Video: Pumptrack Love - A Girls' Roadtrip to Berlin

Aug 10, 2012
by Ben Klose  
Views: 26,094    Faves: 117    Comments: 10


Recently, the two four-cross and enduro riders Laura Brethauer and Steffie Teltscher went to the pump track mecca Berlin, to bike around, to meet with other riders and have a good time, accompanied by filmmaker Ben Klose and photographer Christoph Bayer.

Riding pumptrack is simply amazing! That may confirm any of you who already was on a pumptrack, minimum effort for maximum happiness! However, not every pumptrack is the same, there are those that flow quite well, those which doesn't and some are perfect where you won't stop riding anymore. Among the latter are definitely the tracks built by Joscha Forstreuter. Where else will you find more pumptrack designed by the master himself than in Berlin? And because this city is always worth a visit and a lot of our friends from the bike scene live there, Steffie Teltscher and Laura Brethauer packed up their pumptrack-bikes and drove to Berlin.

let s start the trip to Berlin
#1 Pumptracklove Roadtrip: Steffie & Laura


Steffie & Laura

At pumptrack warschauerstreet

Pumptrack warschauerstreet

Sightseeing!



some not invented small guests
Breakfast time


Gymtrails:











Time for some cupcakes.


Pumptrack at warschauerstreet:





Mellowpark:

checking the material




Our to-do-list

Goodbye Berlin!

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63 Comments

  • 15 1
 Girls on Bikes........ mmmmmmmm!!! Then they went and got little Cup Cakes...... cute....!! Nice riding tho!!!.............
  • 7 0
 Ok, I know it's politically incorrect to make sexist statements about female riders.............................but if Pinkbike litters the story with revealing tanktop cleavage shot of these ladies ripping, a pic of a muddy butt, and then a cupcake shot, would I (or anyone else for that matter) be wrong if I commented about it?????????????
  • 4 2
 I hate it whenever there's a post with females because, inevitably, the super lame sexist comments follow. However, you really have a point with this post. Cupcakes? Just wow. Talk about perpetuating a stereotype. I've met and been coached by some of the Canadian DH women, and let's just say cupcakes and riding do not go together for them. They shred hardcore. Wish we could see more of them here on PB. It would earn females riders the cred we deserve.
  • 10 5
 its so boring, we are girls, we ride, stop with this abusive sexual comments.... its so disappointing, honestly, it looks like we dont ride, we are only objects.
  • 11 1
 Hello, Pinkbike. I am a man- a heterosexual man, and I think those "cute" cupcakes look awesome and tasty. Surely I can't be the only dude to appreciate a sweet snack every now and then.
  • 9 1
 @antmav I guess it all depends on your perspective. I'm starting to feel like women can't win either way on Pinkbike!

If they're in a story and they dress in baggies and a loose shirt with no make-up they often get bashed for looking like a dude.

If they wear tanktops (I don't think they're that revealing, and I'm a girl) they get bashed for being over sexual. It very well could be that's what they are comfortable riding in and do camera or not. There are as many personalities on a bike as there is off a bike, and just as many styles. Why do women HAVE to dress or look a certain way to be accepted as a female ripper?

As a matter of fact I found the "butt shot" interesting because I've never seen riding shorts like that! But I don't find these images overtly sexual either. Then again I'm not a sexually charged 16 year old!

I think these conversations are important, because in the long run women won't be such a hot topic, they'll just be part of the norm and future rippers wont have to worry so much about the stigma.
  • 1 2
 ironic cupcakes were ironic
  • 2 2
 @Iwantapinkbike, I think women can win on Pinkbike. Keep showing women ripping just like in this video and eliminate the 'fluff'. IMO, there was no need for a muddy butt shot, the cupcake shot, or any of the other tanktop cleavage shots. I agree, the shots themselves are not bad, but they do NOTHING to add to the cool vid!!!!!!!!! This vid could stand on it's own. IMO, Pinkbike didn't need to go where they did, they did these women a disservice. They rip.

This post could have kept the headline, showed a few lifestyle shots, a few action shots, a few scenery shots, and the entire package would've been spot-on.

IMO, Pinkbike in a round about way catered to a sexually charged 16 year old audience. Not that I think there is anything wrong with that...............coming from a sexually charged 45 year old guy. hahahahaha
  • 4 0
 Cupcakes are an issue with you guys? I understand you're all scared of women but please...
Whats the temp when these pics are taken? If a girl wants to wear a tank top on a hot day of riding, go ahead.
Attractive girls that are awesome riders that happen to understand a little sex appeal can help in a male dominated industry? Pinkbikers save us!
  • 6 0
 wow this conversation is so sad, this was a great lil video showing a great city and the awesomness that is pumptracks and the biking lifestyle, it just so happened to have girls riding instead of guys and doing what girls do [cupcakes], making the trip fun, all with a refreshing change from dubstep as the song... too many damn horny 16yr olds on the internet!!!!!!!!!!

who gives a $hit what they look like or were wearing, this is a biking website, if you thought they looked hot etc, keep it to yourself and stfu!
  • 2 0
 I think you get the stupid sexual comments on anything containing women on the internet to be fair - it's not just pinkbike. The anonymity of the internet causes these stupid comments that never get made in real life. I'm sure as the popularity of mountain biking increases with women and the exposure of female riding on pinkbike increases the stupid comments will start to stop. I enjoyed this write up, I ride a fair bit of pumptrack myself and I thought it was cool to see girls having fun riding bikes. The only picture that was unnecessary was the ass shot in my opinion. That was just begging for some immature comments.

