Here it comes
Its always cool rolling up to a rider-owned BMX shop, especially when it’s a dude as cool & well respected as one of the baddest street riders on the planet, Van Homan. You get the feeling that you're home, & you're in the company of people that “get it”, instead of some wacky old mom 'n' pop store that carries beach cruisers and road bikes, with a little BMX section out back. With a store like 2 by 4, it adds something to the local scene, in a way, something similar to getting a new skatepark, or some new trails. It really ties it all together & makes for a stronger BMX camaraderie in general.
Today was the last stop of our little jaunt around the east coast, & it couldn’t have culminated in better fashion. With numerous days of shit weather, the sun decided to show its long lost face & gave us the perfect weather to show Pennsville locals what etnies BMX team was all about. With a fully functioning RV, & with plenty of giveaways, free signed posters & good times for the locals & etnies team sessioning the portable etnies grind box & flat bar good times were had all around by everyone... etnies were in full affect!!!
Van didn’t hold back though either; he pulled out all the stops, BBQing for all the kids, giving away tons of 2 by 4 stuff & even investing in a dunk tank to get the team & himself humiliated for the locals in attendance. The day went so well, that it didn’t even get shut down by the local cops... much to our surprise as Van mentioned a few times that the neighbors are sometimes less than happy with him & his shenanigans surrounding the store… But, he may have to hear about it tomorrow.
Big thanks go out to Van, his wife Sam & all the folks at 2 by 4, hope to see you next year. If anyone wants to see what a real BMX store should be like, hit them up; they are more than hospitable.
etnies at 2x4
Brian Kachinsky, asking for it
Tony and one of his many fans...