Located in Guarda, Portugal, the “Quinta da Chamusca” farm is one of the best dirt jump parks in Portugal. Built with three different jump lines (big, medium, and small), a step-up booter and a foam pit, this park is rideable by any kind of rider, from groms to pro riders, all can enjoy this park. After the finished construction of most of the lines, we were invited by the local riders, Ricardo Esteves and Fábio Gil for the biggest jam of the year.Fábio Gil and Ricardo Esteves
Sandro Silva, one of the biggest pushers of the sport in Portugal, got tasked with the job of gathering the Portuguese riders for the occasion, joining together the small but progressive community, with riders from MTB Dirt, Downhill, Trails and Enduro as well as some of the best Portuguese BMX Dirt riders.Sandro Silva
At 6:20AM, bright and early, hoping to catch the max amount of natural daylight, we arrived at the park, taking a moment to take in the natural beauty that surrounded us. Arnaldo, is one of the many animals we can find on the farm
With the break of dawn and the riders giving the last finishing touches on the dirt, everything is ready to roll, but unfortunately, the dense fog and morning dew meant that the wooden features were way too slippery and would be off limits until the afternoon.In the first few passages we could already spot a train and a few tricks in the small line, with all the present riders warming up.Nuno "Pintas": Tailwhip Fábio Gil: Tuck no hander.Ricardo Esteves: Backflip.Tiago Badoia and National DH Champion, Vasco Bica.
Sandro Silva, always 'the man' at these events, started surprising everybody early with his backflip superman, with Ricardo Esteves following him up close boosting a Superman Seat Grab to the moon!Ricardo Esteves: Backflip one foot can.Sandro Silva: Tailwhip over the big jump.Ricardo Esteves: Canadian backflip.Nuno "Pintas": 360 tuck no hands.Ricardo Esteves: Backflip.
After an intense morning ride, nothing better than a barbecue (or as we called it “Churrasco”) to get some protein and recharge our bodies.
By the end of lunch time, and with all the wooden features nice and dry, it was time to hit the trail line, where Quinta da Chamusca delivers the best trails in Portugal, boosting you high up to the moon, and then back down.
There we could watch the wizardry of Nuno “Pintas” Barroso, Ricardo Esteves, and Sauro Agustinho, with some of the best tricks and whips of the day being thrown before our very eyes.Sauro Agostinho: Big whip.Nuno "Pintas": Big whip.Ricardo Estves: Nac nac.Nuno "Pintas": 360 table invert.Fábio Gil: Tuck no hands.Sandro Silva: Tailwhip.
By the end of the day, when everyone is already getting tired and out of gas, the top riders went on to jump the big line, building up the scene for what was to come.Sandro Silva: Backflip nac nac.Sauro Augustinho one of the most stylish bmx riders, here to pass the biggest jump (+/- 10 meters) on a brakeless bmx.Sandro Silva: Super man seat grab.Ricardo Esteves: Big front flip.
Ricardo Esteves, was on fire the whole day, throwing his signature Nac Nac, and dropping our jaws with his Canadian Flips every time he did them, and with less than a month after his very first attempts to double flip into the foam pit at La Poma, he decided to go for broke, and well, he stomped the first Portuguese Double Backflip, flawlessly.Ricardo Estves: Double backflipFábio Gil showing the double backflip video
After much celebration, and with a beautiful sunset, we thank everyone that made this jam possible and made it into an unforgettable day!Gonçalo Barroso, Ricardo Esteves, Nuno "Pintas", Pedro Fernandes, Jean Silva, Sandro SilvaCrew photo