The SF to LA Skate Against Violence Roadskate



We will leave San Francisco City Hall on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. and arrive in Santa Monica on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at about 2:00 P.M.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

  • Skate Against Violence - Arrive in Fresno
    We will be rollin' into Fresno at about 8:00 A.M. Here we will stop to eat and prepare for this day of skating. We will have a press conference at Fresno City Hall and departing ceremony at about 9:00 A.M.
  • Skate Against Violence - Arrive in Bakersfield
    We will be rollin' into Bakersfield at about 9:00 P.M. Here we will stop to prepare for the mountain crossing that lay ahead on our way to Santa Barbara. We will have a press conference at Bakersfield City Hall at about 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

  • Skate Against Violence - Arrive in Santa Barbara
    After a grueling roll through the Santa Barbara Mountains, we should reach Santa Barbara City Hall at about 1:00 P.M. There will be celebrations here as the skaters will stay and prepare for the last leg of the trip to Los Angeles.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

  • Skate Against Violence - Arrive in Santa Monica
    We will leave Santa Barbara at 7:00 A.M. arrive at the Santa Monica Pier at about 2:00 P.M.

Friday, April 18, 2008

  • Skate Against Violence - The Hollywood Friday Night Skate
    Skaters from throughout California and all across the nation will come to the Los Angeles area for the Hollywood "Friday Night Skate". Skaters will gather at Santa Monica Blvd and LaBrea at 7:00 P.M. and skate through the Hollywood area. We will roll through the sights of the Tinsel Town much the same way as we do in San Francisco. The Friday Night Skate is always a media event. This promises to be a very exciting high energy event.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

  • Skate Against Violence - Venice Beach
    Inline skaters from throughout California will converge at the skating area at Venice Beach. There will be performances, speeches and an awards presentation.
Skate Against Violence - Los Angeles, 1997
C.O.R.A. skaters were honored in Oct. 1997 as they skated through Los Angeles, Ca. on our way to Santa Monica in the Skate Against Violence Roadskate from San Francisco to Santa Monica. The Los Angeles Police Dept. gave our group a police motorcycle escort with lights andf sirens blaring to Los Angeles City City Hall where the Mayor and other local dignatairies presented the awards
If you have any questions or would like to participate as a skater or a sponsor, please contact David Miles anytime at 415-752-1967. You can send e-mail to .

Check out the SF to LA Skate Against Violence Roadskate

Jan 19, 2008
Hi Skaters,

AGAINST VIOLENCE SKATE In April, 2008, I am planning to present the Skate Against Violence Roadskate from San Francisco to Santa Monica. This is a 450 mile skate-a-thon that begins at San Francisco's City Hall and ends at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Ca. The event is a rolling anti-violence publicity campaign designed to strongly raise awareness of the positive aspects skating can bring to the lives of youth and adults alike and to give people a fun, healthy alternative they can enjoy.

I am putting together the route, permits, sponsorship and other details as we speak. There has been many skaters that have express an interest in participating. In order to show people what we are going to present, I have put together a video from one of the other SF to LA skate-a-thons we have done in the past.

The video has to be presented in parts. Part 1 is now posted on the C.O.R.A. website at This will give you an idea of what we are going to do.

Keep Rollin',

D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Sk8
Yahoo! Groups: Check out the SF to LA Skate Against Violence Roadskate
SkateLog Forum: San Francisco to Los Angeles - The Skate Against Violence

Skate Against Violence - Part 2

Feb 20, 2008
Hi Skaters,

The second part of the LA Skate Against Violence Roadskate has been posted at

Keep Rollin',

D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Sk8

SAV Party This weekend - The International Skate Against Violence Ca

Apr. 1, 2008
Hi Skaters,

We are just under 2 weeks away from the begriming of our effort to skate from
San Francisco to Santa Monica in the Skate Against Violence Roadskate. I hope
you have all had a chance to read and understand the information posted at

We now have a total of 12 skaters and 4 drivers committed to this effort. The
roadskate has now grown into an international effort to get people out skating
and stopping the violence. We have skaters representing 5 countries with
Michael Garvin from Canada, Ming Lee from Singapore, Chris Bohren of
Switzerland, Xavior Penou from France and the rest of us from USA.

Here is a list of the skaters that are planning to participate
  • Mike Riddle - San Francisco Ming Lee - Singapore
  • Michael Garvin - Canada (His Peport !!)
  • Tom Vick - San Francisco Jack Fong - San Francisco
  • Chris Bohren - Switzerland
  • Robert Motta Jr. - Fresno Robert Wurgaft - San Mateo
  • John McKnight - San Francisco
  • Xavior Penou - France Dennis Cummings - Walnut Creek
  • Robert Rodriguez - San Francisco
We are now reaching the $5,000 level in funds raised to present the Skate Against Violence. Our goal is $8,350. Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area can really help us by coming to the SAV Roller Disco Party this Saturday Night at ISA High School, 655 De Haro St in San Francisco. The entrance to the skating area is located at 19th and Wisconsin. There is a driveway there that goes down to the gym. Come on down and let's have a great time.

If you can't make it to the party, you can show your support by making a small donation towards the SAV Roadskate. Please go to Every little bit helps and your donation will go to a great cause.

Keep Rollin',

D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Sk8
Yahoo! Groups: SAV Party This weekend - The International Skate Against Violence Ca
California Outdoor Rollerskating Association: MEET THE SAV SKATERS

FANTASTIC SUCESS - The Skate Against Violence

Apr. 18, 2008
Hi Skaters,

Well, we made it to Santa Monica. What a fantastic skate-a-thon. This was by far the most successful of all the SAV Roadskates. Everywhere we went there was media coverage, people waving, people taking pictures and support. We made the front page of several newspapers including a great pic and article in the Oakland Tribune and lots or others that I have to retrieve. We are on the front page of the Santa Monica Daily Press today. The skaters really worked together and skated through good roads, bad roads, mountains and coastline to get where we are here in Santa Monica.

There were two causalities, both on Tesla Road on the first day. Michael Garvin from Canada and Rob Motta from Coalinga both took a nasty fall on the hill. There was a monster tail wind combined with the steep, winding road that caused them both to gain so much speed, they could not stop or even slow down for the winding turns. There were no broken bones, but the road rash made them both look like the walking wounded. Rob's injuries were so painful he couldn't continue. He left the group as we got to Fresno. Michale was patched together with the best first aid that RiteAid could provide and was able to continue, although through great pain. By the last day he was back in full stride chasing the bicycles that were riding along the Pacific Coast Hightway.

Ming was notable to make it all the way. He had severe back and knee problems. His skates were older and not designed for the kind of skating were doing on these roads. He left the group at Bakersfield.

Robert Wurgaft had one of his wheels literally melt down at about 35 mph on a downhill mountain run. Red liquid polyeurathane began oozing out after a "pop" during a 5,130 decent in the Santa Barbara Mountains. All was caught on video. That and the pics will be coming.

The event was a great success because of the people that came together to make it successful. We started out in teams, but by the time we were pulling into LA, everyone was skating together as a family. We all learned a lot about ourselves and each other.

I'm going skating now to get today's paper. We'll post the whole story soon.

Keep Rollin',
Hi Skaters,I am about halfway finished editing the footage from the Skate Against Violence. The video is now running about an hour with about 30 minutes to go. I have posted the news coverage from the Bay Area news stations. I have not been able to get the CBS network news feed footage from L.A. If you have Windows Media Player, check out the news from channels 2 (FOX), 7 (ABC) and 11 (NBC)
D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Skating
Yahoo! Groups: FANTASTIC SUCESS - The Skate Against Violence