I’m very fortunate to work with the best people. Sundown photo in front of @TenderTrapBK with one of our main Bar Tenders Nicky Boy and his Dog Louisiana. Nicky always inspires me to have love for your surrounding environment by doing the proper preparation before you work.
Thank you Nicky for all of the Love that you put into the Trap, it is much appreciated and wouldn’t be the same without you.
Grueling first day back in the office. Just finished a photo shoot for our newly designed T-Shirts. You can grab some next time you’re in Brooklyn @tendertrapbk. #tendertrap #tendertrapbk (at Tender Trap)
This weekend I had a very inspiring and beautiful time taking in mother nature and exploring the Pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory. Each one of these structures houses different climate controlled Biome that features unique lush vegetation from around world. I found myself sitting for hours in each of the environments enjoying in the positive energy of life and feeling inspired to write in my journal.
Thank you to Cheryl and the entire staff for your generous hospitality. A must attend for anyone visiting or living in Edmonton, Canada.
(at Muttart Conservatory)
These shorts belonged to my Grandfather on my mothers side and the Shirt to my Grandfather on my fathers side. When they both passed many years ago I inherited a lot of their clothing. Thank you for the threads and laying a solid foundation to my style.
This weekend was PURE NO BULLSHIT BMX! The level of Riding was absolutely MADDENING at the #BATTLEOFHASTINGS This contest was BMX in it’s finest, most exciting and most fun hour.
Everyone knew you knew they were apart of something special while it was happening. The style of riders, the judges, the staff, the venue, the organizers and most of all THE REAL BMX FANS THAT ARE ACTUALLY RIDERS THEMSELVES.
As @vanderverhoman said between crashes on one of the biggest alley-oop no-foot can-can foot plant wall transfers from bowl to bowl… “This is BMX the way it’s supposed to feel!” Apparently it felt so good he didn’t get on his plane and stayed in Hastings. Party on VAN, you made us all proud this weekend on and off the bike.
#BMX #BattleofHastings #VanHoman #battleofhastings #sourcebmx @darrylnau @andyzeiss @dan_lacey @tommydugan @garybyoung video by @FrankLukasBMX (at SourceBMX Shop)
I Had the time of my life this weekend in England on the microphone getting the crowd worked up in to a MENTAL frenzy with my German brother @andyzeis!
Andy is one of my favorite. He organizes some of the most fun Bmxmost fun BMX Jams @vansrebeljam while treating people with care and respect. At any event no matter how many tasks need to be done or how much pressure a normal human would feel, Andy has time for every rider, every fan request and most of all makes them feel special. It was an honor going to war together at #BattleOfHastings Thank you Andy for all of the good times and adventures, can’t wait til our next one!
#BMX #DarrylNau #AndyZeis @sourceBMX He’s very inspiring. #BMX #AndyZeis #DarrylNau #BattleOfHastings pic by @mattylambert (at SourceBMX Shop)
This is picture is the definition of entrepreneurial VISION. 3 years ago brothers Rich and Marc who are owners of a BMX @SourceBMX were street riding at night on these benches. They saw the defunct run down white building on the boardwalk which houses an underground former bath house from the 1800’s which has sat decrepit on the waterfront in Hastings England for over 20 years and said… “Imagine if we moved our Bike shop here and built a skatepark where the pool is!”
Well with LOTS of hard work and dedication to that vision, they convinced the city to put 1.3 million into refurbishing the defunct space and pulled off their vision! The goal that inspired them through all of the seemingly impossibly times hard work has always been having a BMX contest where riders from all over the world come, ride and celebrate!
Well this past weekend, celebrate we did! I can’t begin to express how proud of them I am, I give you both a standing ovation and thank you for inviting us all to come down and eat the beautiful fruit from the tree that you planted!
Not to mention the appreciation for having my back and selling my clothing line @blackenusa in 2003 when you opened.
Great morning coffee session, talks and walks with my big brother from Austin JOE MOTHER FING RICH! @t1ers
What a Perfect morning catching up with riders, sharing war stories of yesterday’s contest, after party and Hastings history. Finals start in 2 hours. Follow along at SourceBMX.com/BOH.
#joerich #darrylNau @sandmbmx @oakley @oakleybike @tendertrapbk (at Hastings, East Sussex)
I was caught in the wild and jumped on photographer Nathan Jones Bike as he snagged this pic. It’s always nice meeting new people and artists on my travels, You can check out his work and a nice write up about our encounter here (link in bio) http://nathan.photography/2016/09/darryl-nau/
@sandmbmx @gardenoflife @saturdaysnyc @vansbmx66 @vans @oakleybike @oakley @tendertrapbk #shieldbmx #bmx #darrylnau pic by Nathan Jones Photography. (at Hastings Pier)
There is nothing like having a fresh made meal straight from the garden to balance out the jet lag. Thank you @nicosvegankitchen for the great meal, atmosphere and energy.
One of the best parts of traveling is getting to explore new restaurants and the people behind them. Nicos kitchen is a fun pop-up which has experienced a lot of success in a short time and is now moving next week to a new home in Hastings. Highly recommend it and make sure to say to chef Nico! (at Hastings, East Sussex)
This is what dreams are made of! After a quick 30 hours in NYC I Just landed in the UK to host @sourcebmx #battleofhastings BMX contest. If you are any where close I recommend getting here ASAP! 44 of the worlds best riders are going to be riding, hanging out and partying at one of the most unique skateparks in the world. This is such a special event I feel honored to apart of it. I can not stress enough how amazingly unique this park, building and BMX shop are. This building is underground literally on the beach (as in waves practically break on the side of it) 200 years ago it was once a bath house, swimming pool, roller rink and now after a £1.3 million renovation one of the coolest spaces complete with a cafe and full bar!!! Every rider, myself included is blown away by the phenomenal job the Source did making this happen! (at Source Skatepark)
These are two free public bike parks in Denver, Colorado that are funded by the city & maintained by volunteers. Complete with picnic areas, running water & beautiful views of the city. There are no fees, no memberships, everyone is allowed and is governed by a list of reasonable rules that all basedoncommon sense with a main theme being respectful to yourself, others & the park.
To me it’s mind boggling that municipalities all over the US are not able to see how the progressive thinking communities that have encouraged the activities that were once seen as alternative 40 years ago are now thriving and helping boost their economies. Because of this, Austin, Denver, Portland, Minneapolis, Southern California all bid millions of dollars encouraging these actives to have competitions & festivals bc of how positively impact their bottom line and growth.
Growing up in the NYC and Long Island area I found it very discouraging at times working with city officials explaining that these activities and parks are common place around the world. When we do finally get a park constructed the environment they mandate can feel more like a prison with high gates, full body turnstiles, annual memberships, fee based sessions, strict rules & most not allowing bikes… How is that supposed to encourage creativity, happiness and community?
As our trails and jumps in Long Island NY are in jeopardy of being torn down by the town. it’s a shame that they are not able to see that they are an asset. That Progressive cities pay millions of dollars per park to build what our community has put love, sweat and tears into. Instead they want to tear down an asset that would promote tourism, well being and health.
I love my community and the people behind it. I’m not putting down the town or attacking the hard workers who make cites run because they have to follow the out of date laws and points of view but rather I’m going highlight the cities that are leading by example… GREAT JOB DENVER and @the_friends_of_barnum_park I remain optimistic that we can all learn, grow and make things better for future generations.
And I’m off on BMX fueled mini world tour! Well not really a world tour, but I’ll sure be covering a lot of miles in the next week and a half… I’ll be stopping back in NYC between each event to party @tendertrapbk and to work on a brand new top secret project… more exciting news on that later.
Right now I’m really looking forward to hosting the broadcast of Fise and calling the tricks for this one of a kind BMX event in Hastings UK.
I always love meeting new riders around the world so if you’re going to be Colorado, UK or Canada… LETS PARTY!! #DarrylNau #BMX #Fiseworld
BMX Trails, just like a persons life, can take decades to build into something really special. A one of a kind place unlike anywhere on earth, just like the unique people that you hold close to your heart… and in a moment they can both be taken away from you…
Unfortunately nothing in life is guaranteed except that one day we ALL won’t be here… No matter how challenging life can be at times, I try to always ground myself with reminders that we are all just visiting and attempt to see the beauty in every experience we have on the planet… even the shitty ones and bask in the glory of the pleasant feeling ones.
NYC here I come! Thank you Austin for the great times. Here is a cool fly over ariel shot of #circuitoftheamericas F1 track where we had the @Xgames just a few short weeks ago. I’m Really excited to be home in NYC, ride street, catch up with friends and work on exciting new business projects before I head off to the next city. (at John F. Kennedy International Airport)
I had a fun time partying on the high seas with @beardmastergeneral and the @austinfacialhairclub. It was great to hang with all of the beardos in the wild, as this time next year I’m going to be the official host of the 2017 world mustache and beard championships in Austin TX. Thousands of people will be flying in from around the world for the event… If this was a small preview of what’s to come its going to be it one hell of a party event! Whisky power punch powered by @tullamoredew. (at Lake Travis)
ESPN has a photo gallery of the weekend online shot by one of my favorite OG Superdome living BMXers @sandy_carson. @crandallfbm @darrylnau #stevecrandall #darrylnau #bmx #chasebornandraised (at Austin, Texas)
Big props to all of the AM BMX riders who came out this week to our #chasebornandraised contest in Austin TX. This pic is with 12 year old @maxvutang at the VANS BMX contest in Huntington Beach last weekend where he blasted the bowl and then traveled with his family to bring the heat to the streets at House Skatepark in ATX. Max’s dad owns one of the best BMX shops in the world @_epicbmx who also happened to be an authorized @blackenusa dealer back in the day. Give Max a follow as he is the future of BMX not only with riding abilities but importantly of following in his Fathers footsteps of classic old soul BMX riding for the smile on your face. Max I’m Looking forward to riding together on the next adventure, Til then keep ur up! #bmx #maxvu #darrylnau #vandoreninvitational @vansbmx66 @vans @oakleybike (at Austin, Texas)
Great day announcing with @crandallfbm while @lil_boy_blue was Djing with @dan_lacey @chadkerley & @dennisenarson judging. Thank you @chasehawk for putting in a great event for all of the BMX AMs in my second home of Austin. #ChaseBornAndRaised #darrylnau #stevecrandall #adamroye #danlacy #chadkerley #dennisenarson (at House Park)
Really fun day yesterday announcing @chasehawk’s am contest at house skatepark with @crandallfbm. Time to do it again today 🎉 Thank you to @deltvmedia for the photos! #darrylnau #bmx #ChaseBornAndRaised #devonhutchins #houseparkskatepark (at House Park)
Another Off the Wall Weekend! Hotel Handplant and spread eagle upskirt pic by @thescottymezcal. California and Huntington Beach you always know how to party! 🎉. With that I’m off to the next city, here I come ATX! #DarrylNau #BMX #VansUsOpen @vansbmx66 @sandmbmx @oakley @oakleybike @saturdaysNYC @TenderTrapBK (at Huntington Beach, California)
Great day of meetings yesterday at the house that God built, LARRY FLINT PUBLICATIONS. Thank you Larry Flint (@IamLarryFlint) for creating a true American Classic, HUSTLER. Shout out to the big man with an even bigger vision, Evan Roosevelt @ERSVLT. Really great things to come…
#HUSTLER #LarryFlintPublications #LarryFlint @hustlerstores #DarrylNau #EvanRoosevelt (at Larry Flint Publications)
All HAIL THE LORD!! I got to see @davevoelker at a quick pit stop @mikeescamilla #rooftopssecretpoolparty. Mike great work putting a unique event, in a breath taking location, with riders from multiple generations. You can catch a recap on the @ridebmx Facebook page. Def worth checking out… @daveosato nose pic 540 on a jersey barrier!! WTF. #davevoelker #darrylnau #bmx (at The Valley)
I just had a face melting experience on a personalized tour of the @superchiefgallery Gallery Space in LA. I’m so proud to work with hand in hand with Superchief and have their art gallery at our bar @tendertrapbk in Brooklyn. Big ups to @heyheystupid and @lifesuxbillrules for managing galleries on both coasts and for working with some of the most talented artists in the world. Unbelievable show @sarahsitkin, standing ovation! #superchief #superchiefgallery #billdunleavy #darrylnau #sarahsitkin (at Superchief Gallery L.A.)
Just had a great morning training Muay Thai with @tiwest. If you’re in LA and looking for a world class, no bullshit place to train check out @theyardmuaythai. They’ll be happy to kick your ass anytime. Thank you Yard for the hospitality. #darrylnau #tiwest (at The Yard Muay Thai)
Welcome to the winners circle! @chillinlewis, my partner in shield @credence_bikes And especially @matt_cordova his 1st place finish!! Big ups to all of the riders, it’s always a lot of fun calling the action w/ @crandallfbm. Thank you @justinkosman the picture #vandoreninventational #vansusopen #BMX #darrylnau #mattcordova #dylanlewis #clintreynolds @sandmbmx @vansbmx66 @oakleybike (at US Open of Surfing)
WTF!! NO LIFEGUARD NEEDED FOR @larry_edgar AS HE BLASTS OUT OF THE DEEPEND!!! Well deserved 1st place in the high air contest! This is unreal #LarryEdgar #BMX #vansusopen #vandoreninventational @vansbmx66 (at U.S. Surf Open, Huntington Beach Pier)
#DarrylNauOutfitOfTheDay 7.31.16 Huntington Beach, California. Announcing Us Open of Surfing #vansusopen #darrylnau #vandoreninventational #vansusopen #BMX @vansbmx66 @saturdaysnyc @oakleybike @oakley @sandmbmx pic by my brother @chadvonnau (at US Open of Surfing)
BIG UPS TO MY @sandmbmx TEAMMATE @credence_bikes FOR QUALIFYING IN FIRST at the #vandoreninvitational! Thank you @colinmackaybmx for the photos as I’m announcing Clint Reynolds winning runs with @crandallfbm. A well deserved first as you can see how high he was BLASTING out of the bowl! Finals are webcast tomorrow (Sunday) noon PST #vansusopen #bmx #darrylnau #shieldbmx @vansbmx66 (at US Open of Surfing)
#DarrylNauOutfitOfTheDay 7.29.16 Huntington Beach, California. Announcing @vansusopenofsurf #darrylnau #vandoreninventational #vansusopen #BMX @vansbmx66 @saturdaysnyc @oakleybike @sandmbmx by @ridebmx @zachkrejmas (at US Open of Surfing)
Psyched to get the crowd going ape sh!t tomorrow with @treyjonesucks and all BMXers this weekend at the Vans US Open of Surfing! Pic by bad ass rider @colinmackaybmx for @vansbmx66 give them a follow to keep up all the latest. #BMX #DarrylNau #TreyJones #vandoreninvitational (at Huntington Beach, California)
Next week I will be in Austin TX and I am excited to be announcing the @chase_hawk Pro Demo / Am contest at house skatepark on August 5 & 6th. Start making your plans to Be in Austin now as it’s going to be a really fun weekend. All Ams are encouraged to ride and enter the contest, Even if you just started riding. It’s all about riding in a supportive environment with friends and fellow BMXers. I will be on the mic w @crandallfbm cheering you on. Last year was such a good time and we got to see so many new faces enter their first BMX contest. I can’t wait to see how you’ve all progressed since then. #bmx #chasebornandraised #empirebmx #darrylnau #stevecrandall more info in link on @chase_hawk bio. (at House Skatepark)
NYC you were a blast! Thank you for the magical sunsets and to all the great friends I got to connect with while I was home for 48 hours… Now off to the next adventure in Huntington Beach California to announce the US Open Of Surf @vansbmx66 #vandoreninvitational (at Green Point, Brooklyn, NY)
Peace Croatia! You’ve been real… REAL FUN THAT IS! Thank you @dreone73 for the hospitality, boat tour and brotherhood. Thank you @fiseworld for putting on one hell of an event, thank you to all of the Bmx riders and locals that I met who welcomed me with open arms, and to the country of Croatia for sharing your beauty and having us party in ancient castles on the river til the sun came up every morning! #darrylnau #fiseworld #fws2016. Next stop NYC! (at Croatia)
These are bullet holes. In Osiejc Croatia almost every building is covered with them. There are so many in fact that the city can’t repair all of them nor do they try to as They are seen as signs of pride for the city who fought for their lives and freedoms to over come Serbia who was invading from 1988 til the early 90’s. It is very surreal to be in a place where not long ago was such intense violence. It is so hard to imagine because the people here are so beautiful, peaceful and welcoming. I am very happy that there were able defend their land and prosper. (at Osieck)
Bmx contest and partying on the Drava river in Osijec Croatia, YES PLEASE! Fise BMX FINALS START IN 10 min on European television, online on fise.tv and their FB feed. I’ll be hosting the show w @ryanmeyer. Feel free to follow along. I’ll link the FB feed on my FB page when it goes live.
