News & Events

Who wants to come skate (or watch) a mini halfpipe in the middle of the street, while eating and drinking amazing food and beers?! Yeah, I’m in too!

Come Join Pardon My Thrashing, Solemn Oath Brewery & Bangers And Lace for our Cinco De Mayo Street Fest. The fest is free! Cream City Skate Park will have their mini ramp on a trailer for anyone to skate. PMT will host a fun competition. There will be other vendors there as well. Come see the PMT merch tent! We will have deals on all of our merch. Prosper Skate Shop, Fargo Skateboarding & Skateboard Afterlife merch will also be at our booth. Come eat, drink, skate and hang with us on May 5th 2019. Bangers And Lace is located at 1670 W. Division St. Chicago, IL. 60622.

Pardon My Thrashing: Skate Videos & DJ Night

Come join Pardon My Thrashing, Friday March 29th for an evening of skate videos (If you have skated with the PMT crew you are probably in some of the videos!) and jammin’ tunes. There will be product raffles and deals at the PMT merch booth!

Where: Reed’s Local, 3017 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL. When: Friday March 29th, from 7pm to 11pm.

Chicago 2019 Auto Show At McCormick Place

Chicago Auto Show logo for 2019
The Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s largest auto show in both size and attendance!

Official Chicago Auto Show Website: HERE

Trip Tips

You can take the CTA Greenline to the show! Get off at the 22nd Street / McCormick stop. Wanna walk from the El but get out of the cold? Walk East to the Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place (123 E Cermak Rd Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60616). It’s on the South side of the street just pass Michigan Ave. Walk in to the lobby and go to the elevators to the right of the front desk. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Walk east toward McCormick Place in the warm comfort of the Sky Bridge. Plenty of bathrooms along the way too!

Wanna get in a new Ford vehicle and hit the streets? Go to the lower level (Take the escalator that is by the Lexus booth. Once downstairs sign up at the Ford tent. You can’t miss it. Ford has the new Ranger, Explorer, Edge ST and F150 down there. A Ford staffer will drive you on the streets of Chicago and tell you about the vehicle along the way. After you get your test drive stop back at the booth as they are handing out $5 Starbucks gift cards.

Want to get a beer but that line is so long you say forget it? Go over by the Jeep track. All the way to the back. Goose Island (local Chicago beer) has a Chicago El train car repurposed in to a bar! They move nice and quick so you won’t waste time in line. Grab a Goose Island and go watch the Jeeps go by on the test track.

McCormick Place Map:

Snowflake Special: Chicago’s Holiday El Train

This excursion is a fundraiser to support preservation and restoration of IRM’s rapid transit collection.

Do you and your family enjoy riding CTA’s Holiday Train, but not the crowds or the standing-room-only experience? The members of the Illinois Railway Museum invite you to join them as they tour CTA’s rapid transit system. Each ticketed rider will have a seat for the entire trip. Each trip is planned to travel to the City’s North, South, and West Sides, as well as downtown, with different lines to be covered on the two trips.

I did this a couple of years ago and it was awesome. I ride the El often to get around Chicago. There’s so many times where I wanted to get a pic or record some video on my commute but the train was too full and I couldn’t get the shot. This is is like an all day opportunity for picture taking and recording! It’s also kind of nice to sit back and relax and not have to have my ‘street senses” turned up to 11 while on the train. 

There are two separate trips or you can get a deal and really go for a full day and do both. Tour kicks off and finishes up at Harlem & Lake. Easy parking there too. 

This is a family friendly event but maybe not for anyone too young. Let’s put it this way. There’s no bathroom on the train (Insert Redline at 2am remark here!) but there are designated bathroom stops. Also, there will be a lot video bloggers there too. You are going to be the least popular people on the train if you have a bunch of screaming kids running up and down the aisles while people are trying to document the ride and event. Just sayin’! 

For more info and to purchase tickets here is the link to IRM’s website: 
Illinois Railway Museum Website Link

Event: Deck The Halls 3

Solemn Oath Brewery & Pardon My Thrashing Bring You The Third Annual “Deck The Halls Event”

What is “Deck The Halls”? Deck The Halls is our annual event in partnership with Solemn Oath Brewery. In its third year, Deck The Halls has bee come a event that many look forward to. Each Year it is completely different. For 2018 we will be at the Charleston Bar. Solemn Oath will be pouring beers and PMT will be “tapping” into our own talent pool with the music. Also playing will be the Ignoroids. Be sure to sign up for the raffle too. DJ Kurt Nirvonnegut will be spinning tunes while the skate videos play. The Pardon My Thrashing mobile skate shop will be there too for end of the year deals on skateboards and soft goods.   

Thursday 11-29-2018 – Come stand up for Grant Park Skate Park and enjoy a FREE award winning documentary.

We are having trouble with some NIMBYs (not in my backyard) who keep complaining about the skatepark in Grant Park, so we are takinga positive approach. They are pressing Chicago Alderman, Police, and the Park District to get rid of the skatepark. It’s crazy! Thesepeople have the right people listening to them, because they vote and simply do not like the diverse demographic that the skatepark supports. They have alreadyreduced park hours from 11 pm to 9pm and installed security cameras. This is areal threat to skateparks in Chicagoland.

We want to fill the theater which seats 100 people. We want a strong showing to show the NIMBYs and people against outdoor activity, and the skate park in Grant Park that we have the numbers. This is really important and we need to show the Chicago Park District as well.

The key word, here, is attendance! Please come to the theater!
Video Trailer (You Tube): HERE

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Lazy Sunday, Cyber Monday – Pardon My Thrashing is having a sale!

Have we got the deals for you! Decks, hoodies, shirts…deals, deals, deals! Free shipping over $45.00. All decks get free Jessie grip! Do we know you and you live or work somewhat close to Logan Square?…We’ll meet up or drop off to you!!! PARDON MY THRASHING DOT COM. We take all major credit cards and PayPal! @pardonmythrashing #pardonmythrashing #skateboarding #chicago #chicagoskateboarding #blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday #lazysunday #cybermonday #letsgoforaskate

October 24th 2018