When you show up at an event the course is usually done when you get there. After the contest is over, you usually leave theplace before the ramps are taken down. What goes into building a course for a contest? It's different everywhere, but the Bike Hall people have been at work getting things ready for this year's edition. We caught up with Kamil Feifer who filled us in.
Who usually designs the course for the Bike Hall contest? Kamil: For this year park design is made by Czech riders Jakub J?za , Ondra Šléz and main organizator BHC Pavel Hyvnar.
Do you have existing ramps that you have to fit into the course? Kamil: The park is built on the existing ramps and each year we add one or two ramps, such as this year's Street barrier.
Are the ramps “pre-built” before they move into the big hall?
WD-40 BIKE Company, a subsidiary of WD-40 Company, is excited to announce its inaugural Wrench of the Month program. Intended to shine a spotlight on the men and women behind the scenes at bicycle retailers nationwide, the program applauds those who repair, assemble, mend, and otherwise tend to the hundreds of details that keep our beloved bikes operating at peak performance."The bike shop mechanic is often the un-sung hero of the cycling industry" offered WD-40 BIKE's Mike Irwin, "There is a hidden story behind every
2012 INTERVIEW WITH 5050 SKATEPARK's ED POLLIO. Build it, and they will come! But not having an indoor place to build something at was a problem for all riders in the New York area. But that has changed. A new indoor spot has been found and the park is shaping up, spearheaded by Ed Pollio and his GF.
Word on the street is you're opening up an indoor skatepark, where's it going to be? Ed: Yea, my girlfriend Angelica Popolano and I are opening an indoor skatepark in Staten Island N.Y. The park is located around the corner from the Stapleton train station - just two stops from the Staten Island Ferry. It will be the only indoor public skatepark in New York City.
How did you come across the building? Ed: We were looking for a space for a few months and happen to run into this crazy guy Pete. He happened to have a building that was just what we needed.