Early Days of Burnside

Before the park started they used to go down there and drink beers. Someone suggested making some tranny and the legend was born. Since 1990 'til now, Burnside in Portland, OR has stood as a monument to 'Do It Yourself' spots everywhere. Take a look back to a simpler time that made the blueprint for all under bridge creations. Burnside then, Burnside now, Burnside forever. Peep the first generation lurkers in action. Mark Scott for President. –Jake Phelps

Many thanks to reddit user cruchytacos for turning us on to these photos originally taken by Kent Dahlgren




Watch this video of Hosoi and Red skating Burnside in 1993:

  • Pro-Tec at Zeuner's Ramp

    Pro-Tec at Zeuner's Ramp
    Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Omar Hassan, Tate Carew and Jimmy Wilkins get a session in at the Zeuner residence in Encinitas, CA. Check it out.
  • Evan Smith's "Light - Sound - Brain" Part 2

    Evan Smith's "Light - Sound - Brain" Part 2
    Part two, “Sound” depicts the creative inspiration that has influenced Evan.
  • Yaje Popson and Joey Guevara Now Pro

    Yaje Popson and Joey Guevara Now Pro
    Alien Workshop proudly announce Yaje and Joey as their newest pro team riders.
  • Marc Johnson's Thunder Trucks Jamboree

    Marc Johnson's Thunder Trucks Jamboree
    To celebrate the the release of his newest pro truck, Marc Johnson opened the doors of Biebel’s park to the public with free pizza and best-trick contests. Watch the clip here.
  • The Grants Fund

    The Grants Fund
    The Grants Fund is going ahead full steam and awarded 12 Grants so far to DIY spots. Check the Thunder Instagram to see pictures of the first spot that was built with the cash.