Betonlandschaften is a Germany based company that builds action sports parks. With BMX riders in the company you know that the use of the parks is open for bikes as well. Now how big is the scene in Afghanistan? Probably bigger soon as they're building a concrete park over in Karokh at a school next to a volleyball field at this minute, which should be finished in 8 weeks. BMX worldwide!
Everyone will agree that it was a long rough winter in The Netherlands. The worst one in I don't know how many years. But we've seen the sun again, seriously! So it's back to getting the trails in shape. It's happening everywhere in the Helmond corner, at the Flame trails, the Sugar Hills and also the Helm Trails. Jams are coming up so work needs to be put in. Sugar Hills: 3 April. Helm Trails: 18 April. Flame trails: 2 May. Instead of showing up when everything is in shape, it's appreciated if you show up in the next few weeks with your bike AND the shovel.
Mark Vos left Amsterdam by train together with Frank van Klinken. They are having a blast cruising around and filming for a new videopart. They made it to Barcelona and hooked up with some riders from Sweden and started scouting the streets to find new spots and existing spots from several BMX and skate videos. But then it started snowing, in Barcelona! Damn. One day a year they might get snow and Mark and Frank were there. Good timing. Expect the edit to pop up here on FATBMX whenever it's done. Enjoy the ride guys.
The combi pool will be resurfaced for the famous Pro-Tec Pool Party and BEFORE that happens, Steve van Doren gave the green light to all BMX riders to come ride the infamous Combi-Pool for one night only! Feel free to come this Sunday March 7th from 6 - 10pm to shred up this legendary monster bowl!
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The plan was to make one jump rideable at the opening of the new pump track in Helmond. And even that was an impossible task. It rained cats and dogs and the spot looked more of a mud hole than a BMX pump track. Still about 40 people showed up with umbrella's and rain coats to unmask the official Flame Trails sign. After that the whole crew moved to a warmer place where the speeches were held by Mrs. Houthoofd, Gerrit Does and 2 of the locals. All in all it didn't take too long for the spot to get approved and built. It seemed that everyone involved wanted to get it done and believed in the little project. Now it's just waiting for the sun to come out for a few days. The first Flame Trails jam has been scheduled for 2 May.
Las Vegas is full of concrete action sports parks and events but they don't "just get there". There are people working hard to make the dreams come true and now they need a bit of your support: The City is facing some hard times and has to make very difficult decisions in the next month or so. If you value the Vegas Am Jams and other City of Las Vegas programs, and don't want to see the programs cut because of budget issues, please attend one of the Town Hall meetings below and let the city administration and City Council know that the services we provide are valued by the community.
There are only 5 more opportunities to let the City of Las Vegas know what programs and services you value in your community and which programs you don't want to see cut because of budget issues. These town hall meetings are for Las Vegas residents to weigh-in on city services and resources they value, and this input will be used by city management and the City Council to help make informed, strategic decisions based on residents priorities.
If you're organizing an event, you want people to know about it. We get sent posters all the time and try to add them to the FAT Friday post along with the upcoming BMX events. But did you know that you can enter your event to the FATBMX Event schedule yourself? By doing so all the necessary info will be listed. Your event will be shown in the event schedule on the site and closer to the actual date it will be spread out over the FAT Friday subscribers. Jam, contest, gathering, race, it doesn't matter as long as it's BMX related.
Be prepared because this is what the Banks is going to look like this Weekend Especially since our friend Steve Rodriguez from 5 Boro is planning to have a little impromptu rally/gathering at the Banks this Saturday January 23 @ 1PM. (weather permitting). Fuel TV will be there to do a little piece on it. Please try to come out to save the Brooklyn Banks in NYC.
What do you do? Wait till spring and start building then, or start building now and hope you get to ride before spring? Sure, the new pump track in Helmond Brandevoort is muddy right now, but give it a dry week and kids will be putting on the gloves to give a few laps. Stoked on having this spot so close to home. The daily posts on the site will suffer, but for a good reason...