eing a professional motocross racer’s wife is not all that glamorous; the support these women give their husbands is tireless and completely crucial to the racer’s success. It’s not all handed to the wives; they’re not served lunch on a sliver platter or pampered by staff while their husbands have a dream ride on a factory team. It took teamwork and a strong partnership for riders like Marvin Musquin, Andrew Short, Christian Craig, and Fredrik Noren to make it to the top. And just like many of the other top racers, these four professionals have extremely dedicated wives—Mathilde, Jacki, Paige, and Amy, respectively—as well as families who live out of the spotlight. There is a lot more to being a successful professional motocross rider than having skill on the bike; you must be in line with your nutrition, training, travel plans, sponsors, fans, and social media branding, etc., all of which are areas where wives can help pick up a too-busy racer’s slack. Some of the wives have even taken on the mechanic role in years past in order to help keep things moving. Just as every person is different, every rider and his support team run a different program. We recently caught up with the four women mentioned above to see what it means to be a motocross wife and to get a glimpse of a day in the life at a race and on non-race days.