Generally speaking, BMX trips are not well known for their luxury trappings and extravagant accommodation. However during the last week of October, I was fortunate enough to experience a different kind of trip, courtesy of the spanking new Woodward complex at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
Woodward owns and operates several of the most well known and respected skatepark facilities within the USA. They are renowned for the their ability to offer visitors an unparalleled facility in which to stay for extended durations and progress their riding skills under the guidance of seasoned professional athletes. Woodward provide a unique environment in which visitors can hone their riding skills and get a taste for BMX at a pro level.
A luxury holiday resort may seem like an odd location to house a progressive action sports facility, such as Woodward. However, once you experience the facility, it all starts to make sense. Nestled away on the eastern coast of Mexico and just a short drive from Cancun airport, the Hard Rock Hotel at Riviera Maya is a paradise in its own right. Plumped on the shore of the Caribbean ocean, its tropical beauty is a sight to behold. Imagine clear blue water, white sand beaches and tropical gardens populated with giant iguana lizards. With that in mind, you can start to build a mental image of this decadent paradise resort.