As we all know, women in the trick scene are historically few and far between. While things are looking up these days and more women seem to be doing tricks on fixed gear bikes than ever, we must pay tribute to those who paved the way!
Lately I’ve been chatting with Devan Gallagher, formerly known as Devan Council. In 2010, she was at the forefront of women in the fixed gear trick scene. She attended all the major competitions, released multiple videos, and was even invited to the prestigious Red Bull Ride + Style competition in 2011, the only women to ever be invited to the competition series.
Devan would also do her part covering and supporting other woman in the scene. In January 2011’s issue of Urban Velo, Devan had a write up interviewing several of the woman throughout the scene, possibly one of the biggest forms of exposure for women in the scene at the time.
Devan has hopped back on the bike recently and is in full shredding form, which is so cool to see. We just uploaded one of her old unreleased edits from 2011 onto the archive. Check out Devan’s old edit below and peep some of her new shred here!
Although Fixed Freestyle is a newer sport, so much has happened within 7 years (7 years already??) that a novel could be written on an in depth history. I’ve become aware that many newer people in the scene haven’t quite been caught up on how we got to where we are today, and there isn’t exactly any place you can just simply research the history of FGFS. So, without further ado, I present a brief history of the scene/sport, or basically, the most historical edits and DVDs. WRAHW Inspired.
This was the first sMc FGFS edit that we really tried for and stacked footage for. It was also the first time our name really got out there. These days were the best and we were all so stoked for this!