Author Archives: Matt Coplon

In the Streets: Altamonte Springs Jam

Altamonte Springs is a small city outside of Orlando with a lot of spots and even more local riders. We held a jam here to get everyone out to ride and it was a great turnout! The florida bmx scene is awesome. Thanks to all the sponsors of the jam, Shadow, Subrosa, Dead Krow Army, Grindworks, Jibb Crew, Mr.Bikes and Boards, Deco, Polar Pop Crew, and Frelo Bikes!

Alexis Desolneux – Skatepark of Tampa

Everything happens for a reason. I met Matt Coplon (who filmed clips and edited this) through writing letters and trading tapes/records of our respective obscure hardcore bands around 1995-96. None of us knew we both loved BMX until 1998 when I mentioned coming over to Florida to enter X-Games qualifications in St-Petersburg. When bridges between the DIY HC/punk and BMX scenes took me on bridges over the Tampa Bay. A place I had only heard of through its death metal history. It’s no coincidence I’m here, I love both. DEATH Leprosy. MORBID ANGEL Gateways to Annihilation. ASSÜCK Misery Index. REVERSAL OF MAN… And now HORSEWHIP. That music scene. These bands and records. These people.
Skatepark Of Tampa. The most iconic skatepark in the world. Supporting BMX since Day 1. UNBROKEN played in 1993. If only I could have been there. Or ASSÜCK. Or any of the many 90’s shows the park welcomed.

2018, I want to see this little edit as a chance to thank SpoT for the great times and all my people in Tampa, from BMX, skateboarding and music, and in more than one case sharing these worlds. Just like flatland can inspire some street/park riding. It’s all connected. This edit wouldn’t be without taking in all of these different sources of energy and inspiration.
Love riding to death. See you next time Tampa.

Slug Night
Wait to Pleasure
Mexican Summer records

Thank you:
Matt Coplon @Profile, Brian Schaefer and crew @SpoT, Jasamine White-Gluz & No Joy, Brett Rohlfing, Lucas Porzio and Tom Sevisual.

Florida Gold 2: Madera Edition

Florida Gold 2: Madera Edition

A FL-BMX video contest hosted by Madera BMX.

Open now. Ends April 4th.


The Rules:

  • Submit your best BMX video hosted on your YouTube to by April 4th

  • Filming must take place between January 5, 2018 and April 4th, 2018

  • Video must include at least 1 rider, but not more than 5.

  • Can be filmed with any style camera (even phones).

  • A video cannot have riders or clips that are featured in any other video from anywhere. A filmer can help film multiple videos, but not ride in multiple videos.

  • Video length should be around 3 minutes.

  • Video can include any type of riding (Street, Park, Dirt and Flat) AS LONG AS IT IS FILMED IN FLORIDA  ***This is a strict. Any clips found to be filmed outside the state will be disqualified.

  • The song used in the edit must be cleared for public use. Check here for clearance and usage:



  • Judged by Madera riders Erik Elstran, Grant Castelluzzo, Dylan McCauley, Dan Foley, and Dan Kruk

  • Scoring will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Filming, editing quality

  2. How much does it motivate the judge to ride?

  3. Trick difficulty

  4. Uniqueness of spots/spot usage

  5. Entertainment level



  • Madera Prize Package – Details announced soon.


Winners will be announced at the after party of the last stop of the @flbmx series in Oviedo, FL on April 14th.

Swamp Wood Skatepark Grand Opening.

Oct 29th the FL BMX, Skate, and Scooter community joined together to welcome the opening of Swamp Wood Skatepark. Locals and legends rode together for a day of awesome shredding and fun. A huge thanks to everyone that had a part in making this dream come true!