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.
Wait to Pleasure
Mexican Summer records
Matt Coplon @Profile, Brian Schaefer and crew @SpoT, Jasamine White-Gluz & No Joy, Brett Rohlfing, Lucas Porzio and Tom Sevisual.
Frelo Bikes and Mike Sheridan came together to hold this awesome street jam in West Palm Beach. There was a great turn out of riders and a bunch of shredders. The guy who killed it the most that day and won rider of the day was Edgar Rivera.
Florida Gold 2: Madera Edition
A FL-BMX video contest hosted by Madera BMX.
Open now. Ends April 4th.
Submit your best BMX video hosted on your YouTube to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://www.youtube.com/music_policies
Judged by Madera riders Erik Elstran, Grant Castelluzzo, Dylan McCauley, Dan Foley, and Dan Kruk
Scoring will be based on the following criteria:
Filming, editing quality
How much does it motivate the judge to ride?
Uniqueness of spots/spot usage
Winners will be announced at the after party of the last stop of the @flbmx series in Oviedo, FL on April 14th.
Plain and simple, here you go! Chelsea rules!
“A weekend of driving around Florida with my bike riding whatever I wanted to.”
Song: Debbie Deb – Lookout Weekend
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!
Colonial drive is a very large street in the middle of Orlando and it happens to have a lot of good spots. Some are classics while others haven’t been ridden by many people. I decided to hold a jam going along this street in order to bring everyone together and show them these spots. It was a great time none the less and I’m stoked on the bmx scene here! Thanks to the sponsors who hooked up product for the jam; Shadow Conspiracy, Subrosa Brand, Mr.Bikes and Boards, Grindworks, and Dead Krow Army.