Riot Fest Chicago Map

Chicago’s Riot Fest is next weekend, September 12-14 in Humboldt Park, and we’re ready to go. Check out our online store to see everything that will be availabile at Riot Fest (plus lots of new goods that haven’t even made it on the store yet). If you’re able to make it to one of the best music festivals of the year, come stop by our booth and hang out! Give them a follow to check out what goes down next weekend @Riot_Fest Instagram , @RiotFest Twitter and hit up the @OperativBrand Instagram to see what we’re up to at the event.


Operativ will be set up all weekend at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park on September 12-14. We will have our full apparel line available, and a few surprises just for Riot Fest! This is one of the best line ups we have seen at any music festival … can’t wait to meet everyone and check out this epic line up. We hear rumor that a handful of bands are playing albums live, straight through, like Descendents “Milo Goes to College,” Slayer “Reign in Blood,” Weezer ‘Blue Album,” and a bunch more.

Bobby Simmons and the Cult crew have some killer clips in the new Vans X Cult video, promoting their collab BMX shoes.

Operativ S&S tank top

The new Operativ S&S tank is now available in the online store. It’s slim fit cut is constructed of a soft 50/50 poly cotton blend fabric, printed with soft hand inks, available in a grey on black colorway. Available for shipment worldwide.

“This week’s 10 Trick Tuesday is brought to you from Munich, Germany where Philip Kölsch caught up with Brad Simms on his way back from China. The two headed to Feierwerk Skateplaza, a go-to spot for many local riders and skaters in Munich, and got right down to business. Despite some jet lag, Brad showcased one of the highest bunny hops in the game and also laid down some sick tech lines. Due to bad weather it took them two shoots to knock out all 10 tricks but we think it was definitely worth it.” BMXer Brad Simms Bust Out The Tech Tricks In Munich | 10 Trick Tuesday, Ep. 3

In the Fall of 2013, Philip Kölsch followed globetrotting street-lover Brad Simms on a BMX trip through the Baltic countries. They started in Riga, Latvia, went through Estonia, and ended up in Helsinki, Finland. Along the way they met up with BMXing locals like Ed Zunda, Janis Cunculis, and Kristaps Reimanis as they hit some of the coolest parks and street spots in the region. From the streets of Riga to a secret rooftop in Finland (where you might hit something very unexpected), Brad and his BMX buddies made every day count. BMXing The Baltics With Brad Simms, Ed Zunda, And Friends | On the Spot, Ep. 4

Operativ on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour music festival

We’re so stoked to be on the road with the 2014 Vans Warped Tour music festival this year! Check us out at these Midwest stops: Thursday, July 3: Noblesville, Indiana (Indianapolis)     |    Wednesday, July 16: Cincinnati, Ohio    |    Thursday, July 17: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Cleveland)    |    Friday, July 18: Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit)    |    Saturday, July 19: Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)

Follow us on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for behind the scenes photo and video updates from Warped Tour and Operativ along the road! >> @OPERATIVBRAND << We are dropping tons of new clothing, gear, and giving away a complete BMX bike at each stop. Check out more about the bands, dates, times, and how to get tickets on the Warped Tour site. See you there!