Southern California is usually perceived as the land of sun and surfing, and a prime winter getaway for those living in less hospitable climates. With record rainfall and the resulting flooding all over California during the last few months, there were periods of time that were probably the least ideal (ever?) to go ride some of the bountiful concrete gems located there.
Corey has been cruising all over North America for the last year riding any pool, park or bizarre obstacle along the way. We're stoked to present Corey's first Odyssey part, so hit play for a taste of what he got into.
Vans BMX is proud to announce the newest member of the Global BMX family, Corey Walsh. A critical part of the Vans Canada team since 2015, Corey’s unmatched pool and bowl riding has captured the attention of the BMX community the world over. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Corey’s teenage years were spent as an Olympic hopeful for the Canadian Cycling team, before he graced his first US contest in 2014, making a name for himself by winning the Gauntlet of Death event—an obstacle course where the first rider to make it through wins. As a result, he landed a spot on the Cult team that same weekend, and shortly thereafter, was welcomed onto the Vans Canada team.
“Riding for the Vans Family has always been a dream. Crazy to think where riding a small bike can take
Corey Walsh gives us the rundown on Fast and Loose's "Pull Back or Die" (which is finally being released on 10/12), the impact COVID had on the initial release plans, what exactly the future holds for the crew, his current hand injury, (kind of) being stuck in the United States, and much more!