Project Spoke is a new Our BMX film series in partnership with Imprimatur BMX. Comprised of a full-length riding film and mini-documentaries, Project Spoke aims to document the talents and stories of some of BMX’s most eclectic, passionate, and resilient characters.
Mike Hinkens sat down with Justin Schwanke to discuss what exactly Project Spoke is, the inspiration behind it, the people and places included in it, the expertise and collaboration making it possible, what people can expect to see, and when they can expect to see it.
To keep up to date with the project’s progress, you can follow Project Spoke on the following platforms:
What is Project Spoke?
A jumping contest that is free to enter and pays $$ for the top five spots—with $1200 for first place? Yup, it's happening in two weeks in Richmond, Virginia.
Our BMX submission courtesy of filmer Keegan Bohannon, featuring Diego Bravo. I met Diego Bravo almost two years ago when he first moved to SoCal from a small town in Ecuador. Since then I’ve watched him go from doing his first ever handrail to doing smiths, feebles and rail rides that some pros won’t even step to.
Mike Gray was in town for a few days, so we organized a little DTP session for you guys with the Haro squad. Mike, Chad Kerley, Blake Peters (who was fresh off a broken wrist) and newcomer to the Haro team, Austyn Mcintosh, all dropped the pin in a bit of an industrial area in the middle of SD. It seemed pretty promising in the beginning, but we ended up being stuck on one side of the freeway and pedaling crazy far (the gopro actually died at a point, so it was even further than it looked) and got burnt out after a few spots. Nonethless, I think the squad pulled through...