Throwback Thursday: Friendly Reminder

rebel jam, nuno oliveira pic, defgrip

Dear All,

unfortunately we had a few complaints from last night.

We would just like to ask you again to keep as quiet and clean as possible.

The ART HOTEL is a brand new, nice and unique hotel and we are in the lucky position to get special rates and a very well treatment.

Please see this as a friendly reminder, it would be a pretty mess and embarrassing if we would need to leave and look for a new place tomorrow!

Plus – ALL damages, trashing or other costs will be charged to your room / CC.

Many Thanks!


This friendly reminder was slipped under doors during Rebel Jam 2011. Presumably only the ones that riders were staying in.

Rebel Jam 2012

Vans Rebel Jam goes Spain

Cologne, Germany, 7 September 2012. After stops in Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands, the Rebeljam has landed in Spain for 2012. Park, street, dirt and flatland riders from all over the world are expected to make the trek to Eurocamp in Tossa de Mar, on the weekend of 5-7 October.

By riders, for riders is the motto of the Vans Rebeljam. Making the riding scene healthier afterwards is a good bonus. This year Axel Jurgens’ ramp facility at Eurocamp will receive an overhaul for the event and the added constructions will stay after the event. With plenty of camping and hotel facilities in walking distance from the ramps and the beach just 300 meters away, the venue is next perfect.

“The event is open for pro riders only, but there is no special invite needed,” says organiser Andy Zeiss. “Moving the event to Spain for 2012 at Axel’s amazing park we’re expecting a good turn-out. It’s just an hour north of Barcelona and has a private beach. We’re ready for some good times.”

For the first time in Rebeljam history four BMX disciplines will be held: Dirt, Park, Street and also Flatland is back on the program after its success in Eindhoven in 2011. Signing up is possible now on the website. You can also find all accommodation info on the site under the USEFUL button. Use the promotional code (“REBEL”) which is valid till 20 September 2012 to get a discount on the booking.

We’re looking forward to welcome you at Eurocamp on the weekend of 5-7 October 2012.


Check out our photogallery from last years Rebel Jam in Eindhoven for the hell of it.

Rebel Jam Edit

Dominik Wrobel was on hand at this years Rebel Jam and was kind enough to put together this edit of the festivities for us.

Thanks Dom!


Photogallery: Rebel Jam 2011

I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands where the world-renowned Vans Rebel Jam went down. It was held in the city of Eindhoven, which is about an hour and change from Amsterdam. This was my first time to this part of the world and from what I could tell, it is a beautiful country.

Rebel Jam is one of those contests that you always hear good things about, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation to come over and cover it for Defgrip. This was my first ever Rebel Jam, and it did not disappoint. From accommodations to the actual event, it all went down as smooth as my eyes could tell. Barring any jet lag or “zombie mode” scenarios, it was a good time. Also, it’s always good when you can make riding history at an event, and Rebel Jam did that.

Thanks to Andy Zeiss and all the Vans staff for a great experience.

Dominik Wrobel is cooking up an edit for us, so check back soon for that.

Be sure to check out Ride BMX, DIG, Ride UK and Rebel Jam sites for action shots, results and more.

Click below to check out my photos from my time in Eindhoven.