Video: Nico Vink Shows off his New Creations at La Fenasosa Bike Park in 'Spreading Happiness'

Jun 10, 2020
by Transition Bikes  

Nico Vink, a name that comes along with imagery of Fest Series big air, going ridiculously fast, and of course, style. But what many might not know, is that Nico also spends much of his time building trails that even us mortals can enjoy. In his words, "Spreading Happiness". He recently just finished up a big project at La Fenasosa Bike Park in Alicante, Spain where he built multiple lines, from beginner to pro. Above is the full highlights cut, but continue down to hear more about the project from Nico as well as watch a "One Shot" clip and his favorite POV lap.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

Words: Nico Vink

Fenasosa is a Bikepark in Spain one hour from Alicante. The Bikepark is owned by the Orban family they've been running the park for 12 years. The family has Belgian roots and they used to race the Belgium DH national series, that's where I originally met them. 2 years ago Jean Phillipe and Alex Orban reached out to me and asked me if I would be down to build a line in the Park.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

I enjoy different styles of riding and building, Sometimes I just want to build big and scary stuff but I also love building stuff that flows. I like the challenge of building stuff that suits all levels of riding, Just trying to create different rhythms in the same line, hidden gaps etc. I love building lines that will be open to public. It's kinda like spreading happiness. Whenever I've built a new public trail, I really enjoy sitting in the woods watching and listening to people ride the fresh build.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

​I wanted to build something creative and technical for my video mixed with flow trail for the park. The first build was the fresh line. The line is almost one km long, the goal was to build something fast and flowy with options to gap, triple or manual. I always try building features that have different options of how to ride them. That way the trail is more interesting and leaves margin to progress. There's a hidden extension on the new line with a couple more technical and creative features. The lines I modified are called the 55 and the SX line. The 55 has a similar layout to the original version but I modified the existing features and added a bunch of new features. The original SX was 8 years old and super fun to ride but there was a lot of opportunity to make the jumps bigger so we did.


In total, we've been building for more or less 2 months. Originally we were only supposed to be building for 3 weeks to then shoot a video. The first 3 weeks we built the new line and the pro extension to the line. Due the lockdown, the videographer wasn't allowed to travel so we had to postpone the shoot. On top of the lockdown, we had the wettest month of April since they started registering the rainfall, This meant we couldn't ride or shoot the line anyways. The lockdown was pretty tight in Spain but luckily the park is on private property and we were able to use that time to build more. My buddy Kristof came out to build for 10 days and it was really rad to have the bike park locals helping us build the lines. I Can't thank The Orban family enough for the good times.


Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

My life is dedicated to riding bikes and building new trails to then ride on. I'm finally in a position where I get enough support to do these types of projects and I'm beyond grateful to the people supporting me. I'm stoked on the companies supporting me and therefore I want to stoke them out. I'm riding for Transition Bikes, Neatflow, Hopetech, Reverse, Looseriders, Kenda, Ohlins, Bell and Vans.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

Photos for Nico Vink X La Fenasosa Bike Park.

Location: La Fenasosa Bike Park in Alicante, Spain
Video/photos: Fernando Marmolejo

