In a world of 15-second Instagram clips and constant social media churn, here’s a silver platter of Canadian BMX videos from recent months. This is the Northern Embassy’s Video Round Up.
Alaska was a dream trip that was a decade in the making. Since we started doing No Bikes trips in 2009, the general theme has been to go to interesting places, often out of the way, to ride cool stuff. Although Alaska was always bound to meet the first two criteria, the third is an open question to most people. I know that there is a lot to ride in AK, but others have found that idea to be somewhat unbelievable. After ten years of evolving crews and memorable trips to Washington (twice), Oregon (three times), Montana (twice), Utah, and BC (twice), six of my favorite people came to visit my favorite place. The above video contains nine minutes of highlights from the summer of 2019. Read on for some photos to preview a ‘zine that will come out later this year (for those who like hard copies, and want to know more about Alaska and this trip).
Andrew Schubert put this rad edit together for us featuring Brandon Van Dulken, Matt Desson, Barrett Skylerchuk, Travis Sexsmith and Mat Ridgeway have a time at the new park in Cloverdale, BC.
Filmed & Edited
The aboriginal term “Squamish” was originally was used to describe the act of partying on two wheels. Now that the town north of Vancouver has adopted the name, we decided to head up there and pay homage to its roots. Enjoy a rad session featuring: Amos Franke, Cary Lorenz, Dave Butler, Jordan Hango, Mat Ridgeway, Nick Lindstrom, Rasmus Gravesen, Slade Sherer, and Trayle Boss.
[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)
Kyle “Cheech” Hirschkorn knocks a few wobbly pops back with Mat Ridgeway, Rasmus Gravesen and Slade Scherer. The guys link up a few lines around Confederation Park and make the best of a sunny afternoon. Kyle is recovering from a recent surgery, with good vibes like these, I’m sure he will be back behind bars soon enough. What better way to keep up with the buds than, dusting off the camera and grabbing a few clips.