Grindlab amateur contest presented by TRA BMX

Press Release: Dave King and Mike Gentilcore expand Dirtsculpt, launch Trail Riders of America, and announce TRA Grindlab Jam August 3rd.Posted on July 2, 2013 by gentlicorebmx Bethlehem, PA (July 4, 2013) – It’s been a busy year for Dave King and the Dirtsculpt crew. After bringing Mike Gentilcore on board to help out on the business side of things, Dirtsculpt designed and built dirt courses for ESPN’s X-Games Brazil and Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers in Mexico, as well as other projects across the U.S.

Mike and Dave are now launching a new events organization, TRA: Trail Riders of America. Mike explained the motivation for the new project: “It’s awesome to be a part of some of the world’s biggest BMX dirt events. Everyone we‘ve worked with has been dedicated to producing the best pro-level contests possible. At the same time, we‘ve also recognized the need to do something for the core of the sport with amateur contests and jams that every rider can be a part of. TRA is our outlet to run events independent of anything else out there and create contests for riders of all levels“.

TRA’s first event is Saturday, August 3rd at the Grindlab Indoor/Outdoor Bike & Skatepark in Camp Hill, PA. The facility features a 15,000 square foot dirt pump track with a 6 pack jump line designed and built by Dirtsculpt. The will be an all-day open jam, beginner and expert classes for both dirt and park, and cool prizes from Ion, Shadow, and Subrosa. Ion will be on-site providing camera demos and the 1st place expert dirt rider will receive a brand new Ion Air Pro HD Sport Video Camera. For more info, check out and Also be sure check out the event sponsors at and