Video: Thomas Vanderham & Wade Simmons Ride Germany's Newest Bike Park

Jun 23, 2022 at 9:05
by Rocky Mountain  

We're excited to partner with Green Hill Bikepark and couldn't wait to go check it out. Germany’s newest bike park is located about 2.5 hours away from Frankfurt near the small city of Schmallenberg. With just weeks before the opening day, we just had to send Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham to guinea pig all the features, with Margus Riga tagging along to capture all the action.

Built in partnership with Gravity Logic, the team that has helped build legendary trails around the world, we knew that we could expect world-class trails. As soon as we arrived, it was evident that the trail builders had moved a lot of dirt over the past year to get the park ready for opening day — July 1, 2022.

We landed, jet-lagged but excited to get out on the bike. After a couple shots of espresso with the incredible people behind this project, Felix Saller, Christin Hellermann and more, it was time to get the bikes ready. We met up with our friends Florian Kanietzko and Julia Schäfer and started exploring!

We had a blast. Everyone in the area welcomed us with open arms and helped create a truly memorable experience. The Schmallenberg area is a stellar place to visit. There were bikes, jumps, beers, food, friends and even a surprise beer-wagon ride — good times!

A Green Hill Media Department Production
Camera & Post-Production: David Karg
Still photography: Margus Riga



  • 35 0
 "2.5h away from Frankfurt". That's about the same as saying 'somewhere in Germany - not in Frankfurt, though'
  • 7 1
 Because we all know Frankfurt is the capital of Germany.
  • 6 0
 @transitter: its right in the middle of europe, you can take the bus pretty much from anywhere
  • 3 2
 @transitter: I see you have never been to America.
  • 12 0
 @warmerdamj: I have and it was nowhere near Frankfurt. Will visit this green hills bikepark someday because it’s only a three our drive. Wondering how long the hills stay green, most German Forrest are brown these days…
  • 1 6
flag warmerdamj (Jun 26, 2022 at 10:35) (Below Threshold)
 @transitter: Whoosh.
  • 1 0
 It close to Winterberg and Willingen right? That is nice
  • 2 0
 @tommynator: Closer to Frankfurt would be much better...
  • 3 1
 2.5h "away from" isn't ANYTHING for Canadians.... skiing for a weekender 8h from home? no big deal
  • 11 0
 "I can't believe I do this for a living." ... Neither can my high school guidance counselor.
  • 8 0
 Having those guys guinea-piggin’ your bike park is as if you had Led Zeppelin playing in the inauguration of a new bar!
What a cool experience!!
  • 7 0
 That snow cat drop looks epic. Putting this on the list next time I’m visiting my in-laws.
  • 6 0
 looks beautifully built. Hope there are some technical lines as well and not just flow lines
  • 3 0
 I'm assuming Rocky Mountain got the contract to supply the rental fleet at this bike park; since this piece on the Green Hill Bike Park seems more like a Rocky Mountain bikes promotional.
  • 1 0
 good thing about the RM7 is, that it is compatibel with any fork, as frame will always break first;-) And no, i really like the old RM6/7 frames...
  • 2 0
 Brechsand-Autobahn everywhere?
  • 3 0
 RM7 needs a Shiver
  • 2 0
 Totally. That single crown makes it look like a crack head's bike.
  • 3 0
 Nope that was the wade edition . It needs a monster t.
  • 2 0
 So, not grüner Hügel?
  • 3 0
 Probably they expect a lot of you Canadians and Americans to come over lol
  • 1 0
 If that's a greenn hill, I'd love to see the double black

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