Keeping up with the fast growing action sports world is not a problem if your leading the way! With more new skate park projects and Red Bull stepping up there presence at events around the world we are going to be right there building a few of them. here is a sneak peak at the Dominion Riverrock corse. The festival is the East Coast's premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown's Island in Richmond VA. with Red Bull on board this year for the MTB free style jump event we are stoked to be building a all new corse for the riders to throw down on and do there biggest tricks. check out www.dominionriverrock.com/ for more information on the East cost best out door event!
It has bin a fast pace for the first 2 months of the 2013 year here at GASS parks! with three projects in the bag this year it is time to shear with you what we have bin up to. first we will start off with the event that took place in vail colorado called Winter Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer. we set foot at the venue with a large pile of snow set up as a landing. It's is intended to be used for the Big Air skiers but we also felt it would make a great landing for are free ride MTN bikers as well! After finding the angle of the landing we did some math and drew up a take off for the under the lights event. with the jump being set at 46' the riders could make the gap easy and throw down there biggest tricks! here is a little video from Vitaltmtb.com of what went down!
Just as the New year got kicked off so did rapping up are first Red Bull project of the year! RED Bull knows better then to fight mother nature, but that dose not stop them with there love to help give athletes wings even in the less of ideal conditions. When Red Bull team riders Aaron Chase and Mislav Mironovic catch up with east coast ripper Adam Hauck to ride what we built for them on Mountain Creek which is located in the snow covered NJ mountains a great video will come from it take a look at what we hid under the cold and snow!
with one more project to rap up before the new year in NJ for Red Bull athelats Aaron Chase and Pat Moore lets take a look back at the great 2012 year we had around the world! Also taking a look back at what we have built this year is some times one of the best ways to cure the great GASS parks teams sore and tired muscles here is a few pictures of what we where a part of in 2012!
CranX Bike park in North NY
With the racers from the down hill race in Taxco Mexico saying thing like,
"funnest event of the year" Jacqueline Harmony
Chris Van Dine "these are the best ridding ramps and most flow i have ever rode in a urban race!"
we are very happy with the efforts of the crew that made the build in just 4 days turn out so well! with the build of Mexico's First steel show ramp set up taking place this week the growth of action sports south of the boarder is growing fast!
Here is a video from some friends on how the riders made it down the corse in the silver city of Taxco Mexico.
GASS parks is in Mexico for the month of October. Our objective has been to have a hand in changing the face of mountain biking and action sports in Mexico. GASS parks has been working with Red Bull of Mexico and Altius Pro to explore iconic and epic locations surrounding Mexico City. The project started off at the Volcano Nevado to scout out heli drop lines as well as down hill single track. Aaron Chase, Chris Van Dine, Eric Porter and Katie Holden were all out in full force to scope lines that have never been ridden on a mountain bike. While all of the riders were up riding some of the sickest lines from helicopter drops, Gass parks was a little lower on the mountain digging single track lines and building a road gap out of indiqgenous dead fall. The road gap had to be large enough to jump a full on Red Bull Pro 2 class trophy truck of Vildosola Racing. All of the riders checked out the road gap and were making calculations in their head to figure out how to hit it for the first time. Jeremy Witek of Gass parks lived up to his reputation by strapping on a helmet, riding a borrowed bike, and hitting the road gap perfectly the first time to show everyone how its done. The next morning a few final touches were made to the trail and everyone was ready to drop for a live broadcast on Televisa. Chase, Van Dine, Porter, Holden, and Shumaker were all lined up waiting rather impatiently for our cue to hit the gap for the first time on live TV. The Trophy truck started its engine and was on the pipe heading up the dirt road. The riders got the cue to drop in on the single track and all sent the road gap over the trophy truck fully pitched. All of the hard work and planning paid off as everyone hit their marks to pull off such an adrenaline-pumping stunt.
Metapec & Center Ceremonial
From there GASS parks and the riders headed over to Metapec for some more television shots around historical sites. Aaron Chase, Chris Van Dine, Eric Porter, Katie Holden, Jeremy Witek, and Russell Shumaker were joined by trials rider Danny Tomas and moto trials rider -------------- to showcase how we can transform a iconic centerpiece of Metapec into a two-wheel playground. For the last time on the trip, we shot for live Televisa, which is the largest television station in Mexico. Van Dine killed it there with a huge ledge to stair gap and brought his momentum to the next location of Center Ceremonial. This was an Aztec type stone structure littered with wall rides, wedges, gaps, and big hips. Nothing here was for the faint of heart. All of the riders rode super good as well as the builders of GASS parks holding their own. The day was a huge success and the entire crew got great photos and film.
Ixtapan de la Sal
The next morning a few riders headed home while Van Dine, Holden, and the GASS parks crew stayed to make a trip over to another volcano. The drive was long and the hike was exhausting, but the views and the 25 minute DH ride down were unforgettable. That night the team headed to Ixtapan de la Sal to recharge our batteries and do a little pump track maintenance for Ixtreme. The hospitality was unreal and the facilities have serious potential for DH, XC, BMX, and skate.
