Can you believe this? Not only does Claudio Caluori commentate at World Cups, manages his own race team… but he also builds amazing DH tracks and pump tracks. Check this beauty out in NYC.
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Here is the full Press Release from Velosolutions:
TEARS OF JOY IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City has the first Velosolutions asphalt pump track in North America and it’s already been painted by Jon Burgerman.
Wow. Speechless. Ok, let’s find words. When we received the email from Christopher from NYCMTB, whe thought: Wow, how cool would it be to build a pump track in New York City!
When he showed us pictures, we thought: Is this really true? When we went to see the site, we just didn’t know what to think anymore, but we knew, we had to build this pump track no matter what.
NYCMTB and the Brooklyn Farms were given a piece of land right by the waterfront, next to the Williamsburg Bridge and the Domino Sugar Factory. While the Brooklyn Farms are going to grow their own vegetables and enjoy one of the only green spaces in Brooklyn, NYCMTB is going to run the Velosolutions Pump Track.
When we were building the pump track, we had to stop the machines once in a while and look at the view, then pinch ourselves to see if we’re dreaming or if this is real.
The construction was very tough, as the heat in New York City was a lot higher than we expected. Good thing, we had pro riders Adrien Loron and Xavier Pasamonte going hard out to make it happen.
(Photo adrien and xavier sod clothing and adrien with flying compactor plate)
Artist Jon Burgerman came in and made the dream of the first painted Velosolutions pump track reality!
Sometimes, when I sat on the track after work, looking at Manhattan on the other side of the East River, I couldn’t hide my tears of joy.
The Velosolutions Brooklyn Bike Park is located at Kent Avenue, by the waterfront, between the Williamsburg Bridge and the Domino Sugar Factory. With this project, Velosolutions officially entered the USA. Velosolutions USA is based in Florida and can be contacted through www.velosolutions.ch
More information about the opening hours, bike rentals and events on http://brooklynbikepark.org
We wish Brooklyn and New York City a lot of fun with the first Velosolutions Pump Track and thank all the people involved for this unforgettable experience! Ride on!
We are looking forward to provide more pump tracks the kids in the USA!
The Velosolutions Brooklyn Bike Park will also be home to a Skateboard Supercross Academy.
(Photo Adrien on Skateboard)
More photos can be found
The official inauguration will be on August 4th, just before the World Cup in Windham, NY. The Brooklyn Bike Park is already open.”