Mike Kosciesza and Arthur Swidzinski are two 20-year-old college students from the Chicago suburbs. This summer they will be filming a feature length documentary called SHRED AMERICA. Arthur and Mike, along with a two-person camera crew, will skateboard over 850+ miles from Chicago to New York City and document their epic skateboarding adventure. A portion of the movie’s proceeds will be donated to a Chicago-based charity.

The journey begins on June 2nd. Mike and Arthur will depart from downtown Chicago early that morning at Grant Park and skate along the lakeshore bike path toward Indiana (peep their entire travel route below). With almost a year of planning and preparation under their belt, the journey is finally about to begin. Their goal is to make it to NYC within a month’s time, and the Zoo Crew wishes them the best of luck on their mission to SHRED AMERICA. We look forward to seeing you guys in NYC soon!

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