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The Pump Battle Series is Back for 2015 0

The Pump Battle Series returns in 2015 with a Dual Straight Rhythm-style track on May 10th, 2015 in Papendal Arhnem, NL. With pre-fabbed course and a kids race too, the event is sure to be a blast for any level rider. - Fred

2015 Pump Battle Series #1

After the success of the Pump Battle Series in 2014, the pump track race series is back for 2015.The first stop of the series will take place during the Papendal Bike Event on May 9th and 10th in Arnhem, Netherlands and feature a "straight rhythm" style track. MTB riders from all disciplines as well as BMX riders will battle against each other in a head-to-head racing format.

Two identical Bikeparkitetc modular pump tracks will be built next to each other. The pump tracks will be 100 meters long with a Pro Gate BMX start system. Be aware, you are aloud to pedal out of the gate.

During the qualification runs, all riders have one chance to set the fastest time on the pump track. Remember, you only have 1 shot to set your time! The 36 fastest riders will qualify for the head-to-head finales.

During finales, riders will race head-to-head and the fastest rider from every heat qualifies for the next round. At the end there are only 2 riders left for the big finale who will battle for the title of Pump Battle King of Papendal.

On Saturday we will be organizing a special pump track kids day with try out sessions and pump track demonstrations by Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track Challenge winner Joost Wichman and Olympic BMX finalist Twan van Gendt in addition to small races for kids up to the age of 10.

Registration can be done HERE or on-location Sunday morning from 09:00 - 11:00AM.

Race categories #PBS2015:

  • Category 1: 11 to 15 years old
  • Category 2: 16 years and older

Time Schedule:

Saturday 9th of May

  • 09.00 – 13:30 School kids program
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Break
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Left course: Kids try out sessions & Demo
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Right course: Free practice #PBS2015

Sunday 10th of May

  • 09:00 – 11:00 Registration #PBS2015
  • 09:30 – 11:30 Practice #PBS2015 – both categories
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Time trials #PBS2015 – both categories
  • 13:30 – 15:30 Finales – both categories
  • 15:40 – 16:00 Prizes

Papendal Bike Event:

The next Pump Battle Series will be at the 2nd stop of the UCI BMX Supercross and will be held at the Papendal Bike Event.Besides racing there will be bike trials demo’s, mountain bike tours and an expo Area.The whole weekend is packed with cycling action for young and old.

We hope to see you there.

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