NJ Slide Jam for Autism



This years NJ Slide Jam for Autism was quite the event. After months of being lead on by the local law enforcements of Hillsborough NJ, two days before the event was supposed to happen the mayor informed me that we were being denied our permit. This gave Kip Eichhorn, Tom O’Hearen, and myself, Ryan Callahan, two days to find a new location. We decided to choose our local skate spot in Flemington, since the neighbors there had always been kind to us in the past. The new location was announced last minute as an outlaw event, and the show was going to go on. We rushed around from 8 AM to 10 AM assembling the staff and gathering the arsenal of supplies for the day. Spirits were high and excitement was present in each breath of air.

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A Seattle Expirience


The downhiller’s journey is never complete. There is no such thing as the perfect hill, there is no such thing as the perfect run. We can come close, really close, but we can never perfectly attain. The solution to this conundrum, of course, is to try it again with different variables. The search is for the hill; the perfect hill, the completely subjectively mythically perfect hill must be out there somewhere. Or this is what I tell myself.

I hail from the Midwest and let me be the first to say as a downhill skater in a land of comparably level elevations, it’s pretty difficult. The situation up here is pretty common to lots of places in the continental U.S., and a lot of the world, too: We’ve got a handful or two of fast hills spread out throughout an area which we don’t go crazy driving to. Some places more, some places less, but nearly everyone’s got a hill or two they can skate and have a pretty good time on until they’ve skated it so many times over the years that they’re just plain tired of the spot. It’s not that it’s a bad hill necessarily; one that many a shredder round could ride down and have a pretty alright time, it’s the fact that it’s become familiar. Once the special become routine, it’s not really special anymore.

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Chicago Style Bomb 2014



Street fests, concerts, sunshine, grilling, pleasant lake front breezes… summer has arrived in Chicago! Which means the Chicago Style Bomb (formerly Clark Street Bomb) is making it’s 4th annual appearance in this great city! With a new name, comes a new route; slightly shorter; but just as awesome. Racers will converge around 11:30am on Sunday, July 13, at Union Park. Once registration is all tidied up and done; racers will take off on mad dash east in to down town. Once there, they will head north to finish line – mere blocks from Wilson Skate Park. As always, racers will take in stellar views of the city and feel the rush of city skating. Winner’s circle and raffle will hosted at Wilson Skate Park.

In true Chicago Push Races fashion – helmets are required to register; and only registered participants can place in the winner’s circle or participate in the raffle. Trust us, with close to 30 sponsors – it’s a sweet raffle.

 Check out the Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/chicagopushracescsb

It’s Time To Get Stoked!!!




Longboarding in a new setting… America’s First Tri Sport Fitness Challenge lands in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Portland in 2014.  Get Stoked is a new festival that features the sports of Distance Skateboarding, Open Water Swimming, and Stand Up Paddleboarding.  Put these 3 challenging sports in one venue and pair them with Live Music, Swim Suit Fashion Shows, Zumba Dance Warmups, amazing food, and other incredible family entertainment and you are sure to Get Stoked.  Not only is the a gathering of all, it allows for the best of each sport to compete against each other in the first of its kind Triathlon: an 1/8 mile swim, a ¼ mile paddle, and a ½ mile skate.  The event is sanctioned by the International Distance Skateboard Association (IDSA) and The World Open Water Swim Association (WOWSA).

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In Chicago, spring is an elusive little minx. The weather in March is anyone’s guess, and April is only a tad more stable. But that does not stop Chicago Push Races from kicking off its event season with a city wide photo scavenger hunt. (Creatively named; THE HUNT) On the last Sunday in April we pray to whatever deities we choose; and hope for dry weather for our hunters. This year; we were smiled on – with cloudy skies holding off rain just long enough for our hunters to find their photo prey and report back to us!

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7th Annual Britannia Classic


Unkle Events is proud to announce our the 7th Annual Britannia Classic Presented by Hawgs Wheels happeningMay 23rd-25th high in the mountains between Squamish and Vancouver, BC Canada.

We are excited to see the World Champion Adam Persson from Sweden coming back, he will have to beat our past Britannia Champs and former World Champs Patrick Switzer and Kevin Reimer if he is have a shot at the $5000 Cash. 

Croft Pink presents Douro Downhill


The Douro Downhill is the first IDF Urban downhill skate race at the heart of the Douro River, home of the world famous Port Wine, sponsored by Croft Pink, the worlds first rosé port wine.

More than a Downhill Race its a new experience, its a downhill race in the middle of a beautiful city.You will get to know one of the most interesting places in the world while having massive amounts of fun in a very fast and technical course full of spectactors

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An Out-Law Looks at 50


I guess the best place to start (as good as any) is at Laguna Seca, April 10th 2014 where our subject, Jonny 'The Thriller' Miller, not only competed as a pro but easily wonhis division -it also happened to be his 50th birthday.

The following weekend was a three day celebration including riding sand dunes, waves and a private skate park in Los Osos, Ca. As my wife can attest to, there are only acouple of people on the planet I would get up at 4A.M. and drive 7 hours to see.

Possibly more impressive tho was the guest list; from the first wave/skate royalty like Jamie Hart and Cliff Coleman to movers and shakers like Mike Maysey and BradEdwards, Billy Wahl and The Skateboarders Journal Artistic Director Adrian Pina, to name a few.

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News Flash

  • Ian Tilmann died after crashing out on a fun longboard run in Florida. Ian wasn't wearing a lid and never regained consciousness.  We lost a brother.
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    The Ian Tilmann Foundation  created the Helmet for a Promise program, where people are able to pledge to always wear a helmet and the foundation will provide one at no cost.  Click the logo or the text. Read More +
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