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
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
Madera coming through with a fresh split edit featuring Julius Carrasquillo and Taylor Thompson for your viewing pleasure. These guys have been busy filming for the new Madera DVD, but still managed to bang out this edit loaded with heat. If this is footage they collected on the side, we can only imagine how good their footage will be for the DVD. Hit play and enjoy all of this and get ready for what’s to come!
“Look Both Ways: Julius Carrasquillo and Taylor Thompson for Madera BMX
Filmed by each rider and the bros and then edited by Jeff Klugiewicz, this split edit is a testament to what you can get done with a ton of hard work and drive. Regardless of real-life obligations like jobs and family, these two Madera homies spent their nights and weekends filming each other for this solid street video.
Check out the article here for some photos as well as what they had to say about this project: https://digbmx.com/features/look-both…
Riders AND Filmers: Taylor Thompson, Julius Carrasquillo
Editor: Jeff Klugiewicz” – DIG
The Madera team coming through with a raw cut of footage from some of the sessions they have been getting in as of late, presumably while working on their new DVD project. Hit play to check out just under 2 minutes of raw footage filled with plenty of grinds and more!
“A quick raw cut of the Madera team featuring a few clips from here and there.
Featuring: Jake Seeley, Erik Elstran, Grant Castelluzzo, Dan Kruk, Dylan McCauley, Mike Hinkens, Taylor Thompson, Jesse Romano, and Mike Stahl.
Filmed by: Grant Castelluzzo and Mike Hinkens” – Madera
The Late Night BMX crew coming through with a new mix for you to check out that was filmed over the past half year or so during some late night BMX sessions. This has a good mix of riders from familiar faces like Taylor Thompson, Justin Shorty, Ty Morrow and Mike Stahl to a bunch we haven’t heard of before, with no shortage of grinds and more. Hit play and take it all in!
“TURN YOUR PHONE BACKLIGHT UP!!The Late Night Boys have been broken up physically, but not in spirit! Filmed between December 2017 to May 2018 (5-6 months approx) are a bunch of clips I have been sitting on. All of this is iPhone footage from Late Night BMX excursions with a bunch of LA and surrounding area locals. It feels like it was a dream, but the reality is, no matter what you do, if you love BMX, you will find a way to get out and adventure with friends anywhere, anytime. Late Night Boys!!” – Taylor Thompson