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040 INVITATIONAL: Spine Ramp Contest

It’s officially summer and that definitely plays a huge part in the organisation of outdoor ramp contests. We’ve seen a few sick comps/jams already during the last few weeks of spring and I’m happy to report that I’ve just caught wind of another sick event which is taking place over in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Daniel Wedemeijer – Fufanu
Photo by: Jos Wissink

Saturday 17th of June is the date to remember. The jam will be held right in the centre of the city. Trust me when I say it’s gonna be HUGE! This beautifully constructed spine mini measures 20m x 10m with a 2m spine and has been described in the past as ‘the best mobile miniramp ever’ – I’ve never had the opportunity to ride this thing but it certainly looks the part. The idea behind it is quite simple really; if people enjoy riding it, then why not use the ramp as a centrepiece for an awesome event?

Tom van den Bogaard – Lookback
Photo by: Aaron Zwaal

“The one-day contest will kick off with a Wild Card qualifier in the morning followed by practice till 13:00hr. With € 5000 = prize money up for grabs to be divided by the top seven riders, it will be an interesting spectacle in front of a big crowd. The competition starts at 13:00hr and is free to attend. Around 18:00hr the winner of the 040 Invitational Spine Ramp contest will be announced. Nearby 040BMXPARK will be open for a BMX session with the invited participants after the contest. With so many good riders in town, you don’t want to miss that session.”

The following riders have already announced their presence: Daniel Wedemeijer (NED), Kenneth Tancré (BEL), Cam Peake (GBR), Tom van den Bogaard (NED), Shaun Gornall (GBR), Maxime Charveron (FRA), Scott Hamlin (GBR), Adrian Warnken (GER), Jari Roggeveen (NED), James Jones (GBR), Pim Scheers (NED), Timo Schulze (GER), Ashley Douglas (GBR), Mike Hendrick (BEL), Karl Southern (GBR), Sem Kok (NED), Paul Thoelen (GER), Zdenda Pesek (CZE).


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