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. It’s going down again this Sunday, April 13th so read on and get ready for one of the most stoke-filled nontests (non-contest) of the season!
All levels of skating experience are encouraged to attend this event and no one should feel intimidated, the sole purpose of this event is to have #FUN.
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:
“The most fun longboard gathering in the area is going down again this spring at the same place as always!
Wheelabrator event is a gathering of like minded souls for the purpose of skating and having fun. There are 3 distinct hills:
The main hill which is a 30-35mph (max) 2 lane fairly straight forward hill, it’s a good place to practice your tuck, it’s 8/10th of a mile long and rewards a good tuck, it’s also fun to draftrain, get cozy and get silly. Then there is the slide hill which has a right and a left turn. Wide enough to slide softwheel or tech
The Bikepath is always the crowd favorite and is a narrow path 1/3rd of a mile winding through the trees you can make 30mph on it though the last 2 turns which can get pretty interesting in a tight pack on a narrow path.
Some really good sessions have happened at wheelabrator and as a location it deals with crowds very well which isn’t always true of skate spots. Runs will be taken, slides will be made and everyone is guaranteed a great time.”
What better way to start off the skate season then a stoke filled event like Wheelabrator?
Check out some of these video links from previous Wheelabrator events: