talent for acting. She asked if I ever wanted to work with her again if something came up. Of course I said, “Yes.” ... Read more

No More Red Eyes

In my last column, I wrote about a difficult flight experience. Well, the bad luck seems to be following me! Recently, I needed to travel back east from California for an event. I was asked to give a speech at the University of Vermont for Deaf Awareness Week. I felt honored and excited about ... Read more

Worth the Flight Delay

My dad and I were approached by Red Bull and other companies to take part in a remake of the famous motorcycle film, On Any Sunday. We were excited. The movie was supposed to show my dad and I riding together and having a good time, which is how I first got started in ... Read more

Kickin’ up Dirt

When I first started as a professional motocross racer about five years ago, women used to have to park outside the racing area. Later, when they started to include us in the sport, we were able to move in and park where the men parked. Initially, women didn’t get any TV coverage, but then ... Read more

From Pigging Out to Nutrition Classes

Right now, not much racing is happening, so I’ve been doing different things to keep myself busy. Over Easter, my family wanted to see me, so they bought me a plane ticket to come home to Florida for a few days. I had a great visit, spending time with family, going to church and ... Read more

Balancing Work and Play

Recently I did interviews with CNN and Fitness magazine, where the same topic kept coming up: How do I balance work and play? That’s a good question, and I answer it differently than when I first started racing. Back when I was 7 years old, Mom and Dad took care of everything for me. ... Read more

A Concussion Tests Her Ability

I just wrapped up my last season racing the WMX (Women’s Motocross) Outdoor National series. We had eight rounds of racing and our last race of the season was held at a track in Lake Elsinore, CA. At the beginning of the year, I announced that this would be my last season racing in ... Read more

Switched at Conan

This year I have learned to expect the unexpected with my career. I was asked to be a part of two amazing adventures that I never could have imagined as a professional motocross racer. First, my mom received an email from the casting director of Switched at Birth, who asked if I could stop ... Read more

Sending 2012 Out With a Bang

During the crazy Christmas and New Year’s rush, I still found time to head out to California to do a photo shoot for Alpinestars. They flew us in to Zaca Station in Los Olivos, CA, about an hour northwest of Santa Barbara. When Chris from Alpinestars picked me up from the airport, he was ... Read more

PT II — More With The Teen Motocrosser

With her riding skills and a slew of wins, Ashley Fiolek is bringing women’s motocross racing out of the shadows and into the spotlight. At 18, she’s well on her way to changing the face and deepening the pockets of her growing sport. The first woman to ever grace the cover of the industry-popular ... Read more