GASS parks has the opportunity to design and build the urban down hill mountain bike race in Taxco, Mexico. This is a historical city known for its silver mines. The race goes through the streets and alleyways of Taxco with gaps, drops, wall rides, and big jumps. GASS parks is planning to change the way people look at urban DH by making a really safe, fun, and challenging race course.
With Red Bull Rampage finishing up being the biggest MTB event of the year and no riders getting hurt we are now glade to be sending a crew down to Mexico for some up coming fun! The crew will be setting up a few stunts for a up coming TV shoot as well as working on Taxco a down hill race threw the city. check back next week as the will be sending photos are way of the build. also there are a few photos in the PROJECTS trails,ramps,park section showing photos of the 2012 red bull rampage build take a look!
looking forward to next year! congrats to all the riders of the 2012 Red Bull Rampage event!
take a look at are CEO and founder Jeremy Witek moving some dirt around in the CAT Mini X for Red Bull Rampage 2012 in the latest blog on red bulls site http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/rampage-2012-venue-build-021243255404487.
we will be up loading a photo page real soon in the next few days of other work being done on this years rampage event. follow @jeremywitek on twitter and istagram for new photos every day!
well things are shaping up to be the best Rampage ever! the dirt is in prime condition and in way better shape then 2010. with Red bull behind yet another great event like Rampage the 2012 event will show case never before surfaces for the riders to shred there bikes on. the Oakley icon sender will also be back in to play with some new add ons to it as well. also in the work are some one of a kind wood features that will allow the riders a chace to catch there breath down the over 1000' drop from start to finish. for more in-fo on the up coming Red Bull Rampage event of 2012 check out http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/Red-Bull-Rampage--The-Evolution-is-now-officially-021243253667874 for more photos whats going on at the build site!
Only a few weeks away from making the trip back out to the HOT UT land scape for the start of building Red Bull RAMPAGE 2012. we are in full stride getting things drawn up and the new start arch made.teaming up with H5 EVENTS this years 3 day event will take place oct. 5th, 6th, and 7th. with the return of the Oakley ICON sender with a bit of a twist to it and all the top invite on list of riders we are sure this years event will be the biggest yet! More spots to throw down more tricks to do and a one of a kind setting in UT GASSparks is happy to be a part of RED BULL RAMPAGE 2012!
On the east cost keep your eyes out in the DC area for a up coming MTB based park we will be posting up park lay out very soon on this new 77,000 sqr foot fun land!
With dates to be desided this week on when to start stage 2 of www.CranX.com indoor MTB based park in Syracuse NY we are super exited to make are way back to the east coast! time sure dose fly when your having fun and the one of a kind features that you see at Red Bull Rampage do not just get built they are desined by both people here at G.A.S.S. as well as red bull ridders and artist from Oakley as well. from what has bin popping up all ready the ridders should have more then they dreamed of to ride and show off there skills in the amazing setting of UT this year!
With Red bull"s RideNstyle event done for the year and many new tricks being done never before in a fixed gear event........ G.A.S.S. has moved are sites and are looking at are next builds! Having set the bar very high with the ever expanding market of indoor MTB parks we will be working on redoing some parts of Ray's Indoor MTB park in Wisconsion as well as starting stage 2 at CranX in syracuse NY early this summer!
with talks of more indoot MTB based parks looking to take shape with in the usa as well as over seas we are very exited for the up coming months.
also keep checking back to follow us for sneak peaks to what the best free riders and races in the world will be riding on at Red Bull Rampage this coming year. taking place in Vurgin UT, with the walk threw of the site coming up this month it is sure to leave even the riders breathless this go around!
here are a few clips from Red Bull RideNstyle
With only 8 days tell Red Bull Ride & Style 2 it is crunch time to make sure all the pices are built and ready for the artist to put there flair on this one of a kind event! Also with the new addition to the Red Bull event and the worlds first steel framed fully portauble mini veladrome is taking great shape with no one being allowed to ride it and the finished product not going to be showed tell the night of qualifing it is sure to be a even night of racing!
with the hole mini drome stood up now the team has pushed there way on to the free style features for red bull rideNstyle 2012! here is a sneak peak of whats to come!
with a solid day out of the way you will see the G.A.S.S. team has got all the frame work done for the mini velodrome that will be having SF's RideNstyle event hosted by red bull on the 28th of this month. take a peak and get ready for your shoot to win a place in this years event!
Here are a few Quick pics of what is going to make the RED BULL RideNstyle event this in SF. stuff is taking shape fast and is for sure going to be a great event!
with the steel and most of the wood needed being dropped off to day the boys from G.A.S.S. are going to get after it over the weekend! Thats right San Francisco get ready for Red Bull's Ride N Style event coming up on the 28th! with little time to build these ramps and the worlds first true full portable mini drome this event is sure to be a blast with the setting being in down town SF! pictures and up dates to come every day so check back!
