Author: Justin Schwanke

26 May 403Crew: West Coast Trippin’ Video & Interview

We’ve got a fresh exclusive video courtesy of Austin Odegnal and the 403CREW. With their local indoor, B-Line Bike Park in Calgary closed due to the Alberta COVID restrictions, the squad road tripped to Victoria and Vancouver for some outdoor riding back in March. They luckily timed their trip before the full travel restrictions came into effect in British Columbia. Check out the video above and read on for a quick interview with Austin and some of the crew.

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27 Apr Lynden Chartrand Interview Ft. Andy McGrath

Photo Credit: Andy McGrath.

Back in December 2020 when we were planning our re-launch for the Northern Embassy, the admin team released an audience survey. Our aim was to get some insights on our community so we could build out content that people would be stoked on. Andy McGrath was one of about a hundred riders who submitted responses. In his survey submission, he shared a private link to a video he filmed of Lynden Chartrand. I’d seen Lynden’s name pop up periodically in random BMX media before, but I honestly wasn’t too familiar with his riding. I watched the video and immediately shared it with the admin team. After viewing 4+ minutes of hammers and exceptional spot use, it was clear we wanted to learn more about the guy. I reached out to Lynden and Andy to see if they’d be down for an interview. They obliged and a few months later, here we are. Dive in to get to know one of Canada’s grittiest 20-something street riders… 

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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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27 Aug Matt Perrin: World Deece “Regular Programming” Video

World Deece’s dominance of Illuminati inspired BMX programming continues. This time around, third eye rider, Matt Perrin shows off his grind and bar ting skills on the west coast.

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16 Jul Brenten Wylie 2019 Video

We’re pretty slow to the draw for posting this one, but better late than never, right? Here’s a batch of 2019 clips from Manitoba street jibber, Brenten Wylie. Filmed by Brandon Sawchyn.

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16 Jul KillingMyTime in Canada: Video

13 minutes of west coast goodness from a wide range of characters. Spoiler alert: There’s a footjam to candybar in here. That should be a good enough reason to watch.

“Aside from many epic road trips through North America over the past near 2 years, this is how I spent the rest of my time in Vancouver, Canada. Sadly, we left earlier than hoped due to [the] Corona[virus,] but still stoked to be able to piece this video together and to be able to get back to Australia safe. I am so grateful to of called this place home and to have made many new amazing friends for life. We will be back Vancouver.” – Adam Cox

Riders: Josh Zylstra, Nick Halisheff, Mitch Campbell, Spencer MacFarlane, Colton Ponto, Adam Cox, Jason Lea, Jason Petersen, Corey Walsh, Santiago Martinez, Blake Prins, and Beau Matthews.

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06 Nov Braden Beck: Fall 2019 Video

Saskatchewan’s favorite freecoaster wizard, Braden Beck is back at it with another new video for MacNeil Bikes. We’ve come to expect insanely technical fakie and grind combos from Braden and this video has no shortage of that. With some fresh UK footage and a handful of brake clips for extra spice, this is a great watch beginning to end.

FILMING: Kelly Bragg and James Perry
LOCATIONS: Saskatoon, London, and Brighton.

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