The City of Houston and Houston Park & Recreation Department have decided to limit access to Houston public skateparks to skateboarders and inline skaters. We attended a City Council meeting to address this topic and they issued a memo that conflicts with the parks's signage and HPRD website disallowing bicycles. The memo states bicycles are allowed at the 5 "above ground" prefab metal skateparks but not the $2 million Lee and Joe Jamail (downtown) concrete skatepark. Reasons stated for disallowing bikes into the
It's amazing to see how many skateparks are being built. The towns that once put a miniramp next to the basketball field, are now investing in concrete parks because of the number of kids in town that ride, skate and scoot. Thing is, with concrete you can get creative and design/build whatever you want. Concrete lasts forever so it's a good investment as well. With the help of DC, a new fun concrete park was built in beach town St. Jean de Luz in the South-West of France. If there are no waves that day, there's always the concrete.
Contrary to public knowledge Morocco boosts a substantial Skate and BMX culture growing bigger and bigger each year. The major cities have seen a growth of 200% of riders over just one year and several crews have been founded, such as Pipe Life BMX or Atlas Skateboarding. Further is teaming up with these two crews to not only build a skatepark in a now empty lot in the city center of Casablanca, but will also offer workshops to teach the locals how to build and maintain their park.
Having been provided with a location by the government but no
Sergio Layos, Lima Eltham and Ben Hennon rode one of the oldest and most unique spots in the world.George Marshall captured the action. On the small island of Gozo exists an ancient landscape of quarter pipes, banks and hips all carved into the rock by the forces of erosion over thousands of years.
As a freak of nature, one section of cliffs beside the Mediterranean ocean has naturally eroded into a very unique but bizarre skate park of perfect and less perfect transitions. The spot was first
After a long wait, the concrete skatepark in Ginsheim - Gustavsburg is finished and it's ready for the Halloween openingjam on Friday, 01.11.2013. The whole Camp Ramps Crew built a really spectacular Concrete Park with large formed elements installed. A huge front of Banks will give you enough speed to flow across the hole park and finally drop in the "Black Dick Bowl". Also there's a Picnic Table set up for the Streetriders and a Taccocorner with real poolcoping for Skaters.
Alameda skatepark has been around for many years. It is a big part of bmx history for nor cal. Built by skateboarders AND bmxers from Alameda, and the week it opened, I think around 2000? Bikes were banned! And they became strict to ban bikes, and handed out tickets regularly. I myself have had a number of tickets, due to it being a local place to ride, and trails being plowed by city workers that don't understand bmx. The bmx riders in the bay area old, and new school would session there and deal with it.
Bernd Fröhner from Nuernberg sent us some photos of a new skate plaza that will be opened at the end of this month (September 30th). It's always a long process to get a place like this done for the home town but the people in Fuerth, Germany pulled it off and a big congratulations goes to them.
On sunday etnies officially opened the etnies Outdoor Trainings Facility right next to their EMEA headoffice on the houthavens in Amsterdam. The etnies OTF brings some fresh energy into the BMX scene with this public facility with multiple tracks. At the opening riders could ride the pump track for the beginners, table line for the amateurs, dirt line and a park setup.
The opening kicked off at 2 o'clock but some riders were there way early and eager to ride. The opening was a huge success with during the day about 150 people enjoying the weather, riding and music. Riders where on all parts of the track and stoked about the new playground and their friends and family were enjoying their beer and burger in the lounge area which is a perfect spot to overlook all the action in the park. The jam was without a schedule so riders could ride whatever they wanted.
Etnies had some prizes to give away which Syo van Vliet called