Vans & Cult reunite for the new mild-melting film, Trying Times, which chronicles the experience of a shared crew of BMX riders road tripping from Southern California to Las Vegas. Managing to keep things light and easy despite the currently challenging landscape, the film captures the camaraderie, core tenets of each brand and the iconic riding that backs it up. The team, including Dakota Roche, Angie Marino, and Sean Ricany, kept spirits high throughout the project, which is punctuated with CULT’s bold signature aesthetic.
Julian Arteaga’s signature EX complete bike in Matte Raw is available now at BMX shops worldwide. It features a 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bar, along with a pro-level Odyssey and Sunday parts package. Sealed hubs front and back and frame design upgrades like removable braking hardware give it a clean look.
After James Dabil and Kriss Kyle battling it out last time in the Leighton Vans Game of BIKE we knew we had to do it again, this time with Steve Peat and Billy Bolt joining for the Ultimate Game of BIKE!
From the inspiring true story of extreme sports legend John Buultjens, THE RIDE follows John McCord, an athletically gifted youth who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands John (Shane Graham) in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge ('Ludacris') and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander), an interracial couple who want to provide a fresh start for the tormented youth.
Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing and slowly begins to forge a relationship through his foster son’s fascination with extreme sports by giving John his first bike. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and together they speed toward BMX glory and ultimately, redemption.
THE RIDE exclusively on Prime Video beginning November 13, 2020
Directed by Alex Ranarivelo Written by J.R. Reher & Jean Marie Sobeck, Hadeel Reda, Alex Ranarivelo Based on Life of John Buultjens Starring Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Shane Graham and Sasha Alexander
During a recent low-key Kink trip to upstate New York with Nathan Williams and Hobie Doan, we sat down with Nathan and hit 'em with five questions covering his just-released "Why Not?" and 2020 X Games Real BMX parts, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected him, and why he started Help.