Coastal Riders is pleased to announce the return of Hippie Mike to our Team!
Mike is a legend in his own right, doing more for skateboarding and skateboarders in the City of Surrey and the Fraser Valley then almost anyone else. If you have grown up skating in Surrey in the last 10 years then chances are you came into contact with Hippie.
Granville Street was once again shut down as Vans returned to Vancouver for the annual Vans Road Block. Local shops and teams came together for the event as they competed on their own homemade obstacle ramps, each receiving a $1000 prize from Vans. Antisocial, BLVD, Underworld, and our very own Coastal Riders stepped into action to make this an unforgettable show of the summer with Hashbrown, John Hanlon, Magnus Hanson, Sam Hampton, Paul Machnau, and Jordan Repin all skating for the team. Check out some of the photos from this year’s Vans Road Block!
We have received our second update from the team. Finding reliable internet was difficult so we will have to live with one photo and a quick summary:
“Iran was awesome, Turkmenistan was interesting, but utterly bizarre, and Uzbekistan has some very friendly police and military for a police state. Samarqand today, then Tashkent, then we trek through the Ferghana Valley. Let dictatorship hopscotch continue!”