About Riot Rides
Created By Shane Emenheiser
Starting as a street photographer I was looking for a project and once I saw kids doing tricks on Bmx bikes in the streets I knew this was it instantly. I bought a bike and started riding again. Realizing these kids ride just like how I used to at their age it was an immediate connection.
Riding with them and getting to know the community I quickly found that they were being taken advantage of by other adults in the bike business so I set out to create Riot Rides – a community for bikelife riders. This felt to me very much like skating back in the 80’s where everyone hated you and the police chased you away from anywhere you wanted to skate. Same thing is happening to the big BMX riders.