UPDATE: Originally we had the locations as “Libson, CT,” when in fact it’s “Lisbon, CT.” Make sure you get it right or your GPS won’t find the location!
Attending Wheelabrator has become somewhat of a rite of passage among southern New England skaters having been going down twice a year for a while now. The emphasis with the event is that it’s not a contest, nor a nontest, but simply a gathering of skaters for a dope day on varied terrain.
This fall’s Wheelabrator will be going down just before Halloween, on October 27th. It’ll start at 10:30 AM and go until no one’s down to skate anymore, which usually lasts well into the afternoon. Costumes are being highly encouraged, as well as helmets.
It’s a pretty cool spot that features a narrow and fast bike path with some killer turns that are super sketchy and terribly fun in packs, a straight downhill run for people to practice pack runs, and a straightforward slide hill; it has something for almost every rider at almost every skill level. The other dopest part: with the exception of other skaters coming to the event, there’s virtually no traffic.
Plug “Wheelabrator Industries” in Lisbon, CT into your GPS and you’ll clearly see where to go and where to park once you get to the hills.
Check out the official event description:
You’ve been asking for it and now its time for another awesome session! For anyone unfamiliar wheelabrator is NOT a competition, its just a stoke filled session at one great spot that has it all! There are 3 hill to be skated all right next to each other.
A 8/10ths of a mile mellow DH run that is fairly straight and is a blast for huge pack runs.
A shorter narrow bikepath tech DH run that winds through the woods and although it doesn’t get that fast, the corners can get hairy at full speed on such a narrow run
A straight forward freeridee hill that makes a mellow S turn
All of these runs have virtually no traffic!
This is a great event for all ability levels, even if you’re just getting into skating Wheelabrator is a guaranteed good time! Costumes are encouraged!!!
Here’s a video from this past spring’s Wheelabrator: