Ariba! It feels great to have events back on the agenda and the Viva Los Huevos jam at Bikepark Utrecht is one we could not pass up. The Mexican theme was used well with nachos being offered, sombreros being worn by many and a biggest moustache comp happening on Saturday 16 April. If you wanted candy, you had to kill the 'pinata' that was placed up in the air on one of the doubles while the Mexican tubes came out of the speakers all afternoon. Most importantly were the smiles on people's faces as the place had something to ride for everyone. The sun was out and the BBQ was started up just in time. I wouldn't be surprised if 100 riders made it to Utrecht on Saturday. Add to that the support crew looking for a good time and you can only regret if you did not go.
Philip and I actually showed up 15 minutes before the jam started at 14:00hr. It gave us plenty of time to figure out the available jumps and to see where the limit would be that day. The smaller separate pump track section with a giant roll-in and a small 6-pack had those occupied who weren't looking for the bigger stuff. The tarped tables with some rollers were next up followed by the bigger tables on the left of that section. That's actually where it ended for Philip and I but the lines were fun to do. When Dimitris Araouzos, Patrick Harteveld, Arjan Ellens, Desmond Tessemakers, Stan v.d. Ven, Denz, Tom Selbeck, Bart v.d. Broek and a few other BMX dirt shredders joined the MTB crew, the session really kicked off on the bigger section(s). Bikepark Utrecht has tons to offer on a fenced off spot. The availability of power and water helps maintain the spot and if new lines need to be built,
having the right tools and soil right there is a big help. But like all dirt spots, the building and maintenance remains hard work and it takes passionate people to run the place. For them having 100 riders enjoy their hard work sure must feel good.
Nothing more needs to be said really. Enjoy the pics and find Bikepark Utrecht on Facebook to make a plan for your next visit and have fun. Hasta La Vista!