Ride Along

And so Ramon was thrown into the Pit of No Return.

The WeRide app is a must-have for any serious skateboarder

In an era when kids are putting Burt’s Bees on their eyelids to get high (they aren’t) or playing the knockout game in their spare time (again, they aren’t), it seems almost unimaginable that skateboarding used to be portrayed as a great threat to our precious youth.

But just because the media have moved on, it doesn’t mean it’s any easier for a skateboarder to find somewhere to ply his craft.

Enter WeRide, an iOS app that lets users find, create, and share street skate spots around the world.

“We’re all about the progression of skateboarding – giving people the ability to find better spots where they can become better skateboarders,” cocreator Mike Becker told us. “About 60 percent of our users are in the US, but we’re being used in about 65 countries.”

The app was built by 30Something Industries with Alex Corporan, a digital development collective based out of New York.

You can download WeRide for iOS here.

Now go forth (and ride hard).

Nitty Gritty:

1976: Year the ollie was invented

1986: Year the Josh-Brolin-is-a-skateboarder filmThrashin’ was released

1997: Year the US Marines tested using skateboards during combat military exercises