December 21, 2015

11 Days – Joe “Butcher” Kowalski

11 Days until Hoffman Bikes 25th Anniversary The late 90’s ushered in a new breed of street rider. With product designs stronger, it allowed riders to progress street riding to a whole new level. In Bethlehem, PA, there were a small group of these riders and Joe “Butcher” Kowalski was one of them. Joe, like others in the Bethlehem, PA crew, did not just focus on street, but was also known to put time in at the trails. It did not matter what Joe touched, he destroyed it. Joe pushed street riding to and over the edge at times, being noted as one of the first to do variation grinds, like the barspin grinds and perfecting other street variations like crack flips in and out of grinds, mega drops, grinding on both sides. Joe was also one of the first to bring his street/trails knowledge to the competition arena, helping […]
February 11, 2014

HB Instagram

by @bmxzack "#tabletoptuesdays got inspired by #butcher last night from @realpropsbmx #roadfools10! Worked on learning one handed table to fakie, got some work to do in them but super pumped on how this trick feels! #foxwelive @woodwardcamp @foxbmx #hoffmanteam #cloud9"