Only two lines remained the same, the big ones on the left when you roll down the starting hill. Everything else has changed. A new line was built for the resi jump (to be finished) and the three tables were moved to the right. A little kicker jump was built last night for the long distance contest and a little kid already jumped 10 feet on it. Looks promising for Sunday. The jumps on the way back are almost done. They need some packing and testing so come ride your bike and bring the shovel to fix the damage. It will be a good challenge to
Locals have been working on some new sections at the Helm Trails in Helmond. With the help of new dirt and a digger the makeover was kicking off. All week the Helm Trails will be open for practice and maintenance from 17:00hr - 19:00hr so come check it out before the Open Dutch Dirt BMX championships will take place on June 13th. Here are a few pics from the Helm Trails blogspot. Looks promising.
The internet is a great thing, but being on the road it doesn't always work out the same way as back home with the high speed connection. It's not only the connection in China that is slow, it's also the sites that they're banning. No Twitter, no Facebook, no Vimeo and also no Youtube. That's the reason I haven't been able to post clips up straightt away that you guys sent in. Webmaster Jos is helping out though so don't worry. I said China? Yup.
Vendetta-Lines presents: HIGHWAY TO AIR The first European BIG AIR 12 m high, 60 m long, 10 m large, quarter of 5 m high, Gap adjustable from 5 to 15 m. The structure will be installed in the leisure park of Opio (06) during six weeks. From the 1st of May to the 11th of June 2010 the BIG AIR will be open for training and photo shoots for all riders (Pro & Am). This training period will end on a high with our event on the 12th of June: Multidisciplinary demos and sessions: SKATE, ROLLER, BMX.
Last night we made it over to the Helm Trails for a little session. Some changes have been made to the set-up and in the days leading up to the jam date this Sunday, a few more changes will be made. The weather has been super nice to ride so that's what happened yesterday too. Govert Schonewille showed up with his posse from America, Schep was there, Dimitris, Mike of course and a bunch of locals hung out at the bench. Off the streets, but at the trails. Don't know what's better actually. Dennis Keunen threw his first ever flips over bigger doubles. Doing them all the time at 040 during the winter has sure helped. Dimitris was going higher than everyone. He's not the one-line fan, but he made up for it by going to the moon and back. To all riders out there who want to ride the Helm Trails, this Sunday is the day. First Helm Jam in 2010. The next one has already been planned for 13 June. Some more changes will be made before then and also the Resi might be done by June. That's the good part about trails, there's room to change them up all the time. Here are a few pics from yesterday. Live action this Sunday. 13h00-19h00.
Last Friday the new dirt spot in Helmond Brandevoort was visited by a film crew. This brought many kids and their parents to the pump track at the Kaldersedijk. Four months ago, the place was just a field. After the BMX track was built, it turned into a daily visit for lots of local riders. The smaller kids can take the easy section. The more advanced and more adventurous youngsters can take the bigger track. The place keeps expanding and changes on a weekly basis. Check the photos of the day and we'll upload the clip once it
The sun is out, finally. It took a coule of German riders two attempts to ride the street spots in Arnhem, NL. First try it rained, so they had to come back. Locals Riccardo Moes and Rik Jurrius hooked up with the riders and they did a lap around the Arnhem inner city ring and stopped wherever they thought was a good spot to ride. Riccardo shot some pics so for the spot hunters; pay attention. Will Arnhem be the next hotspot?
This Saturday 3 April the folks from Monster Energy will start setting up the PA at 10am. Paul's Boutique Fixie store opens its doors at 11am. Around 1pm the Mini FAT-JAM will be in full swing with a little fun session at 4pm when we will give out some donated prizes from the sponsors. The day is about having fun and we welcome riders who normally don't ride dirt too. Party at night? Oh yes. OJA.
Project Spark is a community based project originating from Staten Island, New York. The intention of the project is to bring New York City its first public indoor skatepark. This skatepark would provide indoor practicing grounds to the 3,000+ action sports participants in the five boroughs. Please take a moment to fill out the form to voice this concern to your local politicians and the National Parks Service.
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!