As a 16 year old boy myself I'd like for the immaturity on pinkbike to stop already because I genuinely think it's off-putting for female riders when everything they do is sexualised. A girl can eat a friggin' cupcake if she wants to. It would do the industry and biking scene a whole load of good if more girls started to ride. So please guys, stop with the immature shit... Salute
  • 1 0
 STOP OVER ANALYZING , so your all saying that girls that ride should grow beards and eat cactus?, those cupcakes sure look good to me as anything else in this video! .life is too short try to enjoy it while you can!
  • 1 0
 Cupcakes?? I thought they were muffins... And please no comments on muffin from all you sexist beasts!! Wink
  • 11 0
 What a refreshing video, the reason most people ride - to hang out with their friends and have a great time on their bikes. Really well done without too much hype and grandstanding. This is one of the better articles on PB that I've seen in a while. Great song selection and editing as well.
  • 11 0
 did that sparrow just hatch out of the egg?!!!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 i think it's alright to admit that these women are both great athletes and attractive. right? when you get into the very basic mindset of (particularly young) men though, you are going to get to the reality that heterosexual men enjoy attractive women for their athletic abilities as well as their appearance. i don't think that women have a problem with this. but there is a middle ground of verbiage that must be used. to deny the fact that healthy men and women are attracted to each other in whatever form it may be is to deny core aspects of what makes us all human. just don't be a jacka*s about it!
  • 6 0
 du hast ein vogel!
  • 1 0
 Why am I crazy? Looked like a damn good time to me.
  • 23 0
 I'd make them sandwich.
  • 1 0
 Are all those pumptracks open to the public or do you have to get permission or pay or something of the the such to ride them? If someone could let me know that'd be appreciated. I was already planning to tour Berlin on my DJ/4X bike and now that I know about these pumptracks, it'll just make the trip that much better eh?
  • 2 0
 I would feel so foolish if I rode with those girls. Anyway, does anyone else feel like they wish they could be with a girl who loves to ride as much as themselves? My wife won't go anywhere near a bike.
  • 6 1
 Dibs!
  • 2 0
 Danm it ... Hahhaha
  • 1 0
 Perfect timing....I am flying to Berlin tomorrow for work. If anyone is willing to hook me up or provde some more info I would be grateful. PM would be wicked.I am building a pumptrack in my garden right now.
  • 5 3
 2 girls, a few cupcakes and a bit of pumping. Sounds like your average German video. Could do with a bit of bratwurst though
  • 2 1
 MTB. written in blood. are we witnessing a new order born?

just asking, why do they call Berlin a pumptrack mecca? there are many of them?
  • 1 0
 So much fun! I wish more girls would embrace cycling. I thought it was cool they showed some fun shots other than the pump track ripping. Good job Girls Smile
  • 1 0
 Was in berlin last september, did not see a single pumptrack. Good reason to go back and take a closer look Smile
  • 2 0
 Where are these pump tracks in Berlin??
  • 2 0
 the warschauer one is right near the bahnhof there, super easy to get to with the train. same stop as lots of the night clubs too.
  • 1 0
 thanks
  • 1 0
 Fosters home should have named the song " Pumped up Chicks" not "Pumped up kicks" Big Grin Great video!
  • 1 0
 nice. Going to show the gf this tonight for more inspiration. Good stuff.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know what kind of shorts those blue ones are? Are they mtb specific? Brand? I WANT!
  • 1 0
 The blue ones with pink are IXS shorts, blue one with black is cube
  • 2 0
 Women on bikes that can shred harder then me, awesome. Cupcakes, yum.
  • 2 1
 One of the best articles ive seen on PB!! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 FNG right here^^^
  • 1 0
 really nice and summery Smile
  • 1 0
 Great video! Go Laura and Steffie!!!
  • 3 2
 The Vid is like watching grass grow :&
  • 1 0
 Very nice video and pictures, congratulations!
  • 1 0
 Haha i wish girls in America could drive stick
  • 1 0
 The bird and the MTB blood pics are awesome! Smile
  • 1 1
 terribly boring video ! i like the pic of the bird flying off the plate though haha !
  • 1 0
 Laura Brethauer, as in sister of German Olympic BMXer Brethauer?
  • 1 0
 Yes Smile Fast family
  • 1 1
 Awesome! Bet they were pumped after that trip!
  • 1 1
 Great video, looks like fun!
  • 2 1
 whats the point of this?
  • 2 1
 Don't mind him he's gay.
  • 1 0
 we just heart this!!!
  • 1 1
 :O
  • 1 1
 Fresh !!
  • 1 1
 so sweet!
  • 1 1
 i got a chubby
  • 1 1
 Bird Flu
  • 1 2
 Ooh miike
  • 1 3
 scwetty clam lickers?

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