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 www.TRABMX.com and www.Grindlabskatepark.com. Also be sure check out the event sponsors at www.ioncamera.com and www.sparkysdistribution.com
The weekend was amazing!One of the best comps I ever watched!The riding was so good and everyone used the course to its fullest. The build was the hardest job I ever did but the outcome was so worth it.Congrats to Ryan Nyquest for the win!It must of been so hard to judge this one.Thanks to redbull.com and http://mutantebmx.com/ for making this thing possible.Gilly and Clint killed it!
So we finished last night!What a relief!The amount of work we put in to this was insane! The most shovel work and shaping ever done on anything we ever built.I can't wait for the comp it's going to be insane!It was cool because Clint got to make mods.He spent days just welding.Gilly got to not only rock the shovel but also break out his carpenter skills as well on the hitching post.Thanks Alex Vasqez and Nacho for putting this thing together.check out the Redbull site for the event http://www.redbulldirtconquers.com/Here's some pics from the build enjoy
In Guadalajara Mexico with Gilly and Clint.Just off to a good start.We have all of the equipment we need.Even a cat track skidsteer only rumored to be scene in Mexico!Its super dry and dusty but the water truck will fix that.check out http://www.redbulldirtconquers.com/ to see more about the comp.We have a few surprises for this coarse I'm pretty excited to build!
It was a great event!So glad that I was able to do it the build!It wasn't easy but never is.thanks to Clint Reynolds and Chris Janis couldn't of done it with out you guys killed it! Thanks to Jesse Olson and his crew for all the help.Congrats to Kyle Baldock for the double gold park and dirt that's insane!Well home for a bit then off to the Red Bull event in Mexico can't wait
Long time friend Brain Tunny posted some great trail pics and a little history about the trails and dirtsculpt check it outhttp://xgames.espn.go.com/bmx/2/
Pretty happy to say Mike Gentilcore joined dirtsculpt to help out on the business side.the doctor is in!
so its been a crazy week and all worth it!im so happy dirt is back in the xgames!it was a lot of work.a lot of 14 hour days sometimes more.the crew was chris janis clint reynolds and my self.we had many challenges intense heat a hurricane trying to get the dirt not to stick to everything.but we did it the guys love it!we already had two practices and they were pretty crazy!
today we the crew and the riders went to the falls it was amazing.well heres some pics and a gopro of clint with a test run.for more updates go to xgames.espn.go.com/
I was contacted by Brice Shirbach he does a mtb web site called http://www.fattirefests.com
He heard about dirtsculpt building the flow line at blue mountain so he gave me a call and we did a little interview check it out http://www.fattirefests.com/interview-dave-king-the-mastermind-behind-dirt-sculpt/
[youtube=http://youtu.be/6F4yq2vnCSw]So it was a crazy last two weeks! Starting the build in the snow and finishing in the warmest weather of the year so far. I'm very happy with the way everything turned out! The trail is very diverse, it starts out roller and berm, wide open, to downhill single track, rock features and finally some tech berms. It's really fun to ride at any level! Thanks to Chuck at the mountain for getting me up there! Also thanks to Chris Janis and Andy Schwartz. You killed it guys! So now the crew is off to Brazil for XGames I'll post more soon. Crazy to think that Yesterday I was riding mountain bikes and snowmobiles and now I'm going straight into summer weather!
For updates and opening day info go to www.skibluemt.com
Well week one was a lil crazy as it started off with snow!But I don't take no for an answer so I went up anyway to clear some trees.
Once the snow melted we got moving!chris Janus and I built a lot of sweet berms and rollers.to my surprise we found a lot of good dirt!not saying there's not a million rocks but found real good clay!
Well we should have the flow trail all wrapped up by Friday!heres some pics of the week
So I got an email from Melanie Nystrom.she asked if I could come and Dial in and do some shaping in her bike park in Maryland.so I said of coarse. So when I got there the park was so cool it's in the woods it was real nice.melanie told me that she had raised the funds to have the park built.i couldn't believe how much time and effort she volunteered to get the park built!
I wish every town had someone like this!great job Rockburn crew so glad I could help make the park even better for the crew and all the other riders!thanks for everyone else that helped when I was there couldn't had got it done with out your help!check out their site www.rockburnskillspark.org
I hope to come back next year!
grindlabs small jumpline.
this is grindlabs bike park coming in spring!
So I think this year mite get pretty crazy!got the x games in brazil some Pumptracks goin on grindlabs dirt park is opening in the spring with an am dirt comp that should be fun and a few other things can't post yet but will be worth the wait!some crazy new never been done before stuff!!!looking forward for that!well I hope everyone's new year is going well.cant wait to show you what's in store it's going to be a good one!