A lot of times it comes down to the same people caring about the scene. In Italy they've got a crew with a BMX passion called NoSoccer (Alessandro Civera, Frederico, Angelo). Their latest project is getting an indoor place to ride for the winter. Easier said than done but the place is ready and for 5 Euros per session you can ride till the end of February 2013. Beats the cold, the rain and the snow.
We should all push BMX to grow in 2013. Create spots, organise
Vans and Jack’s Surfboards today began construction of a 30,000 square foot Off the Wall Skatepark and Garage Skate Shop with a “ground breaking” ceremony in Huntington Beach. The park complex, expected to open in early spring, will be free to the public and features two lighted skate areas catering to both bowl and street skating, the Garage Skate Shop combined with a skate park pro shop and snack bar, landscaped seating areas, restrooms and drinking fountains. Vans is making a long-term, multi-million dollar investment in the
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH - 11:00 AM CORNER OF GOTHARD STREET AND CENTER AVE HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647. Vans and Jack's Garage cordially invite you to the Vans "Off the Wall" Skatepark Ground Breaking Ceremony. Vans and Jack's Garage look forward to thanking the City of Huntington Beach and cementing our commitment to skateboarding with this brand new community skatepark and Jack's Garage shop.
Expected speakers include representatives from Vans, Jack's
This year, more precise in July was one month in Europe at the invitation of my friend Simon Hall. He called me to spend time with him and work on his next project with bmxrace where he's clinics and workshop on bmx. There are now 5 more BMX race tracks in london thanks to Simon design, did bmx clinics and workshops in schools in London and bmx tracks. The project was so successful because of the Olympics until Simon
Eurocamp has been around for a year now. Building up a park from scratch is tough, but things are heading in the right direction in Tossa de Mar, especially now that the Vans rebeljam is coming up. It's like building a new trails spot. It might now be done in a few weeks, but it can only get bigger and better if you put the work in. At Eurocamp there's not just trails to ride, but a pump track, spine, park course and some smaller street stuff as well. It can only grow from here, and it will. It's paradise already so check out the pics to get a better idea of the place:
The last couple of weeks we've spent on the road and haven't had one drop of rain yet. It's very unique in Europe. I know this doesn't happen often in Holland, and certainly not in the UK. That's why opening up your own indoor place to ride is a big thing. The 4Down crew, in cooperation with etnies, now have their own indoor place so evening and winter sessions can go on without any hassles from security guards, or that stupid wet stuff.
It's tough to complain about the heat when you've been cussing about the shitty weather a few weeks earlier. But towards the evening it cooled off enough to get a session in with the visiting pros at Eurocamp. Non other than Stefan Lantschner and Ruben Alcantara geared up for some blasting around the park together with Perico and the other riders at Eurocamp. It's always a blast seeing these guys shred around the park at full speed stylin' it up. Do yourself a favour and put a visit to Eurocamp on your calendar.