There comes a times in every boy and girl’s life when attraction to the same and/or opposite sex overcomes passion for hobbies. The first film ever produced about skateboarding, Skaterdater (1965), tells a story with no dialogue.
A group of boy skaters are suddenly at a point when one of the boys sees a young girl, and becomes interested in her. This causes a rift with the other boys, who challenges him to a skating duel that goes down a hilly street.
Michigan longboarding roots are dense in distance skateboarding. Commuting point A to B is part of everyone’s life, and it feels good on on a skateboard. Only the past 30 years or so the majority of Americans have invested a major chunk of their savings into automobiles, and bikes- to commute point A to B. Automotives are rad! Bikes are pretty cool too. But, you can’t drive an automotive on a State-Trail networks.
Bustin partnered up with AGA nation Action Sports Agency to bring you the Bikes, Boards and Beach Series Distance Skateboard Race in Racine, Wisconsin July 31- August 1 2015. The event is hosted on the beautiful sandy beaches of Racine, along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The push competition is a 3 mile short-course sprint on the Lake Michigan Pathway adjacent to the beach. Will add more classes depending on participation, but podium winners of the sprint win the prizes.
The Divide Distance Skateboarding Challenge is a hybrid skate event offering 5k/10k distance races + a hybrid push with speed sections. Longboard skateboarding was added to the Manton, Michigan event because the road is closed for a bike race and the bikers are interested to see how skaters can keep up on a course with climbs and descents. The course is not very technical, but does offer thrilling speed sections, corners and climbs. There is a campground on a nice lake in Manton where we’ll camp out for the evening should you choose to stay and hang out in northern Michigan for the evening – bring a tent. Family friendly event, until someone takes their pants off.