Dirt park « Fire Pit Pump Track

By: Fire Pit  06-Dec-2011

Photos: Jude Heath

We had a successful opening of the Firepit dirt park in the Motueka Valley on Sunday. We where impressed by the turnout; we probably had a couple of hundred people. We had 100 riders riding on the dirt park and pump track, with ages ranging from 3 up. Cool to see so many young riders out there ripping it. There was a great atmosphere, with a couple of DJs – DJ Roy and DJ Moo Tree – laying down some epic tunes.

It was really good to see community support for the event, with whole families turning out for it. We had some really great support from our sponsors, including which sponsored an ambulance (that fortunately we didn’t have to use). Other sponsors included: , which supplied some super solid and pedals and ; Village Cycles, which generously supplied us with spot prizes; , which supplied earphones; , which sponsor me and keep me motivated to ride; and and which sponsor , who has been intimately involved in the design and building of this park.

Funds raised from the day will go towards equipment for the park. To provide some background on the park, it was inspired by parks in the and area. I felt Nelson needed somewhere where the kids could progress their riding. The construction began in December last year and was completed recently. The jumps were built out of leftover clay from the Ruby Bay bypass. provided most of the funding for the project, providing $12,000 for materials and diggers. Sponsors included , , , , and local members of the community. I’d also like to thank the Ngatimoti Reserve Board for its support.


Grom (under 15 MTB and BMX)

B Line Shredder – Coke Eades

C Line Shredder – Daniel Ehson

D Line Shredder – Samuel Ehson

MTB (open)

1. Cameron St John

2. Hemiora Soundy

BMX (open)

1. Aiden Lummer

2. Ungy Watson

3. Mr Puha

4. Casy Scott

5. Lee Nultal

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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Main event will be a 8 to 10 min. 4 per rider jam format (four riders all riding at the same time pushing there bikes back up the hill). Comp: 1 – Junior groms – C and D lines – table Jumps. Composition on how you use dirt jump park. 3 – Open / pros – gap jumps.


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Crank and you’re out!Stay on the track or you’re outOnce the rider on course hits the halfway flag, next rider drops inIf you are caught, pull over.As soon as there’s one rider on track, the next rider lines up and drops in as the preceding rider hits the halfway flag. Come out to the Ngatimoti School festival for some country festivities and rip the local firepit pump track.