Ride and Seek with Corey Martinez
Ride and seek
Earlier this year, Corey Martinez reached out to two fellow BMX pros (Tony Neyer, Garrett Reynolds) about an idea to ride motorcycles from Nashville, Tenn. to the Florida Keys, hitting spots along the way. "I'm bringing my friends on this trip to ride motorcycles, go camping, and just enjoy the open air," said Martinez about the excursion.
Martinez in the lead
Corey Martinez, a seasoned motorcycle rider, had no problems hitting the open road on his bike. Although Neyer and Reynolds were a little less experienced, they picked up on open road motorcycle riding with ease. "It's a good way to get us motorcycles, I don't have one right now," said Tony Neyer prior to the excursion.
"It seems like it's gonna be sick, we're gonna be taking motorcycles from Nashville to the Florida Keys," said Tony Neyer. "It's sweet to be invited on a trip where there's a mission."
Garrett Reynolds and Corey Martinez roll up to a random foundation spot in Asheville, Tenn. "Garrett Reynolds can do whatever he wants. Whatever he puts his mind to, he can do -- he's pretty much a machine. I rarely see him try super hard to pull something," said Martinez.
Off the motorcycles, the riders take a break from BMX riding a schoolyard stop in Atlanta, Ga. "Tony Neyer to me, is this dude that's kinda loud and obnoxious, but funny and fun to be around. He'll make a scene at any moment but if you're involved, you're going to have the best time," said Martinez.
Gap to rail
Corey Martinez, Garrett Reynolds, and Tony Neyer watch as Brian Kachinsky gives a gap to rail a test run in Atlanta, Ga.
Garrett on Corey
"Corey Martinez to me is a really badass street rider that I looked up to growing up," says Garrett Reynolds. "I think he's probably responsible for a lot of the ways kids ride today."
"Garrett is so humble when he rides. I feel like he knows he's better than everyone, but he doesn't display that attitude at all. He basically rides and enjoys riding with everyone, but when it comes time to film, he'll do what he wants and shut the place down," says Corey Martinez on Garrett's skills.
The open road
The 1900-mile motorcycle journey started in Nashville and ended in the most southern point in the United States, in Key West, Fla. Along the way, the crew rode through the Tail of the Dragon in the Carolinas, hit famous riding spots in Atlanta and stopped at the Skatepark of Tampa. The episodes are currently available on Red Bull's YouTube channel.