Tony Archibeque Jr. has been filming this incredible mixtape over the course of the last 5 years. Although mainly WA/OR shredders, it also features Canadians Aaron Gates, Andrew Lazaruk and James Van De Kamp.
“Back in May I was in Barcelona for a study abroad program. This was my second time visiting the city. Although I didn’t get to ride as much as I intended due to school commitments, I made a deliberate effort to take in as much as possible this time around. With this video I wanted to capture not only some great travel memories, but also the vibes of the city. I’m a huge fan of live music and Barcelona is rich with street performers. The entirety of the video features street music I filmed when out riding or touring the city with friends. I also spent a great deal of time collecting B-Roll footage. I would often carry a camera in my pocket when wandering around or even commuting to school. As blown out as Barcelona may seem in the BMX world, it truly is a remarkable place; It’s a place filled with a vibrant outdoor culture, weird characters, and of course plenty of spots. I hope this video portrays some of the city’s nuances and perhaps inspires a few more people to experience it for themselves.” Justin Schwanke
If you are anywhere on the West coast, get to 3Ride North Van this friday to meet Nathan Williams and Devon Smillie!! They’ll be there at 3pm, BBQ/session at 5pm.