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Mayhem Mountain: Activity Area Part 1

Want to ride skateboards and BMX bikes? We have good news, the Summit will have both.

Want a foam pit to practice throwing big tricks? Oh yeah, the Summit’s getting that, too.

There isn’t a reason to “go home” with a giant pit of foam beneath you. “Go big” at the Summit in 2013. (Photo by Podknox/Flickr Creative Commons)

You can find this at Mayhem Mountain, one of the adventure basecamps set to be featured at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Spohn Ranch, a skate and BMX park design company out of California, which has designed courses for X Games competitions, is building the skate and BMX facility at the Summit to make sure you get the best experience possible.

“Holy smokes, is this cool! We got the big dogs coming in and they’re doing skate and BMX parks,” said Tom Wagner, the action sports development director for Trinity Works. “Those are two activities you find kids on in any urban environment.”

Welcome All Skill Levels

The great thing about the design of Mayhem Mountain, as well as the other activity areas, is that it is accessible to everyone, regardless of experience level. In other words, expert and beginner riders can take advantage of the facility in the way that best suits them.

“It will give participants a chance to do things at their skill level, so if someone comes in and has been skating for 4 years, they don’t have to start with ‘This is a skateboard; this is a helmet; no those pads don’t go on your knees,’” explained Mike Patrick, general manager of the Summit. “They can start right into the tricks they know, and head for the foam pit.”

Stay tuned for more updates on adventures at the Summit!

What trick are you most excited to try at the Summit’s Mayhem Mountain?


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