ABQ DNV - Eat The Streets Jam 2015 - Denver
Mobbing through the Mile-High City
15 Jul 2015
Photos by Eddy Welsh and Wes McGrath Words by Mario Carrasco
"Eat The Streets is an pro-am series of street jams traveling from Denver down to Albuquerque, Phoenix, and SoCal with a cash purse and giveaways from our sponsors. This event came about based on the idea that it was time to put BMX back into our own hands, the riders. With corporate sponsors pulling out of BMX left and right, we felt the need to create something that is in our control, and on our terms. It's raw, it's street. This is our chance to give back to the sport we've grown to love so much with our friends and now family.
Denver was our kick off spot for the series and could not have been happier with the results. We had so many riders of all skill levels, young and old sending it all day. With Denver having such a rich history in BMX over the past few decades it only made sense to start here in downtown. With spots ranging from rails, banks and ledges we had everything covered we wanted to ride and then some! Being downtown comes the risk of getting kicked out at spots but with how large our group was every spot had to be reevaluated by the cops and security. We had no major issues with this because by the time they regrouped we were on to the next one.
These events are a labor of love. It would not matter if we had 10 or 100 kids there, we would move and push just the same for the love of BMX. Cheers to all those who showed up and rode as well a huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. See you all in Albuquerque for the next Eat The Streets jam on July 25th." - Mario Carrasco / ABQ DNV
DIG's exclusive Eat The Streets Denver Street Jam Video by Mario Carrasco and Andrew Knight
"...there were just screws and sharp edges everywhere, but it just seemed normal"