In 2013, Mike and Jen Halahan packed up their four kids and their home in the city of Pittsburgh and headed north to build a new life in the PA Woods. Eight years in, they've got 9 Acres (their killer backyard trails) and four styley shredders (Lukas, Nate, Shane and Kaci) to show for it.
Name: Brett Jackson Hometown: Hudson, Massachusetts, USA Started riding: 1983 Number of bikes: 22
Do you remember the moment that you decided to start collecting BMX memorabilia? Brett Jackson: Yes, absolutely. I’m still green in the BMX collecting hobby. About 2 1/2 years ago I was looking for bikes for my twins. One wanted a BMX, one a mountain bike. While searching for a good quality bmx, all of the old feelings of riding came flooding back. I ended up buying my son a 2016 Redline and myself a 1998(?) GT. I quickly learned the difference between old school, mid school, etc. I became determined to build a few old BMX bikes for my kids to ride. I found a couple great local guys into the hobby that turned me onto great Facebook groups. I was hooked.
What kind of bikes do you focus on? Brett Jackson: I focus on bikes from late '70-s to mid '80-s. I do not like to go beyond 1985. (I have one or two beyond '85). I love both race and freestyle. I started collecting freestyle, and fell in love with so many race bikes.
Soulcycle rider Sem Kok and BMX Amsterdam rider Denz van Lare teamed up to shoot a video in the House of Urban Sports. Both Sem and Denz their riding is raw but refined and most of all, they bring it with steeze. This video is a perfect watch to get you pumped for a session at House of Urban Sports!
We rode the Hadley spines for an hour and filmed as much as we possibly could in that time. This was actually really fun and I'm psyched on everything we filmed. Shoutout Maicol for killing it as always.