The Bear

The Bear


So I just saw that NM and AZ both have Stay-At-Home orders expiring this Friday!! If the idiots in "power" don't decide to extend and the travel restrictions are relaxed I am personally going to have my own Off-Schedule-DitchSlap!! Anyone up for driving, flying or walking in to join me?? If you're too scared by the #COVIDCoverUp . . . you can just stay in your car!! 不不
I better not hear ONE SINGLE WHISPER ABOUT CORONA INTERFERING WITH DITCHSLAP!!! We are already in ditches for Christ's sake!!!!
on the registration page... talks about lodging for racers... is this info for peeps that purchase the shuttle passes only?
I was thinking about getting a hot air balloon for "The Bear" event and ascension next year. Whatcha think bout dis one Joe?
Do you guys remember your first run down Indian School Ditch (ISD)? I remember mine like it was..... TODAY!!! Oh, my bad . . . I meant your first run down ISD, IN A FREAKING JEEP!! LMFaO!!! 不不不
When there's nothin on the tube @ 8:30pm on a Friday night in the ABQ . . .
Hell To The Freaking YEA!!! On my flight to my first ever BEAR Slap and could not be more excited!! Who's all coming? Chime in here and let me know!! Hoping to see some familiar faces but also meet loads of new cats!! Bad Religion show tomorrow night at the El Rey if anyone wants to join!!! #GetSlapped
Hey . . . is anyone that is coming into town for The BearSlap down for a lil Bad Religion? Show at the El Rey on Friday and I am holding my ticket already!!!
Did you miss the Liqwood Board Sports BoarderCross final today? Never fear, here is the nail biter video of the complete race! Sean Stratmeyer took the coveted first place tumbleweed, narrowly edging out Robin McGuirk in a battle that came down to the final turn!! #ditchesaredeadly #DitchSlap #boarderx
Anybody interested in MeowWolf FRIDAY afternoon if it rains out? ....gonna be a trip!! 云 Spotted the Witches nose around 1:47. Wow!
Man, I used to ride that monster ditch on an old Fiberflex almost 40 years ago! There was a story about TA coming here and declaring it unrideable...

Albuquerque's original Skateboard spot and home of the world's largest banked slalom course. Skateboarders have been riding and racing here since 1976.

It's easy to practice social distancing once you're in a ditch. It's the school bus shuttles that are the issue! This week we will all be wishing we were here, with fingers crossed for October

It just means more time to train!

Due to a number of messages and a few comments, Ditch Slap will be moved to Sept. 29th-Oct. 2nd. This will allow our Maryhill friends to also attend the event, and will also have better availability for busses! Plus, Balloon Fiesta will start the day after! We understand that lodging will be tight, but some locals will always be willing to take people in! Thanks for understanding everyone!

[04/07/20]   Considering Maryhill's only date, Ditch Slap has been moved again to Sept. 29th-Oct.2nd to be combined with Balloon Fiesta!

What are you doing Sept. 1-4? Oh right, You're going to Ditch Slap!! New dates, and registration is open! We're hyped that so many of you carried your registration over. We couldn't do this event with out you! We love you all and will see you in September! #getonthebus #DitchSlap #ditchesaredeadly
: @stormstooper

[03/30/20]   Ditch Slap has been rescheduled for September 1st-4th!

[03/24/20]   Ditch Slap is postponed until early September. If you need a refund email us, otherwise your entry fee will hold your spot.

[03/19/20]   Announcement! In the event that we are forced to postpone Ditch Slap until September, refunds will be available. That decision has NOT yet been made, will be waiting to see how the next week unfolds so stay tuned. If you already know that you need a refund please send an e-mail and we will PayPal it back to you. Though we always say that Ditches are Deadly, they are probably one of the safer places to gather a bunch of Outlaws!

We're only 50 days away from #DitchSlap and @blacklabslide has begun their 50 days of ditch slap! Be sure to give them a follow for some extra slap media! Keep up checking in on this page, we will be posting updates as we get them. Keep your fingers crossed that the restriction on group activities is lifted!

Reposted from @blacklabslide Only 50 days til DITCH SLAP!! Just ask @a_d_smooth how stoked he is to journey 2000 miles every year!! This is the skate event of a lifetime! @time2luge

#50daysofditchslap #getonthebus #ditchesaredeadly

Gotta love the top of Layton! Ditch slap is less than 2 months away, are you ready?!

Paris Truck Co. will once again be our Breakfast Burrito sponsor for both free ride mornings! There's no better way to sit through those boring riders meetings than with a free warm hand held burrito. Yes, we will have some vegetarian options!

Throwback to the last time that Maxwell Storey Dubler came to Ditch Slap. David James Angelus about to get slapped and Jon Huey snapping a second angle. Registration is more than 1/2 full so sign up soon if you want to have YOUR slap immortalized by a famous photographer!

