Building a community on a sustainable & maintainable platform–of trash.
Gnarrboro is an annual community event held on Memorial Day Weekend in Carrboro, North Carolina. I am the co-inventor, designer, and unnofficial ”construction foreman“ of the primary attraction— an open invitation to ride BMX ramps, built from discarded objects and materials on their way to a landfill.
The first jam was a true experiment, born out of boredom, and built out of trash. We salvaged pallets and scrap wood from local dumpsters, cut, shifted and stacked until things felt solid. Local artists & riders finished the job with paint & bike ballet.