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2013 Old School Re at Woodward West - Brian Gavagan

 
2013 Old School Re at Woodward West - Brian Gavagan
2013 Old School Re at Woodward West - Brian Gavagan
2013 Old School Re at Woodward West - Brian Gavagan
 
May 22, 2013 - 
 

Every April, BMX Pros 35+ gather at Woodward West in S. CA for a weekend of riding, partying and reminiscing on the history of BMX.

In 2013, 300, riders from around the world attended. Steve Swope, a veteran Vert pro has been organizing the Old School Re for 5 years, and this year there was a showing of the movie "Rad" with cast and characters in attendance as well as an old school bike show, a MEGARAMP session and a flatland jam on Saturday night in the Woodward Lodge.

 
 

This invitation-only gathering had upwards of 300 riders in April 2013 and was the 5th consecutive year of the Old School Re. BMX legends from all around the world made the journey and it was great to not only ride with everyone, but to catch up on what is going on in everyone's lives.

Some of the riders are still competing and performing and some simply ride for fun, instruct or have their own bike businesses. Jose' Yanez, who is over 50 years old pulled a few backflips to assure everyone that age is not an issue if you keep a smile on your face!

On Saturday night there was a big gathering at the Lodge for food, drinks and an epic flatland show with a lot of the best showman in BMX. My favorites were: Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, James McGraw & Dave Nourie.

Magazine photographs of many of these Old School guys used to adorn the walls of my bedroom when I was in high school, so to be riding with them and have them as personal friends is somewhat surreal.

Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA is a great venue to host a re like this as it has some of the most amazing indoor ramps, outdoor parks and of course the massive MEGARAMP on the hill leading up to the lodge.

I've been able to attend this 3 of the 5 years and I'm honored to be invited.

Check out the pics and watch the video of some of the BMX action.

Every April, BMX Pros 35+ gather at Woodward West in S. CA for a weekend of riding, partying and reminiscing on the history of BMX.

In 2013, 300, riders from around the world attended. Steve Swope, a veteran Vert pro has been organizing the Old School Re for 5 years, and this year there was a showing of the movie "Rad" with cast and characters in attendance as well as an old school bike show, a MEGARAMP session and a flatland jam on Saturday night in the Woodward Lodge.

Photo credit: Chris Oliver
 

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