With Spring around the corner G.A.S.S is in full swing with a bunch of upcoming events! The crew will be working on the event, Red Bull Ride N Style, happening on April 28th. This event will consist of us building the World's first portable mini velodrome! The World's first mini velodrome will have qualifying for the race happening on the 28th the night before the race in a top secret location in San Francisco. Address will be released coming soon! The event is happening at the Justin Herman Plaza downtown San Francisco and there will be plenty to look at, whether it be watching the races on the velodrome or watching the fixie guys go crazy on our art inspired obstacles!
Then, the crew will be headed to Virgin, Utah to help make mother nature's setting rideable for the 2012 Red Bull Rampage happening on Oct.5th-7th! Come witness the World's biggest mountain free ride contest consisting of some of the best riders alive tearing up the G.A.S.S course!
Depending what mother nature permits G.A.S.S to do, the crews heading back to CranX bike park in Syracuse, NY to start the building of stage 2 at the park. As well as going to Ray's MTB park in Milwaukee, WI for the new face lift on certain sections of the park.
G.A.S.S will be building the very first, top secret, Razor scooter training facility in Southern California! The facility will include foam pits, resi jumps, and state of the art box jumps!
With the first month of 2012 gone in the wind so are the empty spaces in side the 60,000 squre foot building that holds CranX indoor sports park! Things are moving right along in Syracuse NY with a true dirt jump inspired expert jump line that can be rode 3 wide! The phone has bin ringing, with projects coming in every week. The 2012 year is filling up fast with projects not only here in the USA but world wide, we are very happy at what looks to be are strongest year yet! coming up quick on us is Red Bull's event that took place last year in San Fransico called Ride-N-Style a fixed gear event with art inspired features for rides to show case there skills on. if you are east of ohio round up your friends and line up a weekend trip to CarnX in central NY!!!!!!!!
7 more days in the book for 2012 and a lot more, one of a kind lines at Cranx indoor bike park. the dreams are starting to show there shape....... the crew has grown, with two more great workers Amos Beury and Ron Kimler so things are moving right along! here are a few pics from the last week of work let us know what you think on are face book page and twitter! enjoy......!
with talks of new builds coming up soon the GASS park team has bin pushing hard with a small crew in Syracuse NY the past week, and Pushing the evolution of indoor action sports parks at CranX. here is a look at some one in a kind features you will only see in NY at CranX!
With a small 3 day brake in the building of of CranX indoor MTB park in Syracuse NY. The guys (steve st.arnold, Mark podgurski, and Jeremy Witek) have made fast work of some ridding features you will not see any were else in the world!
we have started on a new indoor MTB park called CRANX located in Syracuse NY. Here are a few pictures from http://www.patrickarmstrong.com/ showing some new one of a kind features! this place is going to be a true treat for the north east coast.
last week was a big week for us here at G.A.S.S with big talks of great new projects here in north america and over seas as well! some great new ridding sports are going to be popping up real soon!
With the building of "Built To Shred" a tv show hosted by Jeff King, are lead team member Jeremy Witek was on site to help build the MTB based theme that will be shown of Fuel TV's some time in FEB. Some riders that were shredding: Jeff Lenosky, Dennis Anderson, Mike "Hucker" Clark, Jimmy Levan, Eric Porter, kyle strait, Kurt Vories just to list a few! here are a few pics of what was built and shredded!
Happy thanks giving america........ check back for up dates on the BUILT TO SHRED building this week with FOX'S Jeff Lenosky check back for up dates and on site photos of the build this week!
dates are set for the BUILT TO SHRED tv show on FUEL TV. starting the 27th-2nd of this month we will be building on the set featuring GASS very owen JEREMY WITEK as the expert guest builder on the show. make sure you tune in to watch Jeff Lenosky and Kyle Strait throw down.
Just getting done with a new one of a kind pump track at the FOX HEAD back yard in the so cal area. we moved the old pump track to the side to make room for the moto boys and girls at FOX with a new pit bike track. with great dirt on site we were able to give them there owen full dirt compund lunch brakes may never be the same!!!!!!
the start to the SMAGE RIDING SHOWS ramps for AMERICAS GOT TALENT. hope every one voted for them and they make it to the finale 4. big thanks to race tech and paul thead for letting us use the parking lot to build the ramps.
to day went down to Fuel TV's home base for built to shred just out side of down town L.A. what a rad place it is a old building with a great build out inside with larger then life piano ramp that makes a riff as you shred across it! SICK!!! We Went there to day to start the first steps of making a plan for what we are going to be building in the park city area for a up coming MTB episode. here are some ruff ideas take a look should be RAD as all ways!
heading up to check out the BC crank works fest for a few days then off to look at a spot for an up coming event in 2012 it is going to be sick some were in the states we will let you know were and when soon.
in less then 2 weeks 2 new builds. a pump track for FOX here in so ca. also finished up moving the dirt for crank works BC
the start to Red Bull crank works BC glade we could help out with moving and forming the dirt!
fixed gear bikes take flight! teamed up with red bull to make the ride and style event that took place in SF.
red bull had us put some air under a supper line up at sea otter dirt jump event!