Off-road BMX the #EstonianWay

with YouTuber & BMX rider

Billy Perry

Off-road BMX the #EstonianWay

  • Off-road BMX the #EstonianWay   Source: Alari Teede, Visit Estonia

Source: Alari Teede, Visit Estonia

Source: Alari Teede, Visit Estonia

Together with friends and fellow BMX riders Austin Augie and Anthony Panza, Billy conquered one of Estonia’s most mysterious places: Rummu prison and quarry. Inmates from the nearby prison mined limestone at the site until the 1990s, when the quarry was abandoned and flooded. Billy exchanged his usual BMX bike for a fat bike. Its thick, off-road tyres lent themselves well to exploring the crumbling, graffiti-covered complex. Unlike his signature wheels, Billy discovered the fat bike was, “easy to ride on snow”, but, “not easy to do tricks on”.

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Day one

On his first day, Billy learned to make the Estonian cheesecake known as ‘kohuke’ at a dairy farm, went to a smoke sauna and plunged into a frozen lake.

Tallinn Old Town

Estonian Dairy Museum

Toosikannu Holiday Centre

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Day two

One highlight for Billy was the ATV tour through the snowy forest of Jõeküla, which he thought “looked like a scene out of a movie”. The day continued at Rummu prison and quarry with BMX riding the Estonian way — freestyle on fat bikes.

Toosikannu ATV tours

Rummu quarry fatbike hike

About Billy Perry

Billy Perry is a professional BMX rider from Long Island, New York. When he’s not pulling off two-wheeled stunts in the Big Apple, he’s managing his clothing line “Follow The Leader”, making YouTube videos and travelling the world with his girlfriend. It was Billy’s third time coming to Estonia to compete in the world-class Simple Session BMX and skateboarding competition, but this time he showed up early to go try some uniquely Estonian experiences.

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