New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean located around 1,500km east of Australia, across the Tasman Sea. It was one of the last lands to be settled by humans and during its long isolation New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, plant and BMX life. The country's varied topography makes its a perfect place for all sports enthusiasts and that's why we visited it during European winter with BMX ace Dawid Godziek and pals to enjoy the summer riding down under. The second part of the BMX road trip across New Zealand begins in the South Island’s harbour city of Picton, and the nearby Reefton skatepark. They then move on to Greymouth to ride the infamous Andy’s Skatepark bowl before heading to the annual Farm Jam to get the competitive juices going.
Worth a re-watch. The plan was simple, well, to be honest it was non-existent; take eight friends, both old and new, meet up in Portland, Oregon. Then pile everyone into a 40-foot-long RV and see what happens! The heavily-laden RV consisted of a pretty eclectic list of names, including Nathan Williams, Reed Stark, Alex Kennedy, Corey Martinez, David Grant, Christian Rigal, and Matt Roe. Follow the crew as they plug through the Pacific Northwest of the United States in search of BMX street spots ripe for shredding.
The idea started with lets take 2 small ramps to the city centres to jump off multi storey car parks and bridges land on buildings and wall ride down them. We knew that what we were doing wasn't exactly legal so we decided to wear high vis jackets and hard hats and try our best to disguise ourselves as road workers so that people would leave us alone and It worked! The spots we found on Google earth were bigger than we anticipated and so we tried to build practice set ups to help get used to the gaps.
Some of riding BMX is skill. The rest is persistence and luck. Pro BMX rider Kriss Kyle pushes himself to keep trying a pair of innovative lines at his local warehouse BMX park until he gets them right. Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high.