Aaron Gates Tag

25 Mar #NE2021 Re-Launch: Meet the Team

The Northern Embassy first launched in 2010 as an online platform for Canadian BMX videos, photos, and editorial content. Since then, the website has gone through a variety of phases; there have been highs and lows. With some renewed enthusiasm and fresh ideas, we are hoping to bring back the site and make it better than ever. Welcome to the 2021 re-launch of the Northern Embassy.

To kick things off, we’d like to introduce the admin/contributor team consisting of Joel Fortin, Aaron Gates, Justin Schwanke, Ryan Eles, and Jeremy Deme. Dive in to learn more about the characters behind the site and their plans for showcasing Canadian BMX content from coast to coast.

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21 Jul No Bikes 2014 – Eastern Oregon

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[Back]: Matt Desson, Aaron Gates, Donald (Dab King) Delp, Cary Lorenz, Delia Millsap, Tony Archibeque Jr., Slade Scherer, Jack Nicholl, Colin Fried, Jordan Thaden, Andy McGrath, Dave Butler, Carl (Pizza King) Arnett, Ty Scott, Tommy Joseph, Mat Ridgeway, [Front]: David Clay, Tony Piff.

Each year, my friends and I pack up a few vehicles and go explore a new part of America. This year, we packed two trucks, two cars and a minivan with 20 people and 19 bikes. The destination was Eastern Oregon, the fourth of July, and the heart of America.

Words – Aaron Gates. Photos – Tony Archibeque Jr. (unless otherwise noted)

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20 Aug Embassy Oregon Part I: Jason Vawter’s Photos

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In July, 15 of us packed a bunch of cars up and took a trip deep into Oregon. We take a trip like this every year and make a point to go somewhere new each time. The trip featured veterans like Alaskan wildman David Clay and newcomers like Dave Butler and Caleb Ruecker (along with many names that you’ll recognize from this site over the years). We bombed hills, roasted magnesium in the campfire, hung out on the dunes, waited on the side of the highway with a broken down minivan and rode some of the weirdest and wildest skateparks the Northwest has to offer.

We’ve got a good amount of content coming from this trip, and up first is a gallery shot by Jason Vawter. Jason shot so many great photos that we’ve left them in a gallery on Flickr for easy viewing. Check the gallery out HERE.

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07 Oct Embassy Montana – Part 1

In July, eight of us took a trip to explore the open skies and amazing concrete parks of Montana. It was a trip I’d been wanting to make for years, and I was fortunate to share it with some of the best riders in Canada. Legendary Alaskan David Clay also jumped on the trip three days before it started (“I just bought some guns, but I think I can drop $500 on a plane ticket”). We came home with a ton of content and decided to put together a micro-site dedicated to our adventure. We hope to give you a sense of the people we met and places we visited along the way.

We’ll be releasing the site in four parts on Sundays and Wednesdays over the next two weeks. It will have a permanent home here. First up is a gallery of photos from Mat Ridgeway’s disposable camera, along with some of the stories that accompany them.

MONTANA DISPOSABLE


Clockwise from top left: Jordan Hango, David Clay, Slade Scherer, Mat Ridgeway, Ty Scott, Aaron Gates, Andrew Lazaruk, Kurt Murseli.

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15 Mar Throwback Footy from Aaron Gates (featuring Jordan Hango, Andrew Lazaruk, Travis Sexsmith, Matt Desson)

“Back in the day, Travis Burroughs and I started making videos with the riders around our scene. There were a few different offshoots from the travelling and moving we’ve done, but they’ve mainly been BC centered videos. As a result, we’ve got a ton of old stuff stored up that not too many people have seen. I’ll be uploading everything over the next little while, but I wanted to start off by putting a few of my favorites on Embassy. They feature some household names on the Canadian scene, and the bulk of the footage is from seven or eight years ago.” 
– Aaron Gates

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26 Oct No Bikes/Fat Trax NW trip

Aaron Gates of No Bikes fame hooked up this dope edit from their No Bikes/Fat Trax northwest trip a few months back. Featuring Matt Ridgeway, Andrew Lazaruk, Matt Desson, the ghetto mansion homies, and more. Aditional footy from Tony Archibeque Jr..

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