Sunday 27th May is the date for the 14th Annual – Mt.Tabor to Sellwood Park Skateboard Race! This is the longest running skateboard race in the Northwest US. This event is a charitable food drive for Oregon Food Bank to help the hungry in Portland. Visit the fb event page to find out more and to keep up to date with all the happenings. Advertisements Continue reading P-Town Throwdown 2018
Insanity Boardshop – huge supporters of distance skating in the US – are hosting the The Salado Creek Push race Series in San Antonio, Texas on the 21st April. Shop owner Ehren is an active member of the distance community (read his great review on the Bern Allston Helmet here!) and it is great to see him pushing events as well as racing in them. We … Continue reading Salado Creek Push Race
New Zealand has now been host to 2 ultraskates; 2011 and 2015. With a change in venue, season and organisers it is back for 2017. Ultraskate New Zealand is the 3rd Ultra booked in for 2017 and joins the US and Dutch ultras. The 2015 Ultra saw skaters from as far as the US and Singapore come to NZ to experience the toughest ultra in … Continue reading Event – New Zealand Ultraskate
So, I’m no distance jock! I like my journeys to be about discovering new places, new people and, er, beer. As much as I’d love to join in, I don’t think I’d have the patience or the back strength for an Ultraskate. Fortunately, our friends from the Ultracool Vandra Skateboards have summed up what I’m missing out on in one sweet cut. Sit back and … Continue reading Race – Vandra do an Ultraskate
We’ve been silently building up to this years Miami UltraSkate 2016 and the results are in!!!
Firstly, a massive shout out to every single set of feet that pressed the Tarmac this year! A mammoth effort was made by all from the IDSA to those that didn’t quite make the finishing line. Competitors flew in from all over with attendance figures at an all time high with over 90 riders in attendance. The sport is going from strength to strength. Just a shame we couldn’t afford to fly out and report from the grid itself.
Coming out of France via the Ridemore team is this ace video from the 1km push race. We really like distance skating in all it’s forms; marathon, mile, Ultraskate or country-crossing epic but there is something amazing about a straight up 1000m drag race. Running your own 1km race? Hit us up and let us know when and where! Continue reading Race – 1000 mètres
And there I rode. It was about 10:30 in the morning when I sat in my car thinking to myself: “Let’s do this!” RACE DAY, an event organized by Thomas Slager, has come upon us. It was the 27th of September. At about eleven in the morning I was the first to arrive at the track. The organisers had arranged for us to use the … Continue reading Race – RACE DAY
The Dutch Distance Skating scene has had an awesome summer. Rick and Andrew breaking the Ultraskate record and more recently the Haagsche Longboard Half Marathon. A great video of the even came out recently which shows how much fun the event was. Here are the results. Continue reading Race – The Haagsche Longboard Half Marathon
The Maryhill Loops road is a mecca for downhill racers from across the globe. The 2.2 mile track of perfect tarmac has 22 corners and is home to the annual ‘Festival of Speed’. This year they added a new race to the list. The Uphill Challenge. Race results were 1st: Brandon Desjarlais 2nd: Colby Cummings 3rd: Kaspar Heinrici See the full video below. Continue reading Race – Maryhill Uphill Challenge
Back in 2010 a certain HammerHead posted this up in the Skatefurther forum.
Hey distance people. I have an idea I would like to get all of your input on for an event possibly in 2011. A multi-day Stage Race (a la Tour De France) where racers start together each day and cover the same distance not in a circuit but point to point.
Roll on 5 years and The Chief Ladiga has become THE distance skateboarding event across the globe. This year was no exception. 3 days of racing over 188 miles and the top 2 were 20 seconds apart with Andrew Andras taking out this years title. Every yeah the level of riding gets closer and closer and the riders are more and more prepared.
Massive shout outs to everyone who entered and completed the 2015 Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Skate Callenge. Special mention goes to the winners Andrew Andras and Sarah Rassieur. And of course to Marion who once again has set the bar high for other distance skate events.