It’s been a long time coming and we’re glad the premiere of the 2017 Houston BMX mixtape went off without a hitch. We had some great weather, lots of riders come out to the street ride and manage to annihilate about 20 pizzas in about 30 minutes.
I’m from Houston, born and raised, and riding BMX since 1993. Making a full length Houston BMX video is something I’ve wanted to do since I started filming back in 1999 and then it evolved into pizza napkin ideas, bar napkin ideas and then eventually street rides to get the Houston scene together regularly to start stacking some clips. The idea came from when Dylan and I were filming his Mutiny/Madeira split edit and we were listening to Mucho Mango by IshDARR. Dylan said “he’s from Milwaukee” and I said “he’s sampling a Houston rap song” and the rest is history.
WHY WE MADE A HOUSTON DVD
We started this video project to show the Houston scene that what we’ve built on the site is a series of BMX spots to plan out a session to film or shoot a photo and this is the idea we’re spreading. One of inclusiveness and not exclusiveness. With that, we set out to share our spots with riders from different areas around Houston so they can now take visitors to spots they now know. A lot of riders had clips they wanted to get because they knew about a certain setup and others just wanted to come along for the ride and ended up getting a clip or two in the video.
Here’s a little recap video from all the IG accounts I could find during the ride before the premiere.
Dylan McCauley deserves the lion’s share of credit for how well the video turned out not only as the primary filmer, but also as the producer. He got riders together, went out daily, met new riders and filmed every single day. Shout out to our MKE/HTX dude.
Thank you to everyone that came out to our Sunday Street Rides to ride, hang out, film and shoot photos. We had a lot of help on this full length with additional filming by just about everyone that came on the street rides. Thanks to everyone that sent in a clip or helped film a line. Huge shout out to the Landmark team for helping bring Dylan & my vision to life - you guys are ride or die.
PHOTOS OF THE RIDE BEFORE THE PREMIERE BY KIRBY CRUMPLER
A big shout out to Kevin at Fletcher Bikes Studio for having almost the entire Houston BMX scene in the shop, the pizzas and the first round of beers for everyone. If you’re in town and need any BMX goods you should stop at Fletcher bikes studio:
2404 Taft St
Houston, TX 77006
Monday to Saturday 10-6pm & Sunday 10-3pm
DVD pre-sales are going to start soon so please stay tuned as we’re burning & printing everything for them to go on sale. We’re shooting for DVDs to be shipping by December 15th. We’re also going to be adding in some additional features, some behind the scenes funny stuff and slideshows of all the photographers work that came out to shoot photos of everyone on the Sunday Street rides.
Thanks to everyone that helped out making the premiere a sick time for everyone.