An event by Joost Wichman
Bringing the sport to the people and letting kids take notice of the beauty of action sports; that’s what the Pump Battle Series is all about.
With the slogan; “Kids! Say hello to the pros!”, Wichman en Van Gendt go beyond creating a spectacular pro event, by letting local kids try the pumptrack for themselves on their own bikes, skateboards or scooters.
Joost Wichman, 2013 Mountainbike World Champion and Twan van Gendt, 2012 Olympic BMX finalist and iCycle.nu created an unique event which will not only challenge the kids, but also push professional riders to their limits.
During the day kids can have fun on the pumptrack and have the chance to meet their heroes, the pro riders. Later that day these same pro riders will take the stage to compete in a spectacular race for the title “Pump Battle King 2014”.
With the Pump Battle Series Wichman and van Gendt want to introduce action sports like gravity mountainbiking and BMX to a wider audience.
The modular pumptracks from Bikeparkitect are portable and can be built up everywhere. At www.modularpumptrack.com you will find all the possibilities and information about these pumptracks.
Pumptracks are a safe and fun way to get and improve your riding skills. It helps kids to improve their balance and they become more confident when riding a bike, scooter or skates.
Wichman: “We offer a full-day program, and especially emphasize the accessibility of some lesser known sports (Fourcross, BMX, DH, Skateboarding & Scooters).The pumptrack is particularly suited for this purpose.”
The event is a mixture of: try for yourself and meet and watch the pros.
“Kids have the chance to try the pump track, get autographs from World Champions and top riders from various disciplines and later on watch some spectacular pro racing. This is going to be a fun and spectacular event, full of entertainment and high speed action.” According to Wichman.
The Pump Battle Series 2014 consists of three rounds in the Netherlands. The goal is to extend the series in 2015 by bringing it abroad.
The first Pump Battle event will take place 15-16 March during the Zero Gravity Expo in Assen and will be broadcast on National TV.
Pump Battle Series 2014 – Event dates
- 15/16 March 2014 – Straight Line Edition – Zero Gravity Expo – Assen, The Netherlands
- 20/21 June 2014 – Beach Edition – Recration Area “De Kurenpolder” – Hank, The Netherlands
- November 2014 – Club Edition – Club City Lido – Groenlo, The Netherlands
IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the first stop of the Pump Battle Series:
- Races are open for everybody older than 14 years old, with a bike and helmet
- Registration can be done online for €12,50 euro: http://www.zerogravityexpo.nl/inschrijven/
or on site for €15,00 euro.
- Prize money: 1st €1000 euro, 2nd €500 euro, 3rd €250 euro
- Information about round 1 can be downloaded here!
We are happy to pronounce you our event partners:
Radon Bikes, Magura the passion people, Thirty7even clothing, Icycle clinics, Bikeparkitect modular pumptracks, BMX24SEVEN.COM & Zerogravityexpo.nl
If you have any questions or what so ever please contact us.
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