The weather is flipping here in New Zealand, with winter starting to get its icy grip on the Southern Hemisphere.The wind was wild today, but the tracks had dried out a little so Josh Clarke and I decided to stick in the trees and film a small edit of him in Vic Park. Smooth and dialled through the interesting conditions down one of the OG trails in Vic Park, semi greasy and semi grippy at the same time.
It was one hell of a rad year of road trips, loose moments, skids and a bit of reckless behaviour. Check out our year in review edit.
Victoria Park has always been there for us, we remember spending many hours of our lives there. We remember the downhill shuttles and late night digging. We remember hanging with friends and clowning around. We remember all the good times. Even when new and shiny chairlift options come, go and will eventually come back again, Victoria Park will always be there for us because it will always belong to us. Since the fires that ripped through the Port Hills and removed Christchurch Adventure Park, Victoria Park has seen a lot of new “bike park” inspired traffic again. To meet this demand, the idea is to convert “Cool Runnings” into a graded blue jump track and clean up some of the trees and other tracks in the area. To help with some of the associated cost that comes with this, we can fundraise some money to go towards the digger and other costs associated with a build. That is why Secret Dog Society wants to help!
Secret Dog Society are stoked to team up with Gravity Canterbury and Texco to create the Vic Park Jersey. These high-quality jerseys are made in New Zealand and come in long sleeves. Available in two Canterbury inspired colourways, Black or Red with stripped linework and helping to show your support to the park with a fashionable Victoria Park logo running down the left arm. For every jersey sold, we will donate $20 to Gravity Canterbury to help with the build and any other maintenance that needs to be done. But, for those that want a more custom feel, you can put your name and/or number on the back of the jersey for only $10 more and we will also donate this $10 to the cause. That means we will be able to donate $20 to $30 per jersey sold.
You can buy these jerseys at Secret Dog Society
How this promotion will work:
All jerseys will be made to order and because of the large donation attached to each jersey, we, unfortunately, can’t hold stock because if we have left over jerseys it will take away from the donations. This will allow us to give the biggest donation possible! All orders will (try and) go to the factory every two weeks or when we have an order of ten jerseys and will take roughly three to five weeks for your jersey to arrive at your delivery address. You will receive an email about when it is going to the factory for manufacturing. This promotion will run from 12th of June till the end of July.
Who’s involved with this project:
Club Gravity Canterbury has long been a staple in the Christchurch downhill and Enduro scene, organising races, events and trail building Gravity Canterbury
Texco has been involved in Victoria Park for as long as we can remember by donating their time and diggers to help build jumps, and trail clean up on the hill. If you’re looking for a great company for your drilling, excavation, and earthworks solutions give Texco a call. Texco
Secret Dog Society, is a New Zealand made and based Mountain bike fashion company, designers of high-quality jerseys that make you look good on and off the bike. We have donated our design time, lowered the cost of our Long sleeve jerseys to $100 and from that donating $20 -$30 to the cause. Secret Dog Society
March was a pretty busy month, although there has been a little bit of a slowdown now with the weather and other life activities. But check out the quick little edit we did of Jonny Eden in Vic Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.. And some photos from over the last couple of weeks as well. Will have some new fresh footage dropping soon.
It was a bit of a rough start in Feb in Christchurch, we had a forest fire in the Port Hills which has shut down most of the riding around the area and damaged the recently built Christchurch Adventure Park. So it has been a little limited on the media creation front, so we have been venturing further abroad and getting back into some BMX photography.
We also created a video for Bike Methven to help the successful crowd funding for the Mt Hutt Bike Park. So check out some of the latest work below including the video for Hutt.