The Steve Smith Bike Park Opening Day Video

Sep 11, 2017
by Brian Park  
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We were beyond stoked to be a part of the grand opening of the Steve Smith Bike Park in Nanaimo, BC. He was a larger than life inspiration in Canadian cycling (cf. Miranda Miller winning Worlds!), and the park ensures that inspiring the next generation of riders will be his lasting legacy.

Thanks to everyone who supported this project, and to everyone who came out for opening day. We can't wait to see the next Stevie tearing it up on the circuit.


Video: @CalvinHuth
Previously: Opening Day Photo Epic



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46 Comments

  • + 133
 i'm not crying, you're crying
  • + 21
 Yeah, tense few moments here at work hoping no one would talk to me and see my face
  • + 2
 @LoganKM1982: same here
  • + 26
 That stoppie to bike whip is pure magic, never get tired of seeing that exuberance. Makes up for the bad double-whiff on the high fives right after. Long Live Chainsaw. Great looking park.
  • + 5
 Bro. Clearly you've never seen a perfectly executed high-ten to bro-hug. It is a move reserved exclusively for the bro-est of Bro's.
  • + 5
 @fabdemaere: nope - banned in the USA!
  • + 24
 I cried. Not the first time thinking about Steve Smith and certainly not the last. Thank you for the great video and the amazing park. Very stoked and grateful to be heading over to ride it this Wednesday.
  • + 19
 Goosebumps!! #longlivechainsaw
  • + 15
 Damn onion cutting ninjas!
  • + 10
 Larger than life. What a great way to honor his memory.
  • + 4
 Man, I miss that guy. Never met him in real life, but it feels like he was a friend. I remember when he won the world cup, I was in my office late...and I stood up out of my seat and screamed for joy, "Fxck yeah, Stevie! Whoo!" or something to that effect. It's so true -- he was larger than life.
  • + 7
 I began riding DH because of him and his "SEASON" segment ... onions! Miss you on every WC Round dude!
  • + 7
 That makes two of us
  • + 1
 @potthead: Here No.3 ! I was at the opening! Cant believe how everyone was fired up to ride in honor to Steve! His Mom is such a strong woman!
  • + 8
 He was an amazing person and bike rider. #longlivechainsaw
  • + 8
 What a great legacy to leave behind! #longlivechainsaw
  • + 2
 Chainsaw would have sawed through the players at the worlds this year and every year after. Let's not forget the real chainsaw. A true tooth munching force to be reckoned with. Happy to see the smiles at the bike park. Miss his straight make saw dust of you and his smile of happiness. Now that will always be missed.
  • + 1
 Damn, that's incredible. The bike park looks absolutely stunning. Really love the touches like the mustaches on the jumps & chainsaw on the wallride.
The video was put together incredibly well too.
Long live Chainsaw
  • + 4
 Very cool! Long Live Chainsaw! And what an AWESOME MOM!
  • + 4
 I miss cheering for that guy......
  • + 3
 Me too. Theres that saying, you dont know what you've got until its gone, but it doesnt apply here because we all did know what we had. It used to be so incredible when Steve was in the start hut of a race and they put up his name and his hometown and it said Nanaimo, BC. Its where I live, and Stevie made us so massively proud. He made Canada proud. Thanks for that Stevie.
  • + 5
 Best sport, Ever.
  • + 3
 If someone doesn't Hoover this dusty room soon...
  • + 2
 Tribute to a legend.
This park ensures that the legend and the spirit of cycling lives on.
Thanks Smile
  • + 4
 Long live chainsaw!!.
  • + 1
 This park upgrades my home town by a whole lot. It is so awesome for the next generation of World Champions. #longlivechainsaw
  • + 4
 Beautiful!!!
  • + 1
 Rode the park last weekend! Was there at 8am and there was already 20 kids there. Legacy doesn't even begin to describe what he was and what this place is! I cried!
  • + 3
 Kinda breaks my heart they did nothing like this for mcgazza
  • + 3
 So powerful I got the chills
  • + 4
 LOVE THIS!
  • + 3
 Such a great place Smile
  • + 2
 And way to go Miranda! Chainsaw would be proud and stoked!
  • + 3
 =..)
  • + 2
 Chainsaw massacre would have shredded the players at the worlds.
  • + 2
 Not one day goes by dude Longlivechainsaw!!!!
  • + 1
 The park rides amazing. Favorite spot in the world to ride A must see peeps
  • + 3
 Emotional
  • + 2
 Long live your legacy Chainsaw!!!
  • + 2
 Legend! Long Live Chainsaw!
  • + 1
 goddamn ninjas peeling onions
  • + 2
 Damn, what a legacy.
  • + 1
 Rad stoked to see something amazing being made in his name sake!
  • + 1
 #legend what a lovely way of making a legacy for him !
  • + 1
 True fucken legend !

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