Join Specialized and NAMBA for “Soil Searching in Niseko”, an exclusive (registration only!) 2 day dig & ride event in the Twin Peaks Bike Park in Niseko, Hokkaido on 2nd & 3rd September.
In this 2 day event, volunteers will join the Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association (NAMBA) and Specialized’s teams of builders and riders to work on the trails in the bike park before the bike park’s grand opening! The trails are not yet open to the public making this a great chance to contribute your efforts to this volunteer-driven project, and an exclusive opportunity to ride the trails before the bike park opens.
About Soil Searching
Why not sponsor trail builders like athletes?
Specialized does. The Soil Searching is a movement to recognize, celebrate, and support the trail builders – the unsung heroes of mountain biking, building and shaping our sport.
Soil Searching is proud to be supporting NAMBA’s trail builders, kitting them out with the bikes and apparel they need to dig (and ride!) the trails at the Twin Peaks Bike Park.
Dig days, such as Soil Searching in Niseko, create community, impart knowledge and welcome riders of all ages and abilities to the sport. These outcomes align with NAMBA’s mission of creating, enhancing, maintaining, and protecting great places to ride in Niseko.
Day 1 itinerary:
|10:00am||Registration at Rhythm Japan Base|
|~||Introduction talk – learn about the project and about the Specialized Soil Searching program|
|~||Lunch – NAMBA has prepared bento lunch for all participants|
|~||Trail building – hands-on work in the bike park, helping NAMBA and Specialized complete trails within the park|
|4:00pm||Pack down – a good time for a shower and a nap before the afterparty!|
|5:00pm||After party and silent auction at Rhythm Japan Base – join us for beers and bites at the Rhythm Base! We will also be commencing the auction for a Specialized Turbo Levo SL LTD Soil Searching edition!|
Day 2 itinerary:
|9:00am||Group rides – organized rides with Specialized’s pros and the team building the Twin Peaks Bike Park|
|11:00am||Free ride – a chance to ride the trails at your leisure|
Parking at the trailhead is strictly prohibited – please use one of the below parking locations:
Building trails and community
NAMBA (Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association) is a registered nonprofit organization uniting the Niseko area towards the common mission of creating a world class sustainable mountain bike community, and off-road biking ecosystem.
The organization is well underway on their first project, the Twin Peaks Bike Park – this is a professionally built and maintained, free-to-ride trail network located in the resort area of Niseko, Japan. Once all phases of the project are completed, the park is expected to be home to some 30 kms of trails, making it Japan’s largest community bike park.
Beyond Twin Peaks, NAMBA’s masterplan for the area seeks to create an interconnected web of trails encompassing everything from beginner skills areas, to 50+ km backcountry epic trails, to lift accessed bike parks and everything in between.
We invite you to register to join our nonprofit, and hope to see you out on the trails soon!