It’s that time of the year when we start seeing some shake ups with BMX teams all around the world. Yesterday, we caught wind that Chase Hawk and Odyssey parted ways, now today we get the word that Chester Blacksmith has stepped down from the Eclat Pro team. Now, this one might not be as shocking as the Chase Hawk news since Chester has been pretty low key over the last year or two, but it’s still pretty wild news since Chester has been on Eclat since day one. Get the full scoop below!
“Today we are officially announcing the step down of Chester Blacksmith from the Éclat PRO team. Chester has been occupied with other things in his life for some time now and his path has taken him from PRO bike rider to expert motorcyclist and full time worker. These things happen in life and it’s no secret that a human being like Chester can only break so many bones for so long.
Chester first joined the Éclat team as part of its conception and has been a rock of stability throughout its existence and we can not thank him enough for the blood spilled and miles travelled on behalf of our brand. Chester has not given up bike riding, so if you swing by Portland be sure to check in on him. Chester remains part of our family forever and a true OG of Eclat.
You can check out more photos spanning his time with the team on the Eclat website.
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