An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico by Ryan Mills

After traveling basically stopped a year ago, Ryan Mills was antsy to get back out there and do something exciting. That snowballed into a trip to Mexico City with Brad Simms and Jarren Barboza and one of the biggest street jams we've seen in quite some time. Check out a few photos and hear the story from Ryan's perspective - 


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A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through flight deals on my phone, trying to find somewhere to go because it’s starting to get hot in Las Vegas. Mid-scroll, Brad Simms texted me “Do you need a break from Vegas?” I said “Yes!” He said, “Mexico City," and, shortly after that, I booked my ticket. The original plan was to just have a chill vacation-type trip and get a few riding clips. Then, somehow, throwing a jam came up. At first, we were trying to think of who would host it for us and I ended up saying, “Just make a flyer and post it." The next day, the flyer was posted on Instagram and we were on our way to Mexico shortly after that.

When I arrived, Brad had been in Mexico City for a few days already with his friend Jon Saunders. The day after, Jarren Barboza and one of Brad’s longtime friends from Washington D.C., Branddon, came to kick it, too. Nothing but all smiles and good vibes with this group!


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Sunday, April 11th - on the day of the jam - we woke up later than expected and headed to breakfast. It was getting close to start time as we got back to the AirBNB to grab our bikes. Then, we went to the wrong place - thinking it was where the jam was - and had to figure out where it actually was. We were already late at this point. Jarren stayed at his on hotel and got there on time. We found the spot and headed that way with a warning text from Jarren saying, “Prepare to be swarmed." 

We knew we would have a good turn out, but I have never seen a jam like this in my life. 

We got to the Monumento a la Revolución to well over 1,000 people on BMX bikes and instantly got mobbed by everyone into a photo taking and autograph signing frenzy for the first hour. I kept thinking, “How the fuck are we going to ride to spots with this many people…?”

We took over the entire street and our crew stretched at least a mile. Cars weren’t getting through until we got to the spots. At the first spot, the police ended up showing up and stopping traffic for us to ride because, for the run up, you had to cross the street. With the language barrier and lack of spot knowledge, we let our friend Tania Torres kind of take the lead and she guided us through the city to each spot.


An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico by Ryan Mills

An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico by Ryan Mills

An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico by Ryan Mills


We ended at a skatepark and did a best trick and high air for cash for the locals. Everyone was so amazing. There were zero negative incidents. All of the locals shredded the entire day. It was amazing to see the Mexican BMX scene come out to ride and hang out with us! By 5pm, we were exhausted and starving, so we ended it and said our goodbyes. 


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This will be a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you to all of you that traveled so far from your hometowns and to all the locals that came out to have a great day of riding! Mexico City rules!


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