Venice beach has always been a hub for freestyle bike riding. One of the first things I did when I moved to LA was watch a relentless amount of 80’s BMX videos of some of the founders of the freestyle movement riding at Venice. It’s an amazing feeling pushing pedals on the same piece of earth as the legends that came before us.
Knowing your history only makes your future brighter and Andy Sparks is a testimony to that. He’s one of the few riders I know that’s well versed on his 80’s BMX history and that knowledge comes through in his riding. Both with the tricks he has up his sleeve and his unwavering respect for the sport.
Jake 100 came to town with a handful of the homies late last year. We met up twice while he was out here, once in DTLA (Video HERE) and once at Venice Beach for a more laid back session by the sand. With Summer quickly approaching I’m looking forward to the city reopening the beaches so I can go hop in the Ocean and kick it by the biggest pool in town. West coast, best coast. Until next time Jake, we’ll have to make our way out to London sometime.
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