Video: End of an Era Farewell Jam at the Bensink BMX Gates Compound

Oct 7, 2020
by Niels Bensink  


The end of an era has come. After more than 15 years the Bensink BMX Gates compound will be taken down. To celebrate the history, work hours, progression, jams, sessions and all the other memories it was time for one last jam. Over the years the yard has grown to be a BMX and mountainbike heaven with multiple riding options for everyone including a pumptrack, race track, dirt jumps and trickjump. We invited 100 riders to join Niels Bensink for one last ride and to enjoy all the new lines and jumps that hadden't seen a jam yet. The day was all about fun with friends with good music by a Red Bull DJ, a BBQ, many drinks and a bonfire. Luckily the weather was on our sides too with sunshine all day. All-in-all it made for good times, some crashes and plenty of laughs that went on till late in the night. Next to just sessioning we also set out some little events like high jump, best scrub, long jump, best whip, best trick and many more with prizes for the winners. In the end it was the best goodbye the yard could wish for and an emotional night for sure!

Thanks to the following partners for making it happen:
Bensink BMX Gates
RedBull
Radon Bikes
Vee Tire Co
Meybo Bikes

Video shot and edited by:
Halux Visions

Pictures by:
Adam Yu
Bubaswan

Aerial shot of the bonfire. Most riding was done by now but the jam wasn't over just yet

Trains all day

The man that made dreams come true: Albert Bensink

Lukas Schäfer made the drive over from Germany together with the Radon Bikes crew

It was a sunny day so everybody was chilling in the grass field around the jumps

Niels Bensink catching air during the high jump contest

Mister Style Sem Kok

Best Whip during golden hour saw some crazy kickouts

Menno Rouwenhorst winning Best Trick

Fun was had!



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8 Comments

  • 42 4
 Please take all BMX content off of Pinkbike, I didn't spend thousands on a bike to watch people who spent mere hundreds on a bike be more stylish and daring than me.
  • 9 0
 Wait until you see next years E-bmx
  • 8 0
 @Steventux you just summed up why they don't show 20" dirt very often.
  • 8 0
 That was beautiful, sad to see it go. Why is it being taken down? It seems to have so much flow and Niels Bensink is still a top performer on the pumptracks (like Crankworx recently).
  • 2 0
 [cross fingers] hope it was not to make room for a big-box store.
  • 3 0
 beautiful edit ! what a shame to tear down such a spot ! hope they ll have the space to build a new one!
  • 2 0
 That spot looks sooooo fun.
  • 1 0
 Super cool, wish we’d had stuff like that when I was a kid ... Calabasas was just a raw Creek bed back then.

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