This Is How You Can Rub Elbows with Some Famous Athletes
Who knew that one of the world's leading skate ramp builders resides down the freakin road in Tacoma?! Skatelite, that company, is hard at work to make Lopez Island more than just an escape for sweet finishing trips and making fun of Canada! Seems like the type of place Colton Harris Moore would be up to no-good-ery.
Anyway, Skatelite invited a TON of pro BMXers and skaters to come take a weekend to goof off away from mainland America. The Retreat takes place Saturday the 17th. The skate ramps they use will become a skatepark for kids on Lopez. Book a ferry reservation (it'll sell out), bring a tent, skate and party all weekend!
The Retreat - Lopez Island, Wa - Presented by Skatelite from Skatelite on Vimeo.
This is your chance to not only meet legendary pros like Bob Burquist, Bucky Lasek, and Mat Hoffman, but if I understand correctly, get out and skate with them! Music from Blue Scholars plays at night before the giant camp party to take us well into the wee hours of the next day.
Here's a peak at what the Skatelite guys have already built.
Again, book your reservations for the ferry now, it's the busy time of year and I don't want you to miss a thing! More info about the event here.