followed by locals Sander Nieuwenhuis (BMX), Bob Joosten (skateboarding) and Tio (fruitbooting) on the fresh ramp. After that it was an open session for all.
But the vert ramp wasn't the only new obstacle to ride. The trails next to the ramp received some massive fixing. Most of them now have wooden take-off ramps, followed by a gap and a dirt landing. Some gaps are bigger than others but it's all doable (at least by me). The trails aren't super crazy or anything but for sure you can spend hours there having fun and figuring out the new sets. Aza, Pim van den Bos, Michael van der Lee, Daniel Wijsmuller and De Schep showed up to session with the locals (mainly Marcel and Justin and a few kids). Hidden behind the vert ramp is a metal mini ramp if you fancy riding that.
It takes a few enthusiastic riders to create a spot like this. Of course the local council needs to be willing to listen to what you really want but it can happen in your town too. Money is available for different projects. They need to keep the kids happy and off the streets. Trails, ramps and street spots are a way to keep the kids occupied. It creates a good vibe but it's important that there are a few locals that have common sense to lead everything in the right direction.
Be active and get to work for your own spot, or be lazy and visit places that have been created by riders who put a lot of hard work in for you to enjoy. Maarssenbroek is a fun place thanks to hard work from a few locals. Respect.