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Monday, May 11, 2015

Indiana Inline Presents: The 2015 Indiana Blade Tour

Years and years of blading in Indiana has finally led to this amazing moment.  The 2015 Indiana Blade Tour!  What started as an idea from when Indiana Inline was first conceived was brought back to life by Jake Walker (Legendary Indianapolis blader) and Andy Wegener, the owner of Sunshine Distribution (Razors, Remz, GC, Jug, etc.).

I was pitching sponsorship to Andy for another rendition of the Naptown Blade Tour.  For anyone unfamiliar, the Naptown Blade Tour was a contest we threw in 2013 where we went to four different skateparks in the Indianapolis area in one day.  After Andy saw the email he was incredibly excited to get involved because he thought it was an actual tour.  Even after telling him that it was just an Indianapolis tour, he was still very supportive of sponsoring the contest.  I ended up talking to Jake Walker about the conversation between Andy and I, and everything changed instantly.  Jake feverishly started messaging practically everyone in the state in an attempt to get the tour to happen.  Within minutes it was decided that the tour was happening no matter what, even though I thought there wouldn't be enough time, money, etc.  All of this happened about two weeks ago so it is completely insane how far we have come on the planning and organization of this event.  I want to whole heartedly thank everyone that has been involved in any way with the planning and organization of this event so far and in the future.  I could not and will not accomplish this on my own.  Having said all of this, lets get down to the nitty gritty.

The Indiana Blade Tour will start on Monday July 6th and will conclude on Saturday July 11th in Indianapolis for a Street contest called the Naptown Street Jam (see full schedule below).  The contest is $10 to enter.  Inline Warehouse is offering a $50 gift card for the best trick at the contest and we have TONS of product to give away.  Seriously, TONS.  Additionally, Top Level Society will be giving $100 cold hard cash for the best trick on the actual tour.

The tour will feature some of the best bladers Indiana has to offer including Tim Schmidt, Tanner Tyree, Eric Foust, Tyler Ailes, Christian Macon, Austin Loomis, and many others.  Plain and simply, if you live in Indiana or anywhere close to it, you should make it out to at least one stop on the tour.  We will be hitting all of the best spots and parks in every city we stop at and the more people that can share this experience with us the better!  Since we are posting the full schedule, ANYONE is more than welcome to accompany us for part of or the entire tour (in your own vehicle).  This tour will be huge for our constantly growing skate scene so make sure you are involved in some way.  This is for YOU!

UPDATE: The tour has been funded with over $1,500 raised including money contributed after the campaign ended!!!  A HUGE thank you to everyone that contributed and to all of our amazing sponsors!

On a final note before the schedule below, please check out our Indigogo campaign and contribute towards the cause.  Van rentals are insanely expensive and we are trying to subsidize the cost as much as we can.  Not to mention the cost of renting a skatepark, food, lodging, etc.  We are offering TONS of amazing gifts for contributions so it's a win win.  Please let me know if you have any questions (on the facebook group) and be on the lookout for more updates as we get closer to the start of the tour!
-Seth Andrews (Indiana Inline Founder)

IndieGoGo Campaign - Indiana Blade Tour

Full Tour Schedule:


8:30 pm – 12:00 am
Session The Kitchen

12:00 am - ?
Food and Drink
Crash out


11:00 am – 3:30 pm  (Eric Foust)
Street spots in South Bend

3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Travel to Kokomo skatepark

5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Skate Kokomo (Pipeline)

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Travel to Lafayette

9:30 pm – ?
Food and Drink
Crash Out


11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Street Spots on Purdue Campus & Downtown Lafayette

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Travel to Indianapolis

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chill Session at Major Taylor Skate Park

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Head to dinner with the people in attendance

11:00 pm – ?
Food and Drink
Crash out


11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Skate Indianapolis street spots

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Travel to Columbus

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Street spots in Columbus

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Head to dinner with the people in attendance

11:00 pm – ?
Food and Drink
Crash out


11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Skate Columbus Park

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Travel to Bloomington

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Session Bloomington Skate Park & Street Spots on I.U. Campus

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grab food
Drive back to Indy
Crash out to be ready for Contest on 11th.

Saturday, JULY 11th

Naptown Street Jam
Meeting Spot - Major Taylor Skatepark
3649 ColdSprings Rd. Indianapolis, IN

$10 to enter

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration and Warm-up

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

6:00 pm – ?
After Party TBA