GET STOKED! PORT PIRIE was a huge success. Rolling into town on a warm Friday afternoon, the crew were champing at the bit to get things set up and ready for the locals to session.
The water views of Port Pirie Skatepark make for a pretty spectacular backdrop. It’s concrete transitions extend to the silos and other infrastructure that surround it. School had just broken up for the year and the sea breeze was blowing in, what a great time to go ride some bikes!
We were blown away by the young people that came to jam, their families that joined them and the local community that showed so much support. Our prize pack winner Lachlan was more than stoked, and when Lucas managed to snag a new bike by learning how to fix his own tyre, the smiles got spread around pretty quick. Riders who were Dusty in name and nature brushed off the cobwebs to throwdown some backflips and others just got to swap out a scooter for a little while and spend time on 20″ wheels.
These events don’t happen by themselves so we would like to extend a huge thanks to Lisa from USG Employment, Debbie from the Port Pirie LDAT arm, Leo from Youth Port Pirie and everyone who helped by donating their time (or Golden North Icecream). A special mention goes to Mayor Leon Stephens who came along to see what all the fuss is about and see his community come together all with the power of bikes.
We can’t wait to get back over to Pirie for more awesome events! To find out about Get Stoked! events in your area make sure you sign up to our email newsletter below.
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