Eastside: Where the Jumps are Sick and the Locals Rip
Brian Barnhart captures that unique Austin roast...
Eastside has become quite legendary in our humble niche of BMX trail riding and building. The jumps are sick, the locals rip, and the place attracts badasses from around the country, and the world. Returning as a visitor in 2018 to a scene that I was briefly a part of felt really awesome. The place has a draw that can not be denied, and although the jumps are some of the best I’ve ever ridden, it’s really the people that make Austin and Eastside such special places. Each local brings something unique to the scene, and although I wasn’t able to capture them all for this gallery, they are all burned into my memory as riders and individuals.
Like all trails, Eastside is ever evolving, with people coming and going and lines impacted by weather and schedules. I know there is at least one individual that all the locals miss. Trying my best to embrace the present experiences with the people that were there, I was smiling for two weeks straight. We had plenty of unforgettable sessions during my visit, and when I wasn’t catching laps with everyone, I was doing my best to capture the roast.
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