Mineralblu Photography was fortunate to shoot images at Red Bull Urban Rhythm, a one-of-a-kind street art BMX track constructed in the heart of downtown Houston.
BMX rider Mike ‘Hucker’ Clark got together with riding legends like Tim ‘Fuzzy’ Hall and Taj Mihelich recently to design and build an innovative course using industrial elements in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. That wasn’t all, though — local street artist Gonzo247 gathered fellow artists from the area to create a completely unique visual for the venue as well.
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Friday, November 22, 2013 – (HOUSTON) – The rain couldn’t stop the athletes and artists from turning downtown Houston into their playground haven tonight at Red Bull Urban Rhythm. Hucker and GONZO247’s collaboration to create a one-of-a-kind street art BMX track came to life as the athletes took to riding the course after the storm. The crew of athletes and builders came together to clear the water from the track after the rain affected the features. Sweat and hard work paid off as the team was able to dry the course off and make it safe again to ride. The clouds parted just in time as an excited local crowd packed in to celebrate street art and BMX on a Friday night in east downtown.
“It was great to see the local Houston crowd come out and celebrate both BMX and art with us,” said athlete Hucker Clark. “The rain tried to hold us back, but in the end, we all came together for an amazing time and had a lot of fun riding the course.”
Local artist GONZO247 and BMX athlete Hucker Clark created an unexpected, street art styled dirt track in the heart of Houston’s urban landscape. GONZO247 brought out a lineup of over twenty talented artists including Anat Ronen, VurseOne and Deck, who transformed the venue into a work of collective art. Invited athletes Aaron Ross, Coco Zurita, Drew Bezanson, Mikey Aitken, Morgan Wade, Rob Wise and Tyler Fernengel joined Hucker on the BMX playground, sending big tricks up to two stories high to delight the crowd who bared the cold weather to watch the action.
“BMX and street art have never been showcased this way in Houston,” said artist GONZO247. “The idea ‘there is potential in everything’ celebrates that artists and athletes can come together to recognize that they both take something and craft their own thrill-seeking sport or art form.”
Check out all the action by following @redbullHOU #UrbanRhythm on Twitter and Instagram, and visiting redbull.com/urbanrhythm.