Europe has A LOT to offer and when it comes to MTB trails there is barely a region of the world that has more to give. With so many destinations to choose from it can be hard to choose the best of them for your holiday or your weekend-trip. With this series Radon Bikes gives us all a heads up on this topic. All destinations have been chosen by their team riders – Innes Graham, Manon Carpenter, Steve Schneider, Lukas Schäfer and the one-handed animal Tommy Wilkinson.

LA POMA // SPAIN

As winter begins to fade and we look to summer, a trip to La Poma bike park near Barcelona, with a sojourn to the amazing Pure Riding bike park in Girona was just the ticket to fire up the love of bikes.

For part 1 of this year long series we met German trail king Lukas Schäfer and his dog Foxy in the balmy warmth of a Spanish winter. Joining us, a returning Innes Graham showed us that his sabbatical to BMX for three years hasn’t slowed him up one bit.

La Poma, so wonderfully crafted by the team on the ground at Prima de Mar, is a 20 minute train ride from Barcelona, followed by a short pedal up hill. It’s been seen in countless edits, but its beauty is something to behold.

Skateparks, old school swimming pool bowls, a foam pit, dual track, skills section and 3 sets of killer trails provide the theatre for bike actors to show their flair on a daily basis. Dress rehearsals are welcomed and props given to anyone who enjoys two wheels.

La Poma is a testament to perseverance, passion and dedication to the cause. The team there have worked tirelessly to provide a place like no other – where everyone is welcome – and with the blessing of the local council.

As for the riders, they know how to make the most it, riding till the sundown goes down, with old school trail vibes the order of the day, while the dig crew water, repair and tend to their creations.

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Pure Riding Bikepark is one helluva place. 4 amazing trails, a fast uplift and unbelievably passionate owners. Europe’s best winter riding spot?

Innes Graham was riding his 140mm bike to the absolute limit. His time away from World Cup downhill and into BMX might mean he’s no longer a top 20 WC rider, but on his showing here you’d never guess.

Only 90 minutes from Barcelona, Pure Riding is a winter only destination located just outside of Girona, but very much worth visiting, as shown in the video above.

Thanks to La Poma and Pure Riding for going above and beyond to help us produce this first part of a year long project.

Project produced by @DWACO

Sat 15th Feb, 2020 @ 3:30 am

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