The Dutchies teamed up to go session the Lanaye trails just across the border in Belgium. With the MX Trails jam going on the same day the place was rather empty but cruising down the line was just as fun. Not having to wait in line is a bonus too and let's not forget the weather, the warmest 1 October day ever! This resulted in some swimming time in the nearby river and some chill time in Maastricht on the way back. The Lanaye trails are supposed to be a secret and we've been told that they are to be torn down soon but they've lasted many years so hopefully there are a few years left for the chill place.
Thanks once again to Asa for coming through with the pics but he's giving Dennis Nieling and Tom Selbeck most of the photo credit as he was enjoying the ride himself. If you've got little spots out there that you want to be featured on FATBMX.com, simply send over some pics and some words and we'll throw it in the Scene Reports section.
Riding trails is not just about the riding. The digging is a big part of it. Of course everyone prefers to be on their bike at the trails but you need to put your time in to enjoy it. Riding dirt rocks because you can shape it the way you want. It's like building a concrete park and having the opportunity to change and adjust it so it flows and feels good. A new line is in the works at the Helm Trails in Helmond, NL. The approach is different and if it works out remains to be seen. If not, there's a possibility to change it up again.
For more than a year and a half the Vault Park has been a private indoor park for BMX Pros and Industry members only. Not any more… Now the Vault Park is open to the public four days a week. Check the flyer for hours and pricing for our public days. Inside the 8,000 square foot Vault Park facility you can also find replacement parts in the Vault Shop representing
So you love riding but what do you do when you live a couple of thousand miles away from your nearest BMX team, in a country only marginally more hilly than your average pacific island and you don’t have your own bike? For Wuri Bah the answer was simple, all you’ve got to do is start a bike repair workshop and assemble the country’s first freestyle team.
I met Wuri when I realised that the bike I use back in the UK probably wasn’t the most suitable for West Africa and I needed some help finding a decent bike in the Gambia. Everyone I spoke to told me “just go to the traffic light in the capital and ask for Wuri, he’ll sort you out”. Business interactions are not as swift and impersonal here as they are in Europe and sometimes you have to be ready for the long-haul. We sat down and had an Attayah (local tea so sweet it makes your eyes sting) and bonded over our mutual awe for the latest Danny MacAskill video before he casually mentioned “oh yeah, I started the Gambia’s first freestyle team”.
Located in the heart of the French Alps, with the backdrop of the stunning Bellecôte Glacier, La Plagne offers the perfect playground for every action sports enthusiast with THE URBAN PARK! Plagne-Bellecôte Urban Park is one unique with 2000 square metres at an altitude of 200 metres! This imposing open air park represents what is best for skateboarding, rollerblading, BMX and mtb trials.
The Urban Park comprises two main parts - a street area of
Dirtpark is a new venture that will offer an exciting training area for both beginning and pro level dirt jumpers. Dirtpark will be built on the Skra sports area premises, located at the very center of the city, close to the Politechnika tube station. The surface area (1300m2) will be filled with jumps and other soil obstacles of different sizes and types. Dirtpark provides a completely weatherproof environment, covered with an air-supported tent, so riders can enjoy the sport even in the most brutal Polish weather conditions.