AUSTYN GILLETTE IS ON A JOURNEY TO HONOR DYLAN RIEDER
Dylan Rieder would have been 32 yesterday. Unfortunately, he didn't live to see that happen. Rieder was a beloved skater in his time, but that time was cut short in 2016. His memory lives on in his friends and compatriots, and one of his fellow skaters has taken it upon himself to honor Rieder with a lengthy skateboard trek.
Happy Birthday Dylan. We wanted to do something special for you today, in hopes that in the near future we don’t have to lose people we love to this terrible disease. Your sister and myself will be running/skating to from downtown LA to the coast at 9am for cancer research. 100% donations to go directly to the City of Hope hospital. http://www.dylanriederfountation.org Tee shirts and live marathon available at 9am @former Thank you for all the support Love you Dylan
Austyn Gillette, partnering with his sponsor Former, spent yesterday on a 19-mile skating journey through California. That's a long time to spend on a skateboard. Hell, it's not even a breezy car ride. Gillette's skating trek took him from Downtown LA to Santa Monica State Beach. Now, Los Angeles has some stringent social distancing rules right about now, so we hope Gillette and his cohorts were careful. Still, it was a grand gesture on Gillette's part to honor Rieder. The goal of this was to raise awareness of the Dylan Rieder Foundation, which was founded in the memory of the late skater. We would be remiss not to point you in its direction right now. Kudos to Gillette for taking on this journey. Hopefully, something good comes out of it.