VASHON, WASHINGTON (October 18, 2002) — If you live anywhere around the Great Lakes region of the Midwest, now’s your chance to meet a few of Ride’s top pros as they meet and greet their way through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan beginning October 21st through October 26th.

On October 21st Ride’s very own J.J. Thomas, Erik Leines, and Pat A will be appearing at Jillian’s (Mall of America) in Minneapolis, MN from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. with bowling shoes on! They’ll be throwing out high fives, autographs, Ride gear, videos, and hopefully strikes down the bowling lanes when all is said and done.

Next on the agenda is Washington Square in Wausau, WI at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 23rd. Come hang with these guys in the urban sprawl of downtown as they sign posters, give away goods, and have an all-around good time to possibly the beats of DJ Pat A.

The following day on October 24th you can find J.J. and Erik at Club Three in Milwaukee, WI at 8:00 p.m. where DJ Pat A. will definitely be spinning as they chill, sign whatever you want them to, throw out more gear and videos, and maybe even get their groove on.

And finally on Saturday, October 26th J.J., Erik, and Pat A. will be at Sunrise Sports in Flint, MI from noon to 3:00 p.m. to sign posters during the sale.

There you have it — four chances to meet the 2002 X-Games Gold and Olympic Bronze halfpipe medalist J.J. Thomas, Erik Leines who took 2nd at the 2002 Redbull Huckfest, and the notorious DJ Pat A who’s been with Ride since anyone can remember. So don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity before the 02/03 Season gets rockin’.