Meet Kenneth Tencio, the BMX champion who has invited us into his incredible home set-up in Costa Rica! When Kenneth Tencio first took up the BMX there were very few facilities where he could practice, but that hasn’t stopped the Costa Rican from carving out a successful career. Still residing in his home country, in the city of Jacó, Tencio has ensured he doesn’t have to travel far to train. That’s thanks to his backyard boasting ramps, jumps and even his very own bowl. Here is all you need to know:
- While most BMX riders specialise in one discipline, Tencio has always been known for his versatility, regularly training in park, dirt and street.
When it comes to Costa Rica, it is widely perceived as a tropical paradise with breathtaking nature, gorgeous beaches and world-class surf. If you ask Kenneth Tencio about it, he will confirm everything written above and add ”BMX destination” to it. A few months ago the Costa Rican local decided to go on a road trip from the Caribbean to the Pacific coast, finding as many cool spots on the way as he can along the way.
Name of Park: 10cio park Operator: Junior Araya Location: Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
What made you decide to build your own park? Kenneth Tencio: I will say it is not just one thing that made me take the decision, but in Costa Rica also in all Central America is the only wood park, and also covered and with real transitions, I just to travel for ride park and most of the time at home just to ride street, dirt or some concrete little parks around, so it really was something we need a long time ago, not only me but the whole Bmx scene here.
From the concrete jungles of the skatepark to the actual jungle! Local BMXer Kenneth Tencio embraces his backyard of the Costa Rican jungle, in the search of unique and natural features. - Experience the world of Red Bull Bike like you have never seen it before.