Ithaca’s Mike Tag Benefit

Saturday, June 18th, the bmx community met up at East Shore Skatepark to raise money and show support for Mike Tag. Mike was recently diagnosed with Stage ll Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and he’s currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. The turnout was great, an impressive amount of money was raised and plenty of fun was had.

Stew Johnson was on hand to film the event, be sure to check out the edit at the bottom of this post.

A Richmond sandwich. Jason Anderson, Eric Hollaaday, Eric Hennessey, Kenny Horton and Latane Coghill.

Leland and Crandall. These guys made this day happen.

Kelly Baker ready to wrestle anyone who crosses his path

Joel Barnett can usually be found riding inside East Shore Skatepark but today he shredded the parking lot setup instead.

Kerry Sayre made the trip out from Ohio to show his support. A cancer survivor himself, Kerry knows first hand how the support of the bmx community can keep spirits up while going through treatment.

Eric Hennessey and Kelly Baker. Anti-bummer summer in effect.

Will Bruce and Bryan Tarbell mustache you a question.

Stew Johnson is affectionately known as "Shoe" Johnson to some, so it's only fitting that he won a size 66 Vans shoe

Opie pedalled across the parking lot, tackled Leland to the ground and won this Derek Nelson built HCS Modangle frame in the process.

Trevor Ashworth and Korey Kryder. Parking lot life.

Eric Holladay manuals a step ladder with the help of Kelly Baker and Latane Coghill.

Zack Gerber gets weird, front flip in a bikini top.

Dennis Condusta is well known for x-up landers but today he decided to do the smoothest 360 ever on a not-so-smooth setup.

Hampden, Kelly, Crandall, Gilly, Toast and Mike Tag. Ithaca legends

All of these folks made the trip to Ithaca to support Mike Tag!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to this event! If you weren’t able to attend and would like to show your support to Mike, check out FBM’s Mike Tag page for information on how to contribute.

Stew Johnson ESPN edit:

Jason Morris

Code slinger at leastmost and bmxfeed. Ramp building and lip trick enthusiast.