A new location, new summer date, a new line up of sports and brand new parks to get excited about. As with every FISE World Series stop Hurricane Parks have designed the parks especially for this event. This means there is fresh challenge for the athletes at every stop and an opportunity for them to test themselves on different set ups throughout the season. Next to the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup also round 3 of the UCI BMX Flatland World Cup will take place in Edmonton, Canada.
This is where the riders will be competing in the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup.
Last years winner, Team Ryan brings you a throwback look at what it was like filming in the earlier days of BMX. Watch as Paul Ryan, Ben Lewis, Jordon Godwin and camper Blake Rankin get some amazing clips around Woodward Camp. Caluam Earnshaw captures everything in this fun video.
For the first video from the Mongoose Jam 2018 we bring you Team Ducarroz, featuring Nikita Ducarroz, Gary Young, Brad Simms, and camper Kohl Voelker. Watch to see as they throw down some serious moves all over Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania! Each rider gives you their own perspective of this amazing place.
The Flame Trails took some beating this winter so it was time for the spot to get some love. The annual Jam was set early this year (24 March) but that would mean the trails would be back up and running early also. Help finally came in on Saturday morning when Frits, Tobias and Philip also grabbed a shovel and lent a helping hand putting up the tents, flags and Frits' Sound system. The sun came out, we had tunes going and started off the day removing "de zut". Trail diggers know exactly what that is. For those who are not in the know, it's the shit that moves down to the bottom of the jumps and needs to be removed. When removed, you're back to the dry good soil. This is a necessity. If you skip on this process, you will have to deal with De Zut for a long time as it never packs. But removing de zut is a big process. Down the bottom of the starting hill close to 10 cm of zut needed to be removed. Once removed it creates a lower track so in case it rains, the water will stay there. Not ideal either but at least it was possible to ride wherever de zut was removed.
When building trails in The Netherlands you also need to have a plan for the water to go to. Trenches, holes, ditches, draining systems, you can't have enough of it. But for the jam the priority was to get around. The dirt was soggy so it was nice to work with. But when the soil drags the energy and speed out of you, riding isn't the best. Turns were re-shaped, jumps were put back in shape and the riders present gave their everything to clear the gaps and do a few laps. With Jari Roggeveen, Sem Kok and Niels van Maren we had a few riders who could actually do some tricks.
Full Factory opened their recently updated ramps to the public this past weekend for their annual March Madness jam. Pros from Full Factory brands Odyssey, Sunday, and GSport were on hand to shred with the kids and give away loads of prizes too! Oh... and the Gauntlet... jeez that looked wild. Good times as always (well, maybe not for that one dude who smashed his arm).