Digging trails is a lot of work. A lot of hard work. But on "volunteer day" we received some welcome help from the SWH crew in Helmond Noord. Stichting Welzijn Helmond had put a team together to help us out at the trails from 10am-12am followed by a lunch. Tons of wheelbarrows full of fresh dirt were placed at the right spots. The "experts" had it easy as the hard work was done by the SWH crew the first two hours. Two here, three there, one more on top here.... so good.
It takes time for kids to realize what goes into building a spot to ride. That counts for a concrete park, the local indoor park but also for all the trail spots out there. It takes time for them to understand what it takes to shape that perfect take off and lines that have flow to it so you don't need to pedal in between. Because they're outdoors, most of the time you need to take a shovel in the hand before you can actually ride your bike. During the wintertime there's not much riding going on, but still it's possible to get things ready for spring.
It's always nice to pay the Meker locals a visit in Middelburg. Philip is always looking forward to it because he likes to ride with his hero Vladdie de Koning and he gets to stay up late because the hall opens when it is normally bed time for him. We arrived just after 7pm yesterday and practically had the place to ourselves for the first 30 minutes. One other rider joined us during that first thirty minutes but later Vladdie, Niels, Colin and a few others joined in. The place had received some welcome changes since last time we were there.
BMX Riders Organization (BRO) is a group of BMX riders from all over the country united to help riders and communities establish safe and sanctioned facilities for BMX riding. The BMX Riders Organization is a not-for-profit group that advocates for the inclusion of BMX in skate parks, helps communities better understand BMX access, and provide information for BMX activists on getting parks built in their communities. BRO is an all-volunteer organization led by national leaders in BMX advocacy. BMX freestyle as a sport has been growing exponentially every year, and with cities building skate park facilities all over the world, it is important to have an advocacy group that is represented by BMXers for BMXers. The new site will have information for riders on how to get parks built, work with Parks and Recreation departments, city councils, and community leaders to better understand the needs of their BMX-riding constituents. BRO’s goal is to work with communities by educating those who are unaware of the facilities needed to keep BMX riders safe and out of trouble.
BMX is not short of events. Three more organisers sent in their info. Starting off with the Verre Oosten jam in Deventer. It's not only a jam, but also the day of the premiere of the Dutch BMX documentary called "op die fiets". Can't wait to see that one. Next to the event in Holland, we have more info on the 900 jam in Belgium and a comp in Oz.
It's pretty amazing how the world works these days. Mario Kalmre walks outside the office that they set up in the Saku Suurhal, takes some pictures with his phone and mails them to us in The Netherlands so we can let everyone know about the progress of the building of the Simpel Session course. All in a matter of a few hours. It's on like Donkey Kong! Safe travels to everyone and we'll see you there.
With the exception of three riders, every BMXer on the SNAFU pro and flow team must endure frigid temperatures and miserable riding conditions in the winter months.
To help the guys survive, last week Jeremiah Smith, Jeremie Infelise, Matt Bischoff and Kevin Spanier joined SoCal-based SNAFU teammates Mike Babbel, Pat Kroenke and Jourdan Barba for six days of schralping in the Golden State.
Stops on their adventure included San Diego, Escondido, Temecula, Hollywood, Norco, Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs and Burbank.
The base camp for their visit was Sherry Shu's SoCal home, where the guys enjoyed creature comforts like the Jacuzzi and McGoo's home cooking.
The whole trip was video taped for a three-part stunt drama on
The first riders have made it to Tallinn and the park is being built at the moment. It's not done yet, but it's starting to look good. We've got 9 spy photos for the course for you to get your adrenaline flowing.
This is an online petition in support of the continued Bmx Bicycle enthusiast use of Los Angeles Park & Rec land in Griffith Park, located in Los Angeles, Ca. The location in question is an otherwise un-usable plot of land, located between Forest Lawn Drive, and the Los Angeles river. The location is near to the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Griffith Park. The land has been in use harmoniously, respectfully, and safely, by Bmx bicycle enthusiasts for a number of years.
In all this time the local citizens who partake in the use of the sight,