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Broadway Bomb – everything you need to know!

written by admin September 30, 2010

From the guys over at Push Culture News (thisispushculture.com):

As many, if not all of you, know by now we have a certain event here in New York City, which is affectionately referred to as the most dangerous skateboard race in the world.  The race is the Broadway Bomb and this year is the 10th anniversary.  As you might expect the 10th anniversary will bring with it the fastest racers and toughest competition but also a weekend full of events to keep you busy.  So whether you live here and plan on racing or you’re just interested in what’s going down- here’s everything you need to know.

BROADWAY BOMB 2010 – Weekend Schedule – October 15-17

FRIDAY – Earthwing’s Friday Night Rip (location map)

The Earthwing crew always puts on a good show on Friday nights!  Expect some of the best talent to be out this Friday, and of course you can always throw down seasoned slides you love, learn something new, or give it a shot for the first time!  The Earthwing crew is always willing to give you a few pointers, but more often than not it’ll be “grab your balls and do it!”

To get to the slide hill in Prospect Park take the F train to 15th street then skate into the park and head to the right on the main road and you’ll see the party!  Enjoy!

SATURDAY – Broadway Bomb 2010!!!!!!!!! (location map)

The race will begin at high noon!  That’s 12:00 o’clock midday!  Not 12:05 or 12:30 so if you don’t want to miss it show up extra early!  Also there’s gonna be a ton of people so come hang out and meet some new faces.

The meeting point is at Riverside Park at 116th street & Broadway in Manhattan.  The race begins just a block away up a big hill that everyone must get to the top of however you want but once you’re on Broadway you better drop that board and start pushing!!

The rain date (in case it rains Saturday) is the next day, Sunday the 17th.

SATURDAY- BARBEQUE AFTER THE RACE and GRAND STREET BLOCK PARTY

The after-race party where the awards will be handed out and everyone will be swapping stories will be at 2pm (or whenever everyone starts getting there) at North 14th street and Berry Street on the corner of Mccarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  To get there after the race you should skate over the Williamsburg Bridge because it’s the best hill in town!  Or take the L train to Bedford Avenue, the first stop in Brooklyn. (location map)

After all awards and free swag have been tossed out head over to Grand Street, still in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for another party!!  Rose’s bar (345 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211) and Bustin Boards are hosting an After-Bomb party from 6pm on with drink specials and a Video Premier of the 25 minute film that was produced by Joe Goodman from last years event.  The film will be showing at 8pm so be sure you’re there early enough to get a spot!  Butternuts Beer will be on special for $1 to all riders as well as non-alcoholic Kombucha.  In addition, directly across the street from Rose Bar, the Bustin Boards store will be unleashing a BIG surprise (stay tuned to the Bustin Blog for more info on that) (location map)

Recap: Show up for the race around 11:30 (or earlier) once you finish head over to McCarren Park in Brooklyn for the awards ceremony and swag.  Then head to Grand street between Havermeyer and Marcy for a block party between the Bustin Shop and Rose’s Bar.  Then at 8pm there will be a film premier of a video that was made from last year’s event.  Then do whatever feels right from there!

SUNDAY- CONCRETE KINGS SUNDAY SHRED (location map)

The Concrete Kings are the NYC Longboard group that organizes regular group rides through the city.  The Sunday Shred is their weekly event and this Sunday will be bigger and better than ever before so show up on time at 1pm at Columbus Circle (south west corner of Central Park) to hit the streets at a much more relaxed pace.  If you had any friends sit out of the Bomb because of the stress level of the race this would be the event to bring them to!  After the ride there will be a BBQ, time and place to be determined.  Check out their weekend plans and all the info about the Concrete Kings on their facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BROADWAY BOMB IS NOT A SANCTIONED EVENT AND IS DANGEROUS.  BECAUSE OF THIS, BUSTIN BOARDS HAS CHOSEN NOT TO BE AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR FOR THE RACE.  IN THE COMING YEARS WE HOPE THAT THE ORGANIZERS ARE ABLE TO GET THE EVENT SANCTIONED SO THAT IT CAN BE SAFER AND MORE LEGITIMATE.  UNTIL THEN, WE UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE JUST WANT TO SKATE SO WE  FOR NOW ALL THAT WE CAN SAY IS THAT RIDERS ARE URGED TO SKATE CAREFULLY.  WE WILL BE SPONSORING AN EVENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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