Philippine Riders head to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship

Let’s take you back to April of 2018 where riders battled it out for a ticket to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championships. Perhaps the best definition written about the Men’s Open battle is that it was a battle of generations.

Read more about the Manila qualifier here.

Jerich Farr won the free ticket to the Worlds with a very thin margin over Bans Mendoza. Age aside, it was a perfect run by the winner and an error that caused a slight delay to an almost-perfect run by Mendoza.  Top 4 of the Men Open are qualified to compete in the RBPTWC with the winner Farr, receiving a prize of an  all expense paid race trip to Arkansas, USA.  Mendoza on the other hand was able to push through with his bid to the World finals with the support of his sponsors for his trip to the US.

Here are updates from our winners who’ll be heading out with the world’s best.

Quote from Jerich Farr FB Post. Photo from RBPTWC Manila Qualifier final round.
Bans Mendoza warming up during the RBPTWC Manila Qualifier.

The Manila Qualifier

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Manila Qualifier was hosted by Ortigas and Company, Circulo Verde, and organized by The Bike Playground. True to its vision of pushing boundaries and unlocking potential (aside from having fun!), constructing this facility has already brought in progress to the local cycling scene. More than that, fulfilment of one of its vision takes place this October as we’ll watch Philippine riders in the world championships. 


Go Philippines!

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Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier at The Bike Playground!


Photo: Sven Martin

WE’RE PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS SERIES! Let’s show the world how Pinoy’s pump!

A unique new global race series is set to excite the cycling community in 2018 with the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship.
The series will take pump track racing to a new level and bring a fresh face to bike racing all around the world from New Zealand to the USA, Chile to India and France to Japan.

Velosolutions, globally recognised for their leading pump track and bike park construction, have teamed up with Red Bull to launch the exciting series. Qualifier events will take place around the world ahead of the grand final on the 7th September 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland to coincide with the UCI MTB World Championships where the official Pump Track World Champion will be crowned.

“We are extremely grateful for all the adventures, new friendships, countries and cultures we have experienced around the world during Velosolutions pump track constructions. Through our partnership with Red Bull we can now give something back, The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship gives riders from around the world the chance to be a World Champion and make their country proud” – Claudio Caluori

Pump tracks are a worldwide success, combining rolling jumps with banked turns, they are accessible to all. Riders use the track features to gain momentum and attack the track as fast as possible. Depending on the track at each qualifying event, racing will take place in either a head to head battle or a time trial format.

Each qualifier will begin with a seeding run from which the top 32 men and top 8 women will progress to the knockout heats. The top 4 men and women from each qualifier will advance to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final in Lenzerheide. On top of that, the winner of each qualifier will win an expenses paid trip to the Lenzerheide final to battle it out against the best in the world.

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is truly accessible and open to anyone to compete for the World Championship title. For more information on the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship and to register for the event, visit:

redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com

https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-pump-track-world-championship

The Bike Playground Pump Track Challenge

The Bike Playground has a successful year since opening its doors March of 2017 and culminates the year with a get-together for all its patron and hosting a Pump Track Challenge!

Winners for the Men Open Category are:
1st Place - Bans Mendoza
2nd Place - Jerich Farr
3rd Place - Kimi Grande
Competition results and photos available at our official Facebook Page @TheBikePlayground