Matt Pingel sent over a bunch of photos of him riding his new secret indoor riding spot. It's an newly created flatland spot. Dry, lit up and it's got a brand new concrete floor in it. Cows used to walk around in this 200 years old place and we sure hope that smell is gone. Matt now has something to ride, also during the wintertime. He called it a secret spot but sent over tons of photos for us to show to everyone. Location?
Last night we got some people together to get the Pony trails in Leende back in shape. A dirt jam is on the schedule for July 3rd and the Reves family could use some help get the place fixed up. Within a couple of hours the place sure looked much better. A few jumps were fixed, some were added a few new little lines were made and the leaves and dead branches are gone. If you want to ride it, come over on July 3rd for the Pony Trails jam. Loofvenne, Leende, NL.
This year we've had some good dirt events in Brabant already. It kicked off with the "Ring Da Bell" jam in Asten-Heusden in March followed by the Mini FAT-JAM in Aarle-Rixtel in April. Things got a little more serious for the Open Dutch Championships at the Helm Trails in May and last week the Dirt jam streak continued at the Flame Trails in Helmond-Brandevoort. Next one on the calendar is the Pony Trails jam, but we've got a little problem here that needs to be solved.
On Sunday 12 June 2011 the Flame Trails jam is taking place in Helmond-Brandevoort. Putting on a jam motivates the locals to get the spot into shape and things are looking good over at the Flame Trails. With a bit of luck the Lake Jump foampit will be ready as well. But check out the new lines in the photos and make sure to come over. Free to ride all day, special session for the under 12 year olds. Car stunt jumping in the afternoon. Starts at 13:00hr.
Nike 6.0 has been doing cool things ever since they stepped into BMX. Things that wouldn't be possible if you did not have the money to finance it. The Nike Pool contest this weekend is one of those cool things. They drawned a pool, built ramps in it, and 10 riders got to invite 3 friends each to ride in it. They'll leave it open afterwards for a while for others to use. We're off to London but we wanted to show
On May 15, 2011 at noon we will be having a demonstration to support the rebuilding of Benjamin Soto Skate Park. As may you know, this skate park was located on Father Capodanno Blvd. in Midland Beach section of Staten Island, and was bulldozed by the NYC Parks Department on April 18, 2011. We NEED to have this park rebuilt for the kids of the community. This was their one and only skate park on the Island and now these kids have no place to go. Our goal is to reach out to as many people as possible for support of the
Chances are there's going to be a skatepark less than a mile from the house in the next year. The goal is to have a fun little concrete place that suits everyone and is within the budget. This little park in Eindhoven might be an example at some point so I rolled over there and took some pictures. It's there already, public, open for bikes so they've got a headstart. Hope to catch up soon. If anyone has some feedback regarding concrete parks, the designs and their builders, feel free to get in touch at: bart [at] europeanbmxconnection.com
When Philip and I arrived at the Trailer Trash trails in Vlissingen, we only had 30 minutes to spend. Getting to a dirt spot you normally need some more time to prepare yourself so we weren't even sure if we were going to unpack the bikes from the van. We checked out the lines (which looked similar since the last jam there) and were on the bikes withing a few minutes. A few minutes later we made it through the line. Did that a couple of times and then rushed back to the car to grab the camera. "2 runs each!" is what I gave the locals and 10 minutes later we had to leave. The BBQ was waiting. We'll be in Zeeland all next week and plans have been made to get back to the dirt spot for some more riding, and a few more shots. If there's some rain coming down soon we can even work on that new hip to the left. Trailer Trash, we'll be back!
By lack of a better name, we call the dirt spot that is being build in Waterfall, South Africa, the "Waterfall Trails". Maybe a new name will pop up some day and if it does, please let us know. (Pinetown trails it is). It was a bit of a hike to get down to the bottom of the valley to see the progress of the trails that Colin Loudon and a couple locals are building. They've been working on it by hand for 7 months now and have not even ridden one single jump. It's getting the soil in place, packing it, and hopefully it will run smoothly once they've baked