2011 Wrap Up
Beat the Bastard 2011 was a huge success, with around $12,000 raised for the Leukaemia Foundation. Lugers, Gravity Bikers and Stand-ups alike all got together to have an awesome time and raise some much needed funds for Leukaemia research.
It was great to see riders from all around Australia travel to this beautiful spot. Thanks especially to Ado and the Beat the Bastard crew of organisers, drivers, marshals and volunteers who gave up their valuable time to put on this fantastic event.
Thanks to Sturge Boards for donating a one of a kind Luge for the Auction. After Lance tried luge for the first time on the weekend, he was keen to buy one. Little did he know Tyler and a few others had conspired to buy it and sell it back to him for half the price with all money going to a good cause and many happy faces all round!
All of us here at the SL Network are looking forward to Beat the Bastard 2012!
Beat the Bastard 2011 was sponsored and supported by:
Visit www.beatthebastard.com.au for more photos and videos.
If you have any cool footage from that you want to share on the SL Network, send it to tyler @ brisbanestreetluge.com.
Leah Bayin - Canberra Street Luge
We would also like to share with you a Blog from Andrew "Sakamoto" Smith. This blog sums up the weekend perfectly.
BtB weekend fun.
"On the weekend just gone, I had one of the best weekends of my life: I spent three days in Townsville for the "Beat the Bastard" Charity Free Ride for Gravity Sports.
"BtB" was conceptualised around a dining table, late one night, as a way of supporting the main organiser in his fight with Prostate Cancer. The idea was put forward with love and friendship in the hearts of those who were there that night, and that feeling of closeness has been perpetuated through every event. Those who form the actual "BtB" Organising Committee put in hundreds of hours of work to make sure that every rider who attendes this legal event has as many rides as he/she can handle over a two day period.
I have been involved in Gravity Sports since early 1995, and have met many very amazing people over the years. However, this "BtB" event brought home how tight Gravity Riders are, and how unigue each individual person is.
Gravity Sports is not only a lifestyle for many of us, it is a definate passion. Every rider looks out for the other, and each joy when riding is quickly shared with other riders at the bottom of the hill you are riding. I rode with very close friends from Canberra, Berridale, Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Some riders I met for the first time, old and young, male and female....but it made no differance, because we are part of the Gravity Family.
"BtB" is a totally unique gathering, with very, very special people. Male or female, regardless of discipline the individual rides, the riders at this event, along with the hardwork of an amazing organising crew, make it what it is......the core and truthfullness of what we do, enjoy and share...we are Family! "