Shout out to my man @joshperrybmx for throwing down this HUGE bunnyhop tailwhip drop in! Also bonus Shout out to his sponsor @gardenofliferaw for keeping us both fueled today. #bmx #fiseworld #fws2106. #joshperry
Thank you to @ucibmxfreestyle and @fatbmx for the great photo. (at Osijek)
Fise World Croatia BMX semi finals are live now around the world. I’ll be calling all the BMX shits with @ryanmeyer on international TV networks, FISE.tv and on Facebook live on the Fise Official page. (I’ll be linking on my personal FB too). Feel free to drop comments on my Fb feed for shout outs.
7.50 Estonian - (6 hours USA) = 1.50 pm NYC. 10.50 Cali
8.10 Estonian - (6 Hours USA)= 2.10 pm NYC. 11.10 Cali
Family, friends and people whom I’ve yet to meet and would like to connect This is my schedule the next 2 weeks. If you’re in any of these areas I’d love to ride bikes, party or connect with you! Feel free to hit up a text or DM.
July 22 - 23 Croatia announcing Fise World Tour
July 24 NYC announcing Shoreham BMX Miracle Jam in honor of Dave Mirra (rip)
July 25 - 27 NYC TENDER TRAP
July 28-Aug 1 Huntington Beach Cali announcing Vans Us Open of surf
Aug 1-4 LA competitive eating w/ @Tiwest & @thecobrasnake
Aug 5 - 6 Austin Tx announcing @chasehawk Born and raised contest
Aug 6 Austin Tx throwing Darryl Nau Presents double headed party! DetailsTBA
Aug 7th Austin TX Boat Cruise w/ Austin Facial Hair Club
August 9th NYC Tender Trap
Lifetime BMX Rider, Event Announcer and Artist Darryl Nau can be found living in NYC when not traveling the world riding his bike as the voice of the largest events in Action Sports including ESPN's X-Games, NBC's Dew Tour, Red Bull Special Events and the Bicycle Film Festival to name a few. In 2013 he was a key member on the Bikes Over Baghdad USO style BMX tour for the US troops which documented by ESPN for both print and video.
Other notable achievements include creator of Seek & Destroy BMX Video (RideBMX Magazine as top videos of all time), founder of BLACKEN (International clothing / lifestyle brand), Event Producer & Party Promoter (Paper Magazine choice for best NYC weekly party) and owner / operator of Tender Trap Bar in NYC which was just voted as one of the best new bars in America by Details, Complex and Time Out NY Magazines.
Have you been looking for that special announcer to spice up your bed room on your wedding day night? Do you feel the urge to have an emcee put "fun" back into your funeral? Have you been searching tirelessly for that handsome host who will teach your daughter how to be a "woman" at her sweet 16... well then look no further because Darryl Nau is just the man you've been searching for.
Darryl will be your guide to help you celebrate all of of life's biggest and most important moments in style. Also available for all your BMX / Action Sports announcing, hosting and party needs. For all inquiries please use contact button on menu.
Bikes Over Baghdad Tour (Us Army Bases Middle East)
Red Bull- Skylines (Paris, France)
Red Bull- Empire of Dirt (London, England)
Rebel Jam (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Rebel Jam (Tossa de Mar, Spain)
Texas Toast '13 (Austin, USA)
Texas Toast '12 (Austin, USA)
Texas Toast '11 (Austin, USA)
Simple Sessions (Tallinn, Estonia)
Summer Sessions (Helsinki, Finland)
Toronto BMX Jam (Toronto, Canada)
Dew Tour '12 City (San Francisco, USA)
Dew Tour '12 Surf (Ocean City, USA)
X-Games 17 (Los Angeles, USA)
Dew Tour Qualifier '11 - (Ocean City USA)
Dew Tour Qualifier '11- (Portland, USA)
Dew Tour Qualifier '11- (Salt Lake City, USA)
Dew Tour Finals '11- (Las Vegas, NV)
Summer Sessions (Helsinki, Finland)
U.S. OPEN of SURFING (Huntington Beach, USA)
Texas Toast (Austin USA)
Burnt Toast Party (Austin USA)
Bicycle Film Festival (NYC, USA)
Grands BMX Street Race (NYC, USA)
Red Bull Most Wanted Event (Austin, USA)
Most Wanted After Party (Austin, USA)
Props Mega Tour 10 Video (Texas, USA)
Props Mega Tour Closing Party (Austin, USA)
Mike Aitken Benefit (New Haven, USA)
FBM Brawlin' at the Belmar (Binghamton, USA)
FBM Big Air (Richmond, USA)
Event / Party Production
Event / Party Production
Event and Party Production
A great party and event is what we live for. The energy of a group of people coming together celebrating dancing and creating is the apex of what it means to be alive!
