Epic California Roadtrip for Polish Bike Brothers

Bartek Woliński scores some amazing photos of Dawid and Szymon Godziek's California vacation.

Seeking a break from the winter weather in their native Poland, Dawid and Szymon Godziek headed to sunny California recently to see the sights and get some riding sessions in at a few famous spots.

Along with photographer Bartek Woliński, the crew hit Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Francisco first, before heading to the ramp-riding mecca of Woodward West. Check below for the photos they got on the first part of the trip, and look for part two soon...

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California dreaming
Dawid and Szymon Godziek in a Ford Mustang in LA

California dreaming

Exhausted after a long flight from Poland, Dawid and Szymon checked into the hotel and then rented a Ford Mustang for a look around Los Angeles.

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Flipping mental
The Godziek brothers get the tricks started on the beach in California

Flipping mental

The boys get the tricks started before they even unpack the bikes.

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Boys zone
Dawid and Szymon Godziek's camper van for their Californian road trip

Boys zone

The Mustang was soon swapped for a camper van. The sleeping arrangements in the camper were cramped but it didn't bother the guys.

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Flat spin invert
Dawid and Szymon Godziek ride George and Cam McCaul's step-up in Scotts Valley

Flat spin invert

Dawid and Szymon made their way to Santa Cruz after leaving Los Angeles. Thanks to the help of Ray George and Cam McCaul, the Godzieks had an opportunity to ride their step-up, hidden up in Scotts Valley.

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Dawid spins one
Polish BMX rider Dawid Godziek spins a 360 in Scotts Valley, Calfornia

Dawid spins one

Dawid Godziek spins a 360 can-can seatgrab.

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Szymon's 360 downside whip
Szymon Godziek nails a 360 downside whip in Scotts Valley, California

Szymon's 360 downside whip

Szymon has one of the best 360 downside whips on the whole slopestyle scene - here it is over the step up.

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The sculptor
The Godzieks get to work on the Post Office trails in Aptos, California

The sculptor

After loosening up at Cam’s step-up, the infamous Post Office trails in Aptos beckoned. Dawid gets to work in the golden Cali sunshine.

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Throwin' barspins
The Godzieks throwin' barspins at the Post Office trails in Aptos, California

Throwin' barspins

Built over a decade ago by local riders, the Post Office jumps are located on scrub land opposite the Aptos Post Office. There were six dirt jumps initially on the site but over the years more have been added.

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Dawid's superman at sunset
Polish BMX rider Dawid Godziek does a superman in Aptos, Calfornia

Dawid's superman at sunset

The brothers Godziek tread a well-worn path at the Post Office jumps. Over the years these trails have helped develop the talents of Cam and Tyler McCaul as well as Greg Watts.

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Classic style
Szymon Godziek dumps a 360 at Aptos.

Classic style

Szymon dumps a meaty 360.

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Tuck no-hander
Dawid Godziek stretches out a massive tuck no-hander at Aptos

Tuck no-hander

Dawid stretches out a massive tuck no-hander. Sadly the trails will be levelled some time later this year to make way for a commercial development.

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When all is said and done
Dawid Godziek BMX whip at sunset in Aptos, California

When all is said and done

Dawid whips it as the sun finally sets on Aptos.

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Cali tailwhip
Dawid Godziek BMX tailwhip at a skatepark in Santa Cruz county

Cali tailwhip

Before leaving Santa Cruz county to drive to San Francisco, Syzmon and Dawid got in a quick session at a local skatepark.

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Eurovision
Dawid boosts a clicked eurotable in an Aptos, California, skatepark

Eurovision

Dawid boosts a clicked eurotable in the park.

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Plain sailing
Szymon Godziek rides a table in Aptos, California

Plain sailing

Sometimes a clean and clicked table is all you need.

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Table in the sun

Table in the sun

Szymon pops a table in the park.

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Trailer park boys
The Godzieks Camper Van at night

Trailer park boys

Late nights relaxing in the camper.

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Untamed undergrowth
An overview of the San Francisco skyline

Untamed undergrowth

San Francisco is the 14th most populous city in the United States. In 1906, three quarters of the city was destroyed by a major earthquake and fire but was quickly rebuilt.

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Reflections
Bike riding Godziek brothers from Poland cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Reflections

The Golden Gate bridge is probably the most internationally recognized symbol of San Fransisco. The three-mile-long suspension bridge links the city to Marin County. Opened in 1937, the span of the bridge is 4,200 feet.

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The City by the Bay
Szymon and Dawid Godziek at San Francisco Bay with Alcatraz Island in the distance

The City by the Bay

The boys took the ferry across San Francisco Bay to visit the famous Alcatraz Prison. The legendary Escape from Alcatraz triathlon is regularly held in the waters.

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Visiting hours
Dawid and Szymon visit Alcatraz Prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Visiting hours

Dawid and Szymon did a three hour tour of the Island and the prison. The prison has held the likes of Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud (the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’) since it opened in 1934. During the 29 years of the prison's existence, 14 escape attempts were made.

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Cruising the streets

Cruising the streets

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Sights of San Fran
Street life in San Francisco during Dawid and Szymon Godziek's roadtrip

Sights of San Fran

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Hill Bombing
Dawid and Syzmon Godziek go for a ride on San Francisco's streets

Hill Bombing

The guys relaxed in the evening by cruising some of the city's iconic hilly streets.

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Up on the roof
Dawid and Szymon Godziek in the hills surrounding San Francisco

Up on the roof

After cruising around the city, the whole crew drove to the hills surrounding the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Golden glow
The Godzieks watch the Sunset over San Francisco

Golden glow

Watching the sun go down over San Francisco was one of the highlights of this trip so far.

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On the road to Woodward
Dawid Godziek drives the camper van on to Woodward West

On the road to Woodward

Next stop Woodward West. Check back to redbull.com/bike for the next installment of the Godzieks' epic adventure.

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