I shot video in between heats of everybody during the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style, but managed to catch a couple photos of Steven Jensen practicing foot jams during warm ups. He wooed the crowd by doing pogos in footjam for a minute, before riding fakie down the other side. Steven is the master of the funky combos and technical tricks, he’s always getting weird and pulling tricks out of his ass. Watching him ride continues to amaze me, and will always inspires me to be more creative.
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Here’s the official Ride & Style 2013 video put together by Red Bull. I always enjoy the recap that they put together each year because they take the time to interview the riders, and help fill in the blanks for people who may not know anything about the bike or event. Justin Herman Plaza is one of those places that is on lock down everyday of the year except this one. This is the one day we get to ride one of the most scenic parts of San Francisco. I’ve heard whispers of them moving the event to another city, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Can’t wait until next year.
Mike T. Schmitt and the announcer for the Golden State Warriors were the Master of Ceremonies at the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style. He kept it real interesting with all the hilarious commentary on the riders. His inside knowledge on everybody over the years definitely payed off that day as he talked about my cat Stella, Devon “the people’s champ”, and how he spent christmas w/ the Santos family one year. I had so many people come up to me after the event and say how much they loved Mike on the mic. Definitely need to have him as an MC next year.
Matt Lingo was out on the course running around with his arsenal of cameras taking photos of everyone at the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style. Lingo always comes through with the high quality photos. Which makes since why Prolly would ask him to have a guest gallery on his site. Although for being the biggest event of the year, it didn’t last very long on the front page. The shot of me running my hand through the crowd came out too good. Check out the rest of his gallery HERE, or see more below. Read more
The homie Anthony Combs pulled off the first superman done in competition on fixed gear at this year’s Red Bull Ride and Style. Without warning he blasted off the big box, kicked both legs behind him and brought them back to pedals perfectly. Check out more of Matt Lingo’s freestyle photo collection HERE. Photo Credit : Matt Lingo
I can’t even begin to put into words how stoked I am to take 1st place in the Freestyle event at the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style. It was real rad to see so many international riders out here for the competition. This photo of Kenny Arimoto blasting me w/ the cooler came out too good. Definitely a refreshing way to cool down after a hot day of riding in SF. Check out the rest of Zach Franzen’s photo collection HERE.
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There was a slight sense of deja vu at Ride and Style 2013, as both Jason Clary and I took first in our respective events. I don’t know what it is, but I’m beginning to think it might have something to do with the daily commute up and down the steep ass hills here in the city. I was more stoked to take part of the racing event than the Freestyle competition this year. It was intense watching racers go head to head and rack trough turns on the slick bricks down at Justin Herman Plaza.
Although I didn’t get a chance to ride the ramps, I was able to take some photos and check out what they have in store for everyone at Ride & Style this year. I don’t want to give too much away before all the artists finish painting everything. Until then, this photo will have to suffice. Riders should start trickling into the city within the next few days, cant’ wait to get all the homies together again.
This Saturday we’re premiering Shredwell2 in San Jose at iMiNUSD. We’re going to have a street session before hand while Ed Wonka is in town. We plan to meet up at CCP around 3pm and then roll around from spot to spot before we head to IMD for the screening around 7pm. Bring your bike, your buds, and we’ll see you there.
Our boy Jeff Dempler won the best trick contest with this perfectly executed Gap to Feeble 180 down the hubba. This is arguably the cleanest trick I’ve ever seen him do, which is probably why he walked away w/ the win. Big thanks to BHSK for putting together this animated gif of it, head over to iMiNUSD to check out more.