All right, I think this covers all of the BMX media that was at Chad Kerley’s contest. Above is the official edit from Ride BMX. After you check that out you can find the edit from Vital BMX. Once you have done that, head over to the ESPN site to check out photos that Cody York shot and then finally make your way over to the DIG site to check out some photos by Dave Leep! Boom! Oh, and then hit the front page of the site to check out my photogallery.
Flash back about a month ago and word about a contest that Chad Kerley would be throwing started popping up on Twitter from a few of the people who got the first round of invites. A few days later it was announced that Chad and Vitaminwater would be inviting some of the top street riders in the world to The Bakery for a rider judged contest with $20,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Fast forward to this past weekend and 30 of the best riders in the world are crammed onto a limo bus cruising from the high rises of downtown Chicago into the secret location of The Bakery in a less than glamorous part of the city. Some of the riders had visited before but most had never been inside this playground of goodness. Walking into the building I was blown away with how amazing the spot was and just watching some of the guys start warming up the night before the contest it was clear there would be some amazing things happening within the next day.
Saturday came and once everyone was ready, the cameras were fired up for riders all over the world to watch the live feed of what was without a doubt one of the best contests to happen in BMX ever. I could go on and on about all the wild riding that went down, but I don’t think you want to read a book. So I’ll just keep it simple and say I can’t even begin process all the incredible things that went down and I’d like to give a huge shout out to Chad Kerley, Brian Kachinsky, Vitaminwater, Ride BMX and everyone that made this event possible.
While I was there, I pulled out the camera and shot some photos. Check out 70 photos from the event in this new PHOTOGALLERY!
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All photos by Kurt Hohberger.
Well, Chad Kerley’s contest has came and went already. Needless to say it was one of the best contest I’ve been to before and there was so many amazing and insane things that went down. I cannot wait to see some of the footage start to pop up. You can check out a full photogallery over on the Ride BMX website now. Expect a photogallery from me tomorrow as well! Here’s the results below.
“ Obstacle #1 (red and blue rails)
1. Garrett Reynolds
2. Alex Kennedy
3. Rob Wise
Obstacle #2 (pyramid ledge/green rail/box)
1. Garrett Reynolds
2. Stevie Churchill
3. Sean Sexton
Obstacle #3 (the island)
1. Garrett Reynolds
2. Rob Wise
3. Stevie Churchill
Obstacle #4 (secret setup: railhop)
Rider’s Choice—Overall Rider of the Day
I’m going to be hitting the road and heading down to Chicago here in just a little bit for Chad Kerley’s Vitaminwater Invitational at The Bakery for the weekend. I’ll be posting up the live feed tomorrow courtesy of Ride BMX for you guys to check out.
It should be a pretty insane contest since I heard the rider list is up to about 30 dudes. So you are going to want to check out the live feed for sure. I’m going to try and shoot some decent photos so I can come up with a photogallery from the weekend for you guys to check out as well…
Posting may be a little slow between now and Sunday night so I apologize!
Chad Kerley talks a little bit about what to expect and talks about Brian Kachinsky’s influence for the contest that’s finally going down this weekend! I’ll be heading out on Friday to make my way down so expect some coverage from this right here on The Union. Don’t forget to check out the live feed that Ride BMX will have as well!
Chad Kerley breaks down how things are going to go down at his Vitaminwater Invitational contest. This is going to be a damn good time.