MISUNDERSTOOD since 1989, Desmond Rhodes from Queens, NY is working his way up to be the top BMX rider in the country. His story of a “hard knock life” within the inner cities of NY is set to inspire anyone with a passion to follow their dreams. Desmond used bike riding as a way to flee from trouble; for him this was never considered to be a sport, but rather, a way of life. “My bike riding life is like a movie,” says Desmond as he explains why he is misunderstood. Desmond one day hopes to aid the youth by helping them excel in their choice of activity, whether it is bike riding, skateboarding, or a passion for music; he hopes to serve as a figure of motivation.
Entree Lifestyle represents the livelihood of the misfits; Desmond “Blackman” Rhodes uses BMX riding as an outlet to release creative energy that is not meant for everyone to understand.
Shot + edited by Chris Cofer