For over 10 years this passion has fueled our Party and Event Production team under the DARRYL NAU Presents umbrella in NYC, LA, Austin and Miami.
We have produced Movie Premiere Parties (Jackass 2), Album Launches (NIN, Bloc Party) and some of the most over the top themed events (Tampon Tuesday, Tinfoil Madness, 1000 Rolls of TP, Jewish Disco). We have seen half of NYC have sex on the dance floor and hosted more open bars than hotdogs eaten at Nathan’s.
Some past Guests, Dj’s and Performers have included - Spank Rock, Bloc Party, Modest Mouse, The Misshapes, Tommy Sunshine, Steve Aoki, DJ Dirty Fingers, Perry Farrell, Vice Magazine, Fuse TV, TheCobraSnake.com, LastNightsParty.com, Roxy Cottontail, Ursula 1000, Ninja Sonik, Mike Skinner (the streets), Laura Bush (the EX-presidents daughter made page 6 when she went into party monster mode and lost her wallet at Shit Hammered), Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Mat Hoffman, Bam Margera, Arto Saari, Rune Glifberg, Jimmy Levan, Garrett Byrnes, Jack Osborne, Interpol, Michelle Gondry, Julia Styles, Ti, West, As Four Fashion Designers, Michael T, Justine D, Harold Hunter, Maroon 5, Sophia Lamar, Amanda Lepore, Suroosh-Gavin-Shane (founders of Vice Magazine), UFO (Arrested twice), Swoon, Sadu (shit his pants twice), Haculla, Astro Earl, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mint and Serf, Japanther, Federation X, The Mr. Move, Joanna Angel, James Patterson (PressTube.com), Ellen Stagg (thestagparty.com) and thousands of other people who were showing us how to have the time of their life.
Some past events
Tuesday Nights at Happy Ending w/ Spencer Product, Stefan Lockdown (r.i.p.), Darryl Nau and DJ Bastard. An over the top weekly themed party with open bar, porno and the craziest people going mental. Words cannot even describe how out of control this party was when it was in its prime. A staple pick for The Cobra Snake.com, Last Nights Party.com and Paper Magazine - “Party-circuit people know that Tuesday nights begin and end at Happy Ending”, “This party needs one of those theme park signs that say you must be at least this tall to ride and warns women who think they might be pregnant to stay the hell away.”- Paper Magazine.
PEACE OF PIZZA
The first nu rave style party in the states. Neon food explosion themes with resident DJ’s Dirty Finger (BLBC), Kingdom (Club Vortex) and Reverend McFLY (Ninja Sonic). Darryl Nau and Krystyna Printup flew guest DJ’s over from London and some past performers include DJ Niyi, JuiceBoxx & Dre Skull, Neon Music, Bunny Rabbit...
I know that I'm FB friends with a lot of BMX riders who have been inspired by Stephen Murray in more ways than one... that being said, I Just wanted to help spread the word about a gofundme that was set up to assist Stephen in traveling back home to the UK from the United States. If you you happen to have a few bucks to help a fellow BMX rider out, it would go along way and I know Stephen would appreciate it. If not that's okay, maybe just go outside and tear up a few laps in his honor today. Regardless thank you for taking the time to read this and possibly share this with your friends.
- Darryl Nau
p.s. You can also support by check out Steven's inspiring clothing and bike Brand Stay Strong at http://www.stysrg.com