Here’s some news we’re sure a bunch of you have already come across by now, but the majority of the Madera team have decided to part ways with the brand after Sean Morr came forward with details from a team trip in 2012, and his experience with riding for the brand, that shares his experience with racism that you can read about below. Team manager Mike Hinkens was fired after the details came to light. As of today, Erik Elstran, Dan Kruk, Jake Seeley, Grant Castelluzzo, Taylor Thompson, Jeff Dowhen, Mike Stahl, Isaiah Johnson and Jesse Romano have all since stepped down from the team after hearing Sean’s experience on the trip and with the brand as a whole. You can view their Instagram posts below as well! At this time, the Madera website is down, and we expect to see changes in the future. More importantly, check out Sean’s words and really understand it, because that is what is important.
You can always count on the Madera squad to deliver with dialed riding and good times. Here’s a new mix from some time the whole team spent cruising spots around Sacramento, California! It’s pretty wild that we don’t see a TON of footage coming from this place, considering it looks like there’s no shortage of amazing spots. Hit play to watch these guys slay what they came across in this 9 minute edit loaded with goodness.
“HELL YEAH! It’s not often you see the whole Madera team together on one trip, but 24hrs after the premiere of their excellent and recently released DVD, ‘Madera ABD’, they got the dudes in a van and set them loose in Sacramento, CA. The variety of styles in this is so sick to watch – get at 9 minutes of gems from a massive squad of Madera heads.
Filmed and Edited by: Grant Castelluzzo
Dan Kruk, Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Grant Castelluzzo,
Mike Stahl, Dylan McCauley, Taylor Thompson, Isaiah Johnson, Jesse Romano, Jeff Dowhen” – DIG
The Madera crew had a bunch of leftover footage from their new “ABD” DVD. Instead of letting it go to waste, they whipped up this edit filled with the clips featuring Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Dan Kruk, Grant Castelluzzo, Mike Hinkens, Mike Stahl, Jesse Romano, Taylor Thompson, Dylan McCauley, Jeff Dowhen, Tom Villarreal and Isaiah Johnson going to work on the streets. Hit play and take this all in, then go grab a copy of the DVDD!
“If the 52 minutes of footage in Madera’s new full-length, ABD, wasn’t enough tech street madness for you, well here’s almost nine minutes more of it for ya! And if you still haven’t snagged a copy of ABD, the level of these outtakes should be a pretty good indicator of how wild the rest of the video is.” – Our BMX
How is this video already 8 years old?! Jeff Dowhen just uploaded the full “Chik’n Nugg’t DVD featuring some of the Midwest’s finest getting down on their bikes. This video features plenty of familiar faces with a ton of dialed riding and good vibes. Even though this is old, it’s still pure fire. Get on this right now!
“Milwaukee’s 2012 BMX DVD. Edited by Jeff Klugiewicz
plus many more“
It has been 3 years in the making, and it looks like the “ABD” DVD from Madera is finally a wrap and will be premiering later this month! Here’s a full-length trailer to give you a taste of just what the video has in store for you! The line up is stacked with a diverse group of riders, so this should be an absolute BANGER. Get ready!
“After Biking Daily for 3 years, the Madera team is ready to Allow Basic Duplication of their full-length video. They will be premiering A BMX DVD in Long Beach on February 28th and hope you all will be excited for that event After Beholding Deeds in this trailer. Featuring Erik Elstran, Jake Seeley, Dan Kruk, Grant Castelluzzo, Mike Hinkens, Mike Stahl, Jesse Romano, Taylor Thompson, Dylan McCauley, Jeff Dowhen, Tom Villarreal, and Isaiah Johnson.
Coming soon: Madera ABD” – Madera
Haha, what the hell did I just watch! Cobra Kai and Daniel LaRusso took over 4Seasons Skatepark for some sweet kung fu battles and to catch some riding time! Here is a look at what they got into during the session battling it out with each other, breaking boards and throwing down on their bikes.
Huge thanks to 4 Seasons Skatepark Milwaukee
music rights to Joe Esposito “You’re the best around””
It seems like there’s always something rad going on in Milwaukee. Here’s a video Jeff Dowhen uploaded from the Hoodie Weather Jam that 4Seasons Skatepark threw a little while back. The weather wasn’t the best, but it looks like these guys had a good time. The filming on this one is all over the place and the focus seemed to have a mind of its own, but still worth a look!
“When you plan the final bmx street jam of the year and of course it’s 30 degrees, rainy and windy.. BUT IT’S STILL BETTER THAN WINTER.
Hoodie weather 2018, presented by all the midwest bikers who made it and 4 seasons skatepark Milwaukee.
Featuring Isaiah Johnson, Noah Huntzinger, Trent Lutzke, Taylor Thompson, and many more.” – Jeff Dowhen