Central Mass Longboard Festival is back for round five! The event will be taking place in the lovely little town of Harvard, MA, located 25-miles west-northwest of Boston. After attending last year’s festival per the request of our friend (and event organizer) Mike Girard, we are more-than-stoked to make it back for this year’s event! To get the full scoop on the weekend-long festival, head over to the event page on Facebook, or to the official event website itself. The words below have found their way to us courtesy of Mr. Girard:
To help encourage the broad growth of all skate disciplines, we are adding a mini ramp jam into the mix on Day 1 of 3. Alongside the DH race and slide jam, we hope this will bring even more regional skaters from more riding styles out of the woodwork, while encouraging downhillers to expand their vision and practice of skateboarding. – Mike Girard.
And, courtesy of Mike ’emgeeman’ Girard himself, there’s also this other info you won’t find (at least not easily) on the official event website or the event page on Facebook:
- We are revising downhill format to heats of 6, 3 advance to increase the speed and excitement
- DH will cost $65, Slide Jam $40, Mini Ramp $10.
- After-party will feature 3 live acts & shuttles to/from hotels
- After paying $10, riders can use the mini all day Friday and Saturday. This fee includes entry into the jam and best trick contest on Friday, but does not require competing.
If you’re unfamiliar with the event itself and would like to get a better feel for the festivities, check out our full recap of last year’s Central Mass and/or watch the video below: