Based on the award-winning documentary, DRIVE goes on the road with Mike Vallely as he explores the people, places, and issues defining skateboarding and youth culture today. DRIVE blends action with information, empowering and inspiring its viewers to be active and compassionate, and to pursue their talents and life dreams.SEASON TWO
EPISODE ONE “BREAKDOWN”
The premiere episode of the second season of DRIVE finds Mike entering his 20th year as a professional skater, only to suffer a serious ankle injury while skating a demo in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Mike visits with his orthopedic surgeon, and undergoes surgery receiving eight screws and a plate to repair his broken ankle. After two months in a cast Mike begins a rigorous physical therapy routine to rehabilitate his ankle and make his way back to skating at the level he did prior to the accident. The episode culminates with Mike skating his first demo since the accident in Freehold, New Jersey before thousands of fans.
EPISODE TWO “FIELD OF DREAMS”
Mike travels to the Cayman Islands to visit the Black Pearl skate park on the island of Grand Cayman. Mike holds a clinic at the park and explores the skate scene on the island skating a backyard mini ramp. The episode culminates with Mike sharing some thoughts with the local kids on how to nurture their skate scene.
EPISODE THREE “SOUTH PART 1 - NEW ORLEANS”
Mike travels throughout the southern United States and visits the city of New Orleans; one year after the city was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Mike meets up with local skateboarder Todd Taylor who takes him on a tour of the city. They skate through the downtown area checking out a few of the skate spots that have been affected and/or created in the aftermath of the hurricane. Todd also takes Mike on a tour of the more heavily damaged areas of the city, including the extensive destruction of the Ninth Ward.
EPISODE FOUR “SOUTH PART II – SMALL TOWNS”
Mike continues his travels through the southern United States visiting a series of small towns along the way. In White Hall, Arkansas Mike meets up with 18-year-old Todd Givens who created his own skate scene by building ramps in his driveway, so local skaters would have a place to ride. In Hammond, Louisiana Mike meets up with skaters Kerry Simpson and Neal Boyd to discuss the impact Louisiana’s first public cement park has had on their skate scene. Finally, Mike stops in Oxford, Mississippi to skate the cities public park with a group of local kids.
EPISODE FIVE “ISRAEL – PART I”
Mike goes on tour with the Element and Accel Wheels skateboard teams to explore the role skate demonstrations play in skateboarding. Offering insight into what being a touring professional is all about, Mike takes his skating from the a local skate shop parking lot to the Mall of America and 15,000 screaming fans.
EPISODE SIX “ISRAEL – PART II”
Mike continues his travels through Israel. In the town of Eilat, Mike and Dallas Rockvam skate a demo and go to skate a cement bank at a local elementary school. In Tel Aviv, Mike talks with local Boaz Aquino about the skate scene there and what its like growing up in Israel. The show closes with an inspired demo at the Tel Aviv skatepark.