Bustin Boards, Kendall College of Art & Design & Rey Trucks are a presenting sponsors of the first ever State Games of Michigan Urban Downhill Skateboarding event - June 21, 2014. State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event(s) that welcome athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of the state of Michigan. Facebook Event Page: State Games of Michigan Urban DH Downhill skateboarding has become a very popular style of skateboarding, but many communities face the challenge of providing safe spots to skate. Downhill skateboard events lead the way for the longboard community in providing a fun, interactive, relatively safe atmosphere to do what we do best - skate. Outlaw events are great ...Read the full article here...
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On June 21, Grand Rapids will be hosting a downhill longboarding race event. This relates to Government because the finish line of this race will be in the city's limits of "prohibited Skating". If people skate within these city limits, the city is allowed to give them a fine. Downhill skateboard events lead the way for the longboard community in a way to skate. Outlaw events are great but often get busted up by the law before they even get going. Sanctioned events are better, but can be expensive to pay for.
I relate to this article personally because I am signed up for this race. I do not intend on receiving a fine from the city of Grand Rapids for skating within it's "no skate zone". I do, however, intend on having a lot of fun skating with a bunch of experienced riders. The Race planners have paid the city so that they can allow skaters to cross Division road without getting penalized for it. But that meant that over 100 riders are signed up and we all paid $40 to race and not be fined.