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!

Operativ snapback hats and streetwear clothing

We’re so amped to see the Operativ Third Eye snapbacks and 3RD 3Y3 shirt featured in the May/June issue of Ride BMX Magazine. Check out the Operativ shop for additional styles and colorways of our line, and be sure to pick up a copy of the new Ride.

David Grant and the BSD crew cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway through Southern California on 10 day road trip, tearing up plenty of spots along the way. Filmed and edited by Tony Malouf.

Brad Simms and Alex Magallan DIG BMX magazine

In addition to Brad landing the cover, Simms and Alex Magallan scored a few dialed Lost for Words spreads in DIG BMX mag, issue 99. Brad with a roof 540 shot in Helsinki, and Alex with an over door/railing wallride shot in his hometown, Nashville.

Brad Simms DIG BMX Magzine issue 99 cover

Simms can’t be stopped! After dropping his video part last week, he just scored the cover of the latest DIG Bmx Magazine, issue 99. Pick up a copy and check out his Lost for Words feature story. Congrats Brad!

Brad Simms drops another simply EPIC video today, with filmer/editor Sebastien Prot behind the lens. Brad absolutely destroys the streets of Paris with this perfect mix of tech, lines, and classic Simms hammers.

Brad Simms is a unique BMX pro rider: He left home 7 years ago & since then has traveled by himself, only with his BMX, in more than a hundred countries. He was recently in Paris for a month filming a new video part with Sebastien Prot, that will be online very soon. Hadrien Picard followed them for a couple of days to shoot photos for the next issues of Soul & Freedom Magazine. On the last day he took his video camera & asked Brad some questions about his unique way of life.