Yeah Brother! Mike Tag Benefit

TEAM SHRALP is holding yet another epic BMX event to kick off the summer. This time it’s for a rider in need, Mike Tag. In support of Mike’s battle, TEAM SHRALP presents “Yeah Brother!” a street riding benefit jam for Mike Tag. Saturday July 23rd in downtown Portland, Oregon. Pizza party at Pizza Oasis (2241 W Burnside) starts at 12pm; hill bomb race is at 2pm followed by the street ride session. The after party will be held at the East End Bar (203 SE Grand Ave) featuring bands, babes, beers, and a whole lot more. $5 suggested donation to ride in the jam. All proceeds from the event go towards the Mike Tag benefit.

Detailed information:
The hill bomb race begins at the top of SW Vista Ave and Broadway in the West Hills of Portland. The road twists and turns all the way down to the base of the city and finishes at the SW Jefferson St overpass. One of the raddest and fastest hill bombs in the Northwest!

The street ride jam includes three spots: Lincoln High School, Bum Park, and Lovejoy Park. These locations feature amazing rails, ledges, stair sets, and gaps. You might recognize these spots from the classic video “Road Fools 2.” Mike Tag destroyed Lovejoy Park during the Portland segment!

After the prizes are given away and the raffle is complete an after party will be held at the East End Bar and Venue (203 SE Grand Ave). Bands, babes, beers, and some good times! This will also be a Mike Tag Benefit.

Please spread the word and come party with TEAM SHRALP on July 23rd! Thanks to everyone who has supported Mike during this difficult time.

-Dean Dickinson

UTAH

I just got back from Utah, where Jim Bauer and I went to hit up the Mike Aitken Tanner jam to help support the cause.

The 50/50 crew and Tanner locals did an unreal job putting on the jam, and decorating the trails with pumpkins and Halloween stuff. I can only imagine how long it took to lug all those pumpkins down to where the trails are. Good job guys!!! Riders showed up and shredded in costumes too. Check out Skier J’s Flickr page for a few pics. 

All in all, over $5,200 was raised to help Mike, which ain’t bad at all. A bunch of good stuff got raffled off, and a lot of people left happy. After riding, Jim and I were able to pay Mike a quick visit, where we received some promising news from his family, which you can read about on the Mike Aitken site. He was resting at the time, but everyone was pretty positive after the progress of the day.

If you are able to donate and help Mike, please visit the 50/50 site.

AITKEN/TANNER PARK BENEFIT JAM

Skier J sent over this really nice flyer for a Mike Aitken benefit jam that 50/50 is putting on.

Click on the flyer after the gap jump for a big version.

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