They used to be the " GT Actionbike Show team " in the old days, remember? Bernd Froehner and Matt Pingel. These days they finished a neat new concrete bike park in Bayreuth, Germany.
Super smooth to ride and all Banks got transitions on the bottom, so you don't loose speed at the usual bottom kink. A pretty unusual center obstacle is there as well, the curved volcano. All good stuff.
After a few days of "Bizznizz" around the strip in Las Vegas we managed to see the other side of the city. If you stay away from the strip it is a whole other world. Tons of spots, super weather 360 days out of the year and a whole bunch of locals. We wouldn't be surprised if more riders are going to end up living there, especially if they want to escape a harsh winter. Jose took us around and we finished the day at Ricardo Laguna's trails. Patrick Guimez and Alejandro Caro joined Ricardo and Jose for a session.
Ricardo Laguna recently bought a house in Las Vegas not far from his partents' which has a dirt spot in the backyard. When buying a house it was important that there was room for some ramps. Construction has started on a private training ground with resi spine, resi jump box and resi quarterpipe. Check it out.
When it rains you have to go search for a dry place to ride. One of those places is the Sportgarten in Bremen, Germany. Although it is closed in the cold wintermonths (it is covered but still semi outdoors) the roof protects most of the ramps when it gets wet and nasty. The ramps take some getting used to but that is the same at almost every new spot you go to. For sure it is a good place for a session as the ramps that are available should offer something for everyone. It even has a vert ramp, something you do not see around all too often.
This Area 51 spot is a 15 minute drive from where I live. I had never been there until today. The reason is that they don't allow bikes there and I just can't understand that way of thinking. I hate to support anything like it. The Urban Sports week was held next door so I had to peek in. It was hard to explain Philip that he was not
As far as I can remember I started going to the Eurobike show in 1989. The last couple of years on my way there I noticed this little skatepark on the side of the road not far from Friedrichshafen but every time I was either in a hurry, did not have my bike with me or it rained. But not this time. After 7 hours of driving I was treating myself to a little session at Immenstaad skatepark. It's fenced off but open to all who want to use it. I believe they built right; some concrete,
The RedBull backyard digger program helped out three towns this summer and one of them was Zoetermeer. While in the area we decided to check out the venue. It was right next to Snowworld so easy to get to. Once at Snowworld we followed the "Fietscrossbaan" signs and the newly built trails were right next to it. But the track was so much fun that for 30 minutes we did not even check out the trails! Noone was riding the spot so it was hard to see how the spot worked from a little distance. Once closer the jumps were BIG! Some sections are still under construction or need a bit of shaping but the
It is sunny today and it is hot but tomorrow can be a whole different story. But fear you not. Wuppertal is opening up an indoor place tomorrow which looks amazing. The park section is finished and the bowl section will be done on 23 October. Christoph Hager and his crew have done a great job here. Nothing else to do on Monday
The Red Bull Backyard Digger’s last stop greets a dream spot in Doetinchem. In three days time the local Dirtbikers and BMXers, together with the international Red Bull Backyard Digger Team, and built a professional dirt spot with lines suitable for different levels. On Tuesday the 12 of august at 15.00 the Alderman of the municipality Koos Kuiper together with Huup Hakvoort founder of SFA (Stichting Freeride Achterhoek) opened the spot. The Red Bull DJ
Scene report: Sheep Hills While in the Huntington Beach area we had to check on two dirt jump spots. One being Hidden Valley and the other being Sheep Hills. These trails have been a place of many sessions in the SoCal area. I was not sure about the situation at Hidden Valley. I knew about a petition to keep it alive but I had also heard it got plowed. But sometimes these spots get back up in