On Saturday, October 20, at noon, skateboarders from all over the globe and numbering close to 2,000 individuals converged upon the world renowned Broadway Blvd in the heart of Manhattan. A handful of these shredders come every year in order to race for cash down the eight mile stretch of road between 116th and “The Bull”, but the vast majority of skaters who participate in this annual event ride with one unified purpose: to promote awareness for the growing commuter culture within skateboarding, as well as to show their love for the epicness that is riding skateboards in New York City.
As many of you have already heard, The Powers That Be caught-wind of this year’s Broadway Bomb and tried to shut it down. They wielded court orders, a huge show of force via the NY Police Department, injunctions, coerced mass emails, and various other media propaganda. A handful of skaters fell for these fear-tactics and sadly did no participate, but many, many more of us rode onward, undaunted, and good times ensued all the way down Broadway and beyond. What a day!
Needless to say, we had an unforgettable time at this year’s Broadway Bomb and we ask that you please take a couple minutes to enjoy this video reflecting our experience at this year’s event. Thank you for loving skateboarding—long, short, and everything in between. Meow!!
Special thanks goes to the following:
A big thanks to our extended NYC family, to the unspoken organizers of the BB, to all the people we met that share our love for all things Shred, to the Bustin Boards crew for their general awesomeness and support, A huge thanks to Maribeth & Jeff for hosting us, Pauli for the ramp sessions, Rob Rod, Cami, Noishh, Ryan D., Dave A, Muir Skates, Cara Cas in Brooklyn for the grub, the Longboard Loft, Uncle Funkies, Shralpers Union, Ken from Skanunu for the laughs and for mobbing us around town, Push Culture Apparel for the super-sweet hoodie, all those who our memory fails, and a special thanks goes out to the NYPD and their masters for refraining from violence against us and for treating us with the respect and dignity we deserve. Thank you all. See you homies next year!