8 Hours in Tampa

Matt Coplon. May 25th. 8 Hours in Tampa. from TBR BMX on Vimeo.

On the cusp of my 38th birthday, I asked Mark Mulville to help film a full day’s session in Tampa.
Each week, on Sunday, I wake up at 7am, am out the door by 9am, and am usually riding no later than half past.
It’s become a ritual.
On turning 38, as it was the same when I was 13, bmx remains therapeutic. Most of the time, in its simplest form: pedaling through the streets away from the grind of the day to day.
To celebrate those coveted hours pedaling through Tampa, I thought it’d be a challenge to make it a full 8 hour session (in 85% humidity and at 95 degrees, you have to take what you get this time of year) and document everything worth grabbing.
What’s left are the clips I was most stoked on. Nothing ground breaking…just a representation of what I look forward to come every Sunday.
Thanks to Mark Mulville for his help with this project. Thanks to Profile Racing, Chad Degroot and Deco Bmx, Etnies, Adi and Folklore Brand, and the Skatepark of Tampa for their continued support.
To another year of pedaling in Tampa Bay.
Thank you for watching.
-Matt Coplon

Steve Crandall

Coffee sipping pilot of a red FBM frame and a Nikon camera.