The Helm Trails in Helmond-Noord have been around since 2005 and can be considered one of the best dirt spots in The Netherlands. Last night we managed to get together with a couple of riders for a session. Nothing more, nothing less. It was hot, but that didn't hold Ezequiel Helmreich from Argentina back to get through the big lines. Dimitris Araouzos was right there with him showing the lines. We shot some photos of the session and hopefully we'll get to do this again sooner rather than later. It had been a while. For me at least. #DIRT
On the final day of the Urban Sports Week Amsterdam, the Soulcycle BMX street contest was on the program. 35 riders in qualifying were shooting for a top 12 spot so they could ride the finals later on that day on the NineYards street course which had a bit of everything from ledges, rails, quarters, flatbanks, kinked rails, drops and a gap. It was to everyone's imagination to use the course the way they wanted to ride it and it was great to see the different styles. Leon Hoppe brought the tech with railrides to double barspin off to name one. Leon can ride anything so he added a couple of flairs for good measure. Reed Stark is a pleasure to watch because of the speed, energy and originality. That ice-pick to drop in was something I had not seen anyone do and Reed saw the possibility to feeble and smith
C1 Results BMX Park RPM - San Jose - Costa Rica - 23 Jun 2019. BMX PARK.
Men: 1 DHERS Daniel VEN 200 points 2 SANDOVAL Daniel USA 160 3 BRUCE Nick USA 130 4 TENCIO ESQUIVEL Kenneth Fabian CRC 110 5 BARRANTES ALFARO Luis Arturo CRC 90 6 MOSQUERA CAMACHO Julio Jonathan ECU 70 7 RAMIREZ MATAMOROS Giancarlos CRC 50 8 LEITE DE OLIVEIRA Douglas BRA 30 9 GATJENS CHAVES Paul CRC 20 10 QUESADA FONSECA Jose CRC 10
Women: 1 DUCARROZ Nikita SUI 200 UCI Points 2 OU Xianfen CHN 160
Once again a sunny day in Amsterdam. Gotta love it. With a massive crowd and riders ready to ride a final, we got to see Yana Muradova win the Women class and Jack Clark stepping on the highest part of the Park Men podium. As usual the riders made the show, even a little head wind didn't hold them back to get wild on the jump box and step-up. Reed Stark (USA) rode the entire park in his own original way using the rails and the side of the box jump for feeble and smith grinds. Sam Jones (UK) frontflipped the box and transfered from the box jump to the step-up landing while doing a forwards summersault. Niels van Maren rode well bringing the big tricks for 7th place just behind Arjan Ellens who started off his run with a bomb drop from the biggest part on the course. Jari Roggeveen rode powerful from start to finish to get 5th place and pro cheque. Victor Munoz brought the tricks and performed them on all the ramps all over the place. Levi Weidmann's 720 barspin and 540 variations got him a podium spot in Amsterdam. English BMX brothers Jack Clark and Cam Peake battled it out for first place. With mid-run 900's the victory went to Jack Clark with 94,6 points over Cam Peake's 91,3 score for second.
Soulcycle BMX Championships Round III. Pro Park final results: 1) Jack Clark 94,6 2) Cam Peake 91,3 3) Levi Weidmann 87,6
The Urban Sports Week Amsterdam is taking place this week at the Museumplein in downtown Amsterdam. BMX activities are happening all week on flatland, park and street. Unfortunately the flatland contest earlier this week got rained out after it started to rain when 2 of the 20 riders had done their run. The split in prize money was good for some but how much better would it have been to have an actual contest. Am Park contests have taken place and the Soulcycle BMX Championships Round 3 qualification took place yesterday. 12 riders will enter the finals this afternoon and with riders like a.o. Jack Clark, Victor Munoz, Levi Weidmann, Sem Kok, Thomas Fuentes, Sam Jones and Cam Peake making finals we're about to witness some madness on the Park course. With Catfish and Sinki on the mic on a sunny day this can't go wrong. Check qualification results inside.
The Vans BMX Pro Cup made it to Stuttgart, Germany this past weekend. Paul and I flew in on Friday afternoon to catch the regional qualifier. The talent there was huge already and the 4-weeks old park in Waiblingen, near Stuttgart was treated with rubber marks all day. The highest placed riders could join the Pro Cup qualification round the next day. Madona (BRA) took top honours followed by Zdenda Pesek (CZE) and Jay Dalton (USA). The park in Waiblingen was turned into a small festival area with food trucks, merchandise stands, drinking area, grandstands to watch the contest from, judging tower with DJ and MC’s and a friends and family area with Vans sit sacks and beach chairs. The event promotion had done its job as the place was packed all weekend with BMX fans. It’s great to see
The world’s leading platform for elite BMX park terrain competition, the Vans BMX Pro Cup drew to a close yesterday (June 16) with the Men’s Final at the brand new Waiblingen BMX Park. Another energetic, 5,000 strong crowd made the finals an unforgettable one, it was Australia’s Jason Watts who deservedly took home the top spot. Watts outshone the rest of the field with a winning formula of technical tricks tied in with crowd pleasing big airs, the judges commented on his impressive back to back nose manual combinations. Winner of the first stage of the Vans BMX Pro Cup in Sydney, Spain’s Sergio Layos fought valiantly for second place, displaying consistency throughout the competition and surprising the judges by landing different tricks into the tombstone each run. Defending 2018 Vans BMX