Davis Parks and Recreation Dept. has identified 4 locations for a possible demonstration pump track to be built. They include the defunct sand volleyball area in Community park, the corner of Anderson and F St. by the duck ponds, Second St. under the Dave Pelz over crossing and in South Davis on the corner of Cowell and Drummond/Chiles roads. The Davis Bike Park Alliance has evaluated each location for the best attributes and has submitted our findings to the city of Davis Parks and Rec. for review. Our findings rank each location on a variety of needs and attributes that we feel will contribute to the success of the demonstration track. We are very excited to find out which location the city ultimately approves and to start building the first dirt riding area in Davis for bikes. - Joe Pickens DBPA President
Out of the four western regional finalists, the Ft. Tuthill Bike Park in Flagstaff, AZ, rallied up the most votes and will be one of the three winning projects to split the $100,000 Bell Built prize money. The grant will help fund the construction of the beginner and intermediate trails at the proposed bike park project, which will be open to the public for the entire mountain biking community to enjoy.
Bell Built West Coast Finalists
Prescott Park Flow Trail, Medford, OR
Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato, CA
The Soquel Demo Flow Trail, Santa Cruz, CA
Ft. Tuthill Bike Park, Flagstaff, AZ - Winner!
With the start of the Downhill World Cup season nearly upon us, Velosolutions is proud to announce the following news!
Velosolutions partners with Adrien Loron
Velosolutions is proud to officially announce Adrien Loron as an official Velosolutions rider. Adrien holds the 2013 title for both the Crankworx Europe and Crankworx Whistler RockShox Pumptrack Challenges and it was a no-brainer that Adrien would be the ideal ambassador for Velosoltuions.
Adrien and Brendog exchange notes at the Gstaad-Scott DH Team's training camp last month.
Not only is Adrien a super fast and stylish rider, he's also a pumptrack designer and role model for the BMX and MTB kids in France. Adrien will be competing at the Sea Otter Classics, Crankworx and other selected events, and will also be participating in the process of designing and building new Velosolutions pumptracks.
The next level of pumptrack: The Velosolutions Pump Park
Designing and building a pump-park has been a dream for Velosolutions for a long time and the town of Sils i.D. in Switzerland made it come true very recently. Right in front of the town's school, the team was able to build the first Velosolutions Pump Park.
Right next door to the local school, the new park is in a perfect spot for the kids to learn their bike skills.
It's also a pretty good venue for the more accomplished rider!
Buttery-smooth asphalt. The lines are limitless.
The difference between a pump-park and a normal pumptrack is that the users are not restricted to a track anymore, as they are free to choose their line anytime and anywhere. Built with our signature asphalt, it allows incredible speeds and crazy jump combinations. Check out the photos and be ready for videos coming out soon, when Timo Pritzel, and his Scott Voltage team hit it! The official inauguration party will be on June 14.
UCI MTB World Cup GoPro Course Peviews: Presented by Velosolutions
The popular GoPro course preview at the Downhill World Cup by Gstaad-Scott team manager Claudio Caluori will be presented by Velosolutions in 2014. The World Cup starts this week, so be ready for the first run on the track in South Africa within the next days on www.redbull.com/bike!
Stay updated on all new Velosolutions projects on www.facebook.com/velosolutions and on Twitter and make sure to become friends with our favourite mountain bike team on www.facebook.com/gstaadscott!
All pictures by Hansueli Spitznagel. Adrien Loron video music: Every Chance I Get by Machine People.
For more information on Velosolutions, go to our website
Do you want to improve cycling event tourism and help events boost local economies? We need your help! IMBA has partnered with researchers from the University of Florida to better understand the tourism behaviors of cyclists traveling to events. The results of the study will enhance our understanding of cyclists’ event-related experiences and allow event managers, tourism boards, and advocacy groups to improve the organization and planning of future cycling events. To participate, please complete a brief survey.
The Santa Rosa City Council recently approved an amendment to the Northwest Community Park Master Plan to include a pump track. Funding has been committed from VeloStreet, the non-profit owner of Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo. The pump track will be constructed by Alex Fowler, founder of Action Sports Construction, and is hoped to be completed by mid-summer.
Construction will begin this spring on a bike park in Novato, CA. Marin County Parks and Open Space has designated 17 acres for a bike park within its Stafford Lake County Park. It is intended to provide a bicycle riding area for the public designed for riders of all ages and skill levels, beginner through expert. The facility is designed to promote a community of learning and advancement while providing safe, fun and exciting bike riding experiences. The park is being developed through a public-private partnership, the first of its kind in Marin County, with leadership from the Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park.
Bell Bike Helmets and IMBA have announced the 12 finalists for the 2014 Bell Built Grants: $100,000 in technical assistance money to be paid by Bell for three bike projects in 2014. Public voting to choose the winners beginsApril 7 and ends May 18, with winners announced May 19.