In recent months Velosolutions Benelux, in coöperation with Velosolutions Belgium, built 9 PumpTracks in the Netherlands & Belgium. And, at the moment, another 3 realizations are definitely planned. Our mission? To make PumpTrack accessible in every village or city in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg so you are able to play, exercise and do urban sports together!
- Eindhoven - Den Haag - Maurik-Vakantiepark Eiland van Maurik - Gasselte-Vakantiepark Lente van Drenthe - Domburg - Heeze - Leende - Brussel
With 8 woman on the start list and one of them being Australia's top Woman BMX athlete Saya Sakakibara in the mix it was going to be some hot racing. Down to our final 4 riders the race between MTB’r Cassie Voysey and BMX’r Johanna Jephcott would come down to 3/100ths of a second to decide 3rd and 4th place with spoils going to Cassie Voysey.
The finals saw a bigger gap between a solid and smooth looking Annaliese Rokov and Top BMXer Saya Sakakibara, both having clean runs it was the experience and power of Sakaibara that would take top honours by just over 1.5 seconds.
Several riders had issues navigating the tough and technical Paris Texas Velosolutions Pump Track. It was not a wide open track as you could hear brakes squeaking in the tight switchbacks. In contrast to last weekend in Springdale, AR where the steep and tall banked turns could hold the riders on track a little more. Top 16 men were lead by fastest riders KJ Romero (4th), Grant Lampson (3), Alec Bob (2) and Amakye Andersen with the top spot.
In the quarter finals two riders stood out with sub 23 second mark for the first time of the day. Alec Bob and Amake Andersen were opposite on the bracket board which looked to put them both in the Big Finals but there was more racing to go.
Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifier Springdale notes:
Friday practice saw very few riders as the weather delivered a steady sprinkle all day long. At the end of the day the skies started to clear and the track began to dry up.
Saturday morning set up brought more rain but by the time practice started it was clear that we would have a great day for racing with weather and racers filing in.
Brackets of 16 riders were set after solo timed qualifying. The pace was hot and riders were closely matched with top times in the low 30 second range. The top qualifying riders where Grant Lampson in 4th, Collin Hudson in 3rd, Alec Bob in 2nd and the top qualifier on the day was
Gaston County: From the first time riders were taking timed runs it was evident that lap times would be faster than ever before at the Gaston County Velosolutions Pump Track. The Women’s timed runs saw Payton Ridenhour out to an early lead but Ashley Hayes put in a heater on her second timed run taking the top qualifying spot with a 21.90.
Men’s timed runs were blazing fast. For those who went to the 2019 qualifier at the Gaston County park nobody could recall so many times in the low 20 second range like we had tonight. The top eight men riders all held a time below 21 seconds. Brady Kincheloe led the men in timed qualifying with the only
The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will head to Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe, a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking and it will now play host to the 2021 World Final on the weekend of 15 to 17 October. The spectacular Velosolutions Pump Track is located in Parque das Nações, next to the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge and will set the stage for the ultimate showdown as some of the best pump track riders in the world lineup in Lisbon. The main track is close to 300m in length and will provide a challenging ride, testing both skill and endurance to the max on race day.
Pump Tracks are popping up all over the place. These are a great way to learn bike control and have a blast on your bike! Watch this video to get some tips on how to ride a pump track. Be safe and go have fun!
Velosolutions Spot Check Benelux. Need directions? We've got you covered. So much good stuff to ride. Find your way and enjoy. Bring some friends.
Asphalt Pump Track in Graft-de Rijp
Jan Ploegerlaan 1, 1483 VR Graft-de Rijp (Maps: 52.55467, 4.85002) The first asphalt Pump Track in the Benelux, approx. 50 meters long. The Pump Track is located on the schoolyard of the Community School and is accessible to everyone.
Thank you New Zealand! 50 riders lined up at the Velosolutions Pump Track in Cambridge for some fast, excellent and tight racing. The men's race for first place would see the same finalists as the 2020 race, with Bennett Greenough lining up against Michael Bias #901 again. It was not to be Michael's day, going a little wide out of the 2nd turn and coming off the track, thereby giving the win to the local boy from Cambridge, Bennett.
In the women's final race the favourite, Elite Women's BMX National Champ, Rebecca Petch would come up against newcomer and recent Jnr Elite BMX Champ, Megan Williams. Megan grabbed the number 1 medal with Rebecca just falling shy of Megan's time in a nail-biting final run.
What goes into building a pump track? No better people to answer that question than Velosolutions own Claudio Caluori (SUI) and Tim Smit (NED). In this interview they'll take you through the process that will send you straight to your city council to demand one for your own scene. Read on.
Where did you grow up and how did you get into biking? CLAUDIO CALUORI: I grew up in Zurich, Switzerland and got into mountain biking when I was training as a hockey player in Kloten. TIM SMIT: I was born close to Rotterdam and was always trying out different sports. I cycled 30 km to and from school and loved going as fast as possible. My first time on a mountain bike was in the Ardennes and I have loved it since.
How did you get into the pump track business? CLAUDIO CALUORI: Velosolutions started as a trail building company. We were led to pump tracks by the Universe and were the first ones to then build one from concrete and later on, the first ones to build them with asphalt, which initiated the world wide pump track boom. TIM SMIT: I had started a mountain bike training company and after a while we started to build some dirt PumpTracks. Back then pump tracks didn’t really exist outside of the bikeparks. We completely fell in love with the whole concept of pump tracks as a way to inspire kids to go outside and have fun, and we figured that every city would benefit from having one.