In 2012, she performed Catwoman's driving stunts in the film The Dark Knight Rises.
In September 2015, Van Vugt was seriously injured when attempting to do a ramp jump using a slingshot (a device used to propel bikes to high speeds in a short distance).
Van Vugt chose to focus full-time on motocross and quickly rose to the top ranks of Canadian women’s motocross.
Earning multiple Ontario Provincial Championships, a 9th place overall in the WMA (Women’s Motocross Association), earning her lifetime number 63.
"Pastrana, who is still recovering from his injuries in the Moto X Best Trick contest at X Games 17, is planning to compete for Race4Change in the 2011 East African Safari Classic Rally next month, November 19-28.
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Her incredible and ongoing lists of accomplishments include becoming the first CMRC Women’s Canadian Motocross National Champion, first female to backflip a full-sized dirt bike, holder of multiple Guinness World Records, and co-star of many motocross/stunt videos.
Jolene Joanna Van Vugt was born in London, Ontario Canada in 1980 to Dutch immigrant parents Bill and Tina.
It wasn’t until the age of 11 that Jolene finally convinced her dad to buy her a bike (after much debate about her commitment to her ever-changing hobbies).
At the age of 14 Jolene was given the ultimatum to either practice, race and take motocross seriously or give it up for good.
Youngest to sister Michelle and brother Billy, she grew up heavily influenced by her Father Bill, a young at heart avid motocross racer.