This past weekend, the Los Angeles riverbed (and connecting tunnel), famous for its appearances in movies such as “Grease,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Point Break” (among others) was transformed into a unique riding setup for the members of the Nike 6.0 BMX team and the greater Los Angeles BMX community.
With the help of Long Beach-based ramp builder Aaron Bostrom, along with event MC Micah Kranz and the Nike 6.0 pro BMX team (including Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson, Nigel Sylvester and new member Chad Kerley), the Los Angeles riverbed and tunnel went from infamous movie set to BMX jam, with over 1,000 riders from the area in attendance, and riding from both local pros and unknown area shredders.
It very well could have been a demo by the Nike 6.0 pro team, but that’s not what this event was about. The focus of the evening was on all of the riders, having fun, riding new setups, and kicking back in the same location where Blue Oyster Cult shot the music video for their hit song “Burnin’ For You.”
Strange? Yes. But no one was about to complain about riding a new setup with the Nike crew, under the bridge downtown. (Yes, that Red Hot Chili Peppers video was shot there too.)