Calendar Event: March 21, 2010

Firepit Dirt Park Opening Jam

Postby firepitdirtpark on Wed 3/Mar/10 6:41pm

Motueka valley Firepit dirt park opening jam

$5 entry all proceeds go to Firepit Dirt Park
21st March park open 11am Jam starts 2PM
Prizes for Best Line MTB And BMX – Best trick – Best Grom and mini Grom

more info http://www.firepit.co.nz or http://www.facebook.com/Firepitpumptrack

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Re: Firepit Dirt Park Opening Jam

Postby firepitdirtpark on Mon 15/Mar/10 12:53pm

New bike park opens in Nelson region

A new bike park with dirt jumps will open in Ngatimoti on March 21, with a ``Jump Jam'' event offering riders the opportunity to test their skills.

The Firepit dirt park has been developed on reserve land behind the Ngatimoti Fire Station, next to a pump track developed several years ago.

The dirt park is the only facility of its type in the Nelson region and features a series of jumps, ranging from beginner jumps to pro level jumps more than two metres high, where riders can practise jumps and other tricks.

It was inspired by bike parks in the Queenstown and Wanaka area and was designed by Damian Stones of Bikeworks and leading New Zealand mountainbike free rider Kelly McGarry. They also supervised the park's construction.

Construction began in December last year and was completed recently. The jumps were built out of clay left over from the construction of the Ruby Bay bypass.

The Tasman District Council provided most of the funding for the project, providing $12,000 for materials and diggers. Sponsors of the project included Fulton Hogan, Bikeworks, Porter Hire, Ground Effect, Chambers and Jackett and members of the local community.

The dirt park's opening will start at 11am, with the competition kicking off at 2pm. There will be prizes for various categories and the entry fee for competitors is $5, with all proceeds from the event going to the park's maintenance.

More information on the event is available from the website http://www.firepit.co.nz
The park will be open most weekends, and opening times will be posted on the Firepit website.
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