Described as “You Could Die,” the Broadway Bomb is an exhilarating city push race. New York City skaters have been bombing Broadway every October since 2001, annually crowning the fastest skaters down the difficult, 8.2 mile long stretch of unforgiving city street. Starting at 116th street and Broadway, skaters race the length of Manhattan to the downtown financial district, trusting their experience and instinct to guide their carefully selected route along the course of unpredictable moving obstacles.
Broadway Bomb Haircut New York City
With just three riders in 2001, the race attracted a record high of 237 registered participants in 2008. Each stretch of the race is unique and all disciplines of skate are necessary. Kaspar Henrici, defending champion, lost his crown this year to East Village local, Thesieus Williams with a time of 30:19. The race concluded with a barbecue under the Williamsburg Bridge where prizes were awarded and riders shared race stories. Thanks for everyone who came out to the race and special thanks to the New York Longboard Association for holding another great event.
Broadway Bomb: Fred Mahre
Nothing will make you feel more alive than skating as fast as you can
through the streets of New York City with 230+ of your best friends.
From the endorphins of the physical exhaustion, to the empowerment of
out skating death, to the pride and protection of the pack, it's the
ultimate outlaw race. This is what it must feel like to be a blood cell
pumping through the veins of God. Brian Petrie
Kaspar Henrici Thesieus Williams James Soladay Broadway Bomb Winners
1st Thesieus Williams 30m19s 2nd Kaspar Henrici 30m38s 3rd James Soladay 31m10s 4th Darko 31m22s 5th Marc "Harlem's Host" Rodriguez 31m31s 6th Mike Dallas 31m32s
Broadway Bomb 2008 New York City USAThesieus Williams