Racine Relays is a 2.6 mile 2-person relay style longboard push race along the Lake Michigan Pathway of Racine, Wisconsin on a a there-and-back track. Bustin partnered with Action Sports Agency AGA Nation, who focuses on skateboard, wakeboard, snowboard & BMX sports.
Where: Racine, Wisconson (hour and a half north of Chicago)
REGISTER HERE: http://stategamesofmichigan.com/GRDHBustin Boards is a proud supporter of skateboard events all around the world. We’re particularly excited about a new event this summer, State Games of Michigan – Grand Rapids Urban Downhill Skateboarding. Bustin has been working with the local governments of Grand Rapids, Michigan in partnership with the State funded Games of Michigan - a multi-sport Olympic style program that offers 41 sporting events over a 3-day weekend. This is the 5th year of the State Games in Michigan, which includes a fully sanctioned Downhill Skateboarding event. The GRDH course is a short, urban style track boasting left and right off-camber 90 degree corners – perfect to grip and rip.
Skateboarding is illegal downtown Grand Rapids, posing a real problem for urban commuters living downtown and students who commute to class./work. This is the first time Lyon, Ransom & Fountain Streets will be closed to protect State Games participants involved in the Urban Downhill event and the first time skateboarders are allowed on the hill. We hope the event will raise awareness that skateboarding is a viable form of transportation that needs a green-commuter infrastructure, curbed bike lanes separated from the roadway.
What’s good Bustin fam?! We want to thank everyone that came out to support this past Thursday here at our Bustin Brooklyn location. The Good Vibes, Creative Minds crew had some amazingly talented artist come thru and put on one epic show! There were magicians, singers, poets and tons of skaters! Continue reading →
Michigan is gearing up to get down! This summer’s State Games of Michigan is now promoting the Grand Rapids Downhill race! We will be sponsoring this event, alongside Kendall College of Art and Design, and Rey Trucks amongst others.
The course is a 1/2 mile, 100ft vertical and features both a left and a right 90 on the best hills of Grand Rapids. Coordinated by Mike Dallas, this event has all the proper permits and insurance so get yourself registered here and take a peak at the event page here. The event kicks off on June 21st at 4PM but rider check-in is at 3, be sure to mark your calendars!
The day started out like any other typical Michigan day in the fall. It was cloudy, windy, and a tad bit rainy. The Mitten is known for its temperamental weather patterns, so the race organizers just shrugged and continued on. People started flooding in early to get their bad self’s registered and ready for Michigan’s Premiere Push Race, Holland Half 2013.
Alex Bolen (owner of Sweet Spot Wheels) and Nathan Moore (Sweet Spot Wheels, Rayne, Rey) put out all the stops to provide racers with a safe and organized event. The course covered 13.1 of Michigan’s milky trails alongside Lake Michigan. Intersections were covered by the Townships police force. They were stoked to be apart of such a great event that allowed alternative outlets for kids and even adults to get out and have fun.
The Race started promptly, and soon to follow the start was the first pileup. Mother Michigan had her revenge early at the first slippery corner. Racers started to separate along the 5 mile long straight away into the first turn. The lead pack put the gap on and started drafting. Classic Michigan headwinds don’t mess with Michigander pushers at all (#Baller), they just pack up and make the leader do all the work. It was a photo finish with last years reigning champ Jared Seifert (Bustin Boards) pulling out a close one with Joseph Mazzone and Andrew Brown (Rey Trucks) coming up right behind him.
After the Race free food courtesy of Serv-U-Success a local company and Coffee from Biggby Coffee Holland was available for all. Racers started getting their grub on while race organizers set up some mini games for people to enjoy. Longest Manuel and the La Croix chug were the two that made the list for this year’s event
The Podiums were announced and the prizes handed out. Rayne Longboards came through big time with customized Holland Half boards for the winners of each category.
1st. Jared Seifert (Bustin Boards): 55:16:85
2nd. Joseph Mazzone: 55:17:17
3rd. Andrew Brown(Rey Trucks): 55:18:00
The slide jam was the biggest this event has seen yet, with over 60 riders. Kickers and assorted paraphernalia were put about the course where skaters put their nerve and resolve to the test. Never has that hill seen so much carnage in one session. Never the less, biggest Heelside went to Cam Steger at 72 feet on hardwheels. Malek Abouljoud (Dubz bikes and boards) took second at 71 feet on softwheels. Longest Toeside went to Merrit Speirs at 45 feet.
This was another successful year for the boys at Sweet Spot wheels. Raising just over $2000 dollars to support VoxUnited. Sweet Spot wheels made the commitment from the start to donate 10% of all proceeds from purchased merchandize to send to VoxUnited. All the money raised at the Holland Half is donated so that VoxUnited can build water wells in remote areas of Mozambique.
Thanks again for such an awesome year. We look forward to seeing you all at The Holland Half 2014
(Sweet Spot Wheels, Rayne Longboards, Rey Trucks)