Happy Leap Day! Register for slap and take a leap into Oasis ditch like @jimmywesterson !!
: @deadbear13
#getonthebus #ditchesaredeadly #leapday

Does this angle of Thread the Noodle make it look any more inviting, or less?

A bird's-eye view of @freducation_ at a pretty unique spot here in ABQ.
Don't forget to sign up to get your chance to explore a big chunk of our ditches!
#getonthebus #ditchesaredeadly
: @deadbear13

One of our favorite shots, from one of our favorite spots. @garrymediocre catches #philginn flying into the bravo bowl. Should we revisit this oldie but goodie?
What spots would you like to revisit this year at #ditchslap?!
Registration is still live via the link in our bio!
#getonthebus #ditchesaredeadly

La Cueva ditch offers a bit of everything, and usually some water.

@bandiesel taking the most epic of slams! Hell of a shot by @maxdubler for @downgrademagazine .
What's the worst slap you've taken? We'd love to see them! Tag us, use #igotditchslapped
Don't forget to register for Slap at!
#getonthebus #dublerphoto

Here's another angle of someone actually threading the Noodle! Photo: Maxwell Storey Dubler

@maxdubler is joining us this year at #ditchslap in conjunction with the relaunch of @downgrademagazine ! Help support them and their 2020 photo annual at
Here's a rad photo of @zak_maytum ripping Ventura, shot by the man himself!

Aurora Borealis Observatory

You know they are all heading to the ditches of Albuquerque!

The march of the tumbleweed 梗

Jason Winters/Live Storm Chasers

Nothing beats this feeling right here! The closest thing is getting your confirmation after registering at, and knowing that you're coming back!!
@bigwavedave973 shows how it's done!

Downgrade Calendar

If you are wondering what other events are happening in 2020, our media partner Downgrade has them all listed right here! 2020 Events Event,Weekend,Month,Dates,Location,Race Component,Entry Fee,Sign Up,Riders List,Official Coverage,Community Coverage,Volunteer Plan,Volunteer Sign-Up,Q & A,Point of Contact,Organizer,Event Page Byrne Creek 4 Speed Freaks Outlaw,1st,January,11,British Columbia,COAST Outlaw Series,Cash...

We're only 3 months out from #ditchslap! Make sure you don't miss out on an epic time! 2 days of racing and 2 days of shuttles, don't forget that you can pick which days you want to do!
Rider: @scott_superstoked_oz
: @deadbear13

Looks like this years event will be known as the Ditch Slap Olympics. Get ready to take on some of the most famous skateboard challenges from the last 14 years. Go for the GOLD!

We are excited to announce that this year's Ditch Slap Skate Dignitary will be world-renowned skate photographer Maxwell Storey Dubler! Our media partner will be Downgrade (Max is their Photo Editor) which is gearing up for their re-launch as a centralized space for downhill-specific coverage and conversation. You can support them and their 2020 Photo Annual at

This is our favorite part of slap! Make sure you #getonthebus and don't miss out! Dates are May 5-8. Registration is live at! Link in bio.#ditchesaredeadly

Any time the ditches are dry there are usually people riding them alone, or in packs or just sessioning a single parking block...all year round! If you would like to "Get on the Bus" with 70 of your safest friends you'll want to register soon at Photo: Kenny Mollica

How the Witch's Nose got it's name is self explanatory, but the many ways to carve it, drop it, or crash and burn are endless...Photo: Dean Leavens

Loaded Boards

Thanks Loaded! We hope to see some of your ambassadors at this years Ditch Slap.

Down in Albuquerque, perfect skate spots go on for miles and miles...

When civil engineering works out in your favor, you get places like Albuquerque, NM. With the tangled network of ditches, it almost feels like the city architects were actually skaters with ulterior motives.

Check out Camilo C矇spedes, Chris Cade, Hutton Richardson, and Perry Finley doing as the locals do on their Loaded Overlands!

Indian School Outlaw 2006

Found a very old clip of Ryan Armendariz from the 2006 Indian School Outlaw Race. This was the year before Ditch Slap started and was an inspiration to have more events, races and free rides!

The dates are here! #DitchSlap 2020 will be May 5-8! Don't miss out! Registration is live at! (Link in bio) make sure you #getonthebus!

Register here for this years' Races and Shuttles or for all 4 days of non stop fun in ABQ!

If you have not received the email explaining things, and letting you know where to meet for check ins, send us a dm! Also if you are coming in early and need a ride from the airport, or just a good sesh... Let us know as well!
Rider: @brandontissen
: @joshtafari1930
#getonthebus #payattentionatridersmeetings #DitchSlap #ditchesaredeadly

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