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.
May 14th, 2016: Fresh across the border, none of us could believe me made it across, with no issues in an 1983 converted school bus with 4 BMX bikes on the back.
May 15th: Lake Anita state park in Iowa, we set up and cooked some good food to fuel us for the long drive ahead of us the next day.
May 18th: Denver Colorado, we met some awesome local dudes and the showed us some dope spots. Austin Karker was getting some good height on this rare natural half loop.
May 22nd: Salt Lake City Utah, hit a small skate park up and it rained a bit but it ended up turning out ok and we got a couple clips in the streets.
May 23rd: Salt Lake City, On our way to Reno Nevada we seen this lake and had to stop. It was just amazing to see.
May 25th: San Francisco California, Rolling across the Golden Bridge, it felt really good to finally make it to California after a long drive and a couple problems with the bus.
May 26th: Mat Stiehl throwing the bars with a nice background before we rode up ever hilling San Francisco
May 29th: Los Angeles California, Austin Karker getting some air in a ditch we were cruising through.
June 1st: Los Angeles California, we all put some work in on this famous LA spot and end up with some good clips.
June 4th: Venice Beach California, some good times cruising around enjoying the beautiful weather and beautiful women.
June 5th: Long Beach California, last day in Cali Austin grabbed this 180 tree bonk over the rail before we made the journey to Las Vegas.
What an unbelievable experience this trip was with a bunch of great humans. 2 broken brake lines, 1 burnt out fuse, 1 burnt one head light, 1 broke wiper blade, 1 broken passenger seat, 4 liters of extra motor oil and one messed up radiator but the bus made it home and so did we, 10600km later.
Austin Karker killed it at the NE X Joyride 150 invitational earning himself one of two Expert prizes and the chance to ride in pro. His 2015 street edit does not disappoint, a solid mix of tech and burly stuff! Shout out to the Luxury crew.
Last Saturday January 9th, the first annual Joyride 150 X Northern Embassy Canadian Street Invitational was held.
The idea was simple, invite 10 amazing Canadian pros who live in the Ontario/Quebec area and watch them destroy the street room of Joyride 150. We although thought it could be awesome to host an Expert jam before the pros where each pro team would choose one expert.
The experts killed it and two were chosen: Cole Ramseyer and Austin Karker.
Dillon Lloyd (injured)
Both teams went off but team 1 would be named the champs. The overall vibe/atmosphere of the contest (if you even want to call it that) was amazing. Non competitive, just people stoked to be riding together and chilling together, which is the best. 2017’s will be bigger and better, start planning to come out to next years!
We can’t thank Joyride 150 enough for allowing this event to happen there. If not for Joyride’s expansion and creation of the street room years ago, many Ontario riders would suffer all winter having no real indoor spot to go to. Also thanks to Joyride for whipping up a new rail for the contest. Huge thanks to MC Prashant and Paul Hoerdt, filmers Chris Cadot, Joel Fortin and Mason Gray, all the riders who came out (especially Mike Gray/ Dilllon Lloyd for delaying their trips back to Cali for this event). Last but not least, a huge thanks to all of the sponsors: Haro, WTP, Vans, Eclat, Radio, The Boiler Room, Merritt, Fiend, Federal!
See you next year!!
The experts killed it, Zack St Clair, Matt Stiehl, Stephane Sum, Mike Depetrillo, Spencer Longo, Jason Kearnan, Lee Giroux, to name a few. Cole Ramseyer got picked by Mike Gray’s team and won a sick Haro SD frame kit, Vans shoes and more. Austin Karker also killed it and got picked by Dillon Lloyd’s team winning the WTP Patron frame kit, Vans shoes and more WTP goods. Both also got the opportunity to ride with the pro teams.
Dillon Lloyd woke up Saturday morning with an unfortunate infection in his finger Saturday which didn’t allow him to ride but Greg Henry stepped into his spot and absolutely killed it, in greasy italian tank fashion. The pros groups were ridiculous, team 1 consisted of Mike Gray, Dean Hartley, Justin Hughes, Spencer Ryan, Gabe Truax and Cole Ramseyer and team 2 consisted of Brandon Webster, Ryan Eles, Eli Taylor, Chijioke Okafo, Greg Henry and Austin Karker, with Dillon coaching. Team 1 (Mike’s team) took the win but both teams absolutely killed it. A few insane NBDs were done, crazy lines, a ton of variety, a tone of rad stuff.
A huge thanks goes out to Joyride 150 for allowing this event to happen in their amazing street room (and even for welding together a sick new rail for the event). I think we speak for alot of Ontario street riders when we say that winters would be completely brutal without Joyride 150’s awesome street room. Not to mention there’s something special about never having to worry about skateboarders or scooters in the way. Thanks for every guys!!
A huge thanks goes to the riders for making it out to this, our judges (Chris Silva, Jeff Evans and Justin Skinner), filmers Chris Cadot, Joel Fortin and Mason Gray, announcers Prashant Gopal and Paul Hoerdt for holding it down on the mics, all the experts who rode, everyone who came out to check it out and of course our sponsors who truly allowed this event to happen: WethePeople, Haro, Vans, Eclat, Radio, Merritt, Federal, Fiend and the Boiler Room.
Check back in the coming weeks for the offical edit of the madness!