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68 Comments

  • 57 1
 Ya Nico!
  • 3 5
 "Come back please " Big Grin
  • 30 0
 Some company should release a limited edition Vink wheelset that is just a rear wheel.
  • 12 0
 To be fair, he rides on his front wheel too as he nose manuals.
  • 2 0
 A good part of the ride neither of his wheels touch the ground so that should compensate for the bit of time that they do.
  • 20 0
 Steezus Christ that was nice!
  • 1 0
 A Nico Vink and a Cody Kelly edit in the same day...we’re getting pretty spoiled
  • 19 0
 The Music and style reminds me of old freeride edits, I love it.
  • 14 0
 Best video so far that I've seen this year.
  • 4 0
 Absolutely.
  • 2 0
 yup, came here to say the same!
  • 1 0
 Totally. I doubt anything will beat this one. Wow!
  • 12 1
 SUPER nice looking trails, Nico builds the best trails, but even though know that every landing will be perfect,
Still dont know if would want to jump that big?
  • 5 4
 You're in the wrong mindset, just send it!
  • 1 0
 @blkmrktrider156: send it right to the emergency room you say? Smile
  • 1 0
 @stiingya: send it right to your chick's house Wink
  • 4 0
 Such a cool video. I love watching guys like this hit gnarly lines that I would never even dream of riding, but its equally cool to see Nico masterfully ride a trail I might be able to ride myself (at least some of it...). Also Nico seems like a really cool guy, I love his awareness and passion for what he does.
  • 6 0
 ok, La Fenasosa is on the list.
  • 5 0
 It's illegal to do that many manuals unless it's Monday. Amazing riding and dope track.
  • 4 0
 Made it halfway through and had to pause to reflect and comment. VINK IS GOD.
  • 5 0
 ALL HAIL KING NICO! such a sick edit
  • 3 0
 Legend, all around nice guy, great rider and a sick trail builder! Massive respect! Vinkline is one of my favorite trails!
  • 2 0
 #Angelfirebikepark #Angelfire Please build this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG
  • 1 0
 Love angelfire!! World cup is a dream track and supreme is pretty awesome too!!
  • 3 0
 Man I wonder how many hours he has into that spot
  • 2 0
 we already miss you here in Chatel, come asap dude ! it will always be your home Smile
  • 2 0
 So many nuggets in here. @ about 0:55 nollie to long manual. Just another pump track for Nico LoL
  • 2 0
 What the heck, those trails are unworldly! Nico is just addictive to watch. Never disappoints.
  • 1 0
 Vink really needs to work on his manuals. It’s so awkward watching him struggle with the balance and flow. Oh well, I’m sure he’ll get it dialed some day...
  • 2 0
 Nico wrote the manual on manuals. Sooooooo much style. Amazing edit. I love watching this guy ride a bike.
  • 2 0
 That transfer - berms are a thing beauty as all the trailbuilding work
  • 2 0
 tons of flow, superb control... very well done !
  • 1 0
 Nico should team up with Sean Leader to build the greatest trail in history.
  • 1 0
 Too bad there won't be any LooseFest this year, but we could compensate by visiting La Fenasosa! Nico rocks!
  • 1 0
 A guy who can ride anything that gets that a huge percentage of his fans cannot. Nico's my kind of guy. Inclusive!
  • 2 0
 Who else wants that Transition now...
  • 1 0
 Niko Vink is a trail building and bike riding Jedi Master. What a great ambassador. Keep building those masterpieces Niko!
  • 1 0
 When I win the lottery I am for sure hiring Nico to build me something insane in my back yard!
  • 2 0
 well dang.
  • 1 0
 Nico has style for miles!
  • 3 1
 \m/(-_-)\m/
  • 1 0
 That tree gap was so awesome! So much style.
  • 1 0
 Such style! Love your riding man.
  • 2 0
 Yeah Nico, awesome work!
  • 2 0
 Smooth as butter.
  • 2 0
 BMXXL.
  • 1 0
 so bad ass, that scout is sweet too!!
  • 1 0
 So what's the high score after all those trick combos?
  • 2 0
 The world needs this !!!
  • 2 0
 Dang, that was rad.
  • 1 0
 Work of Art!!!!!!!!! Thank You!
  • 1 0
 great stuff man! yaa soo progresive
  • 1 0
 vink is the mum of manuels
  • 1 0
 This video make me as happy as a fat kid with a box of grim donuts,
  • 1 0
 was that a Transition at 4:51 ;-)
  • 1 0
 Love the riding and the tunes
  • 1 0
 Nose bonk/manual...repeat...repeat - steeze for dayz.
  • 1 0
 No person I'd rather watch ride a bike
  • 1 0
 Dopeness
  • 1 0
 Long Live Nico Vink!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah!
  • 1 0
 YES
  • 1 0
 Awesome.
  • 1 0
 oh hell yeah
  • 1 0
 So good!
  • 1 2
 Mind bender! New Sentinel has been full send approved.
  • 10 0
 From his instagram looks like the Scout.
  • 3 0
 Definitely a Scout. Amazing what he can do on a little bike!

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