October 2016 saw the first ever Groundwork event, held at “La Chateau de Gressoux” in the Franche-Comtéregion of France. The event was a meeting, and indeed a ‘thank you’ to those that helped and still work to build Bombtrack into the brand it is today. From across Europe we brought together team riders, ambassadors, distributors, shops and “family” members like OSM films, photographer Jason Sellers and design partners such as Olaf Wit. These kind of events don’t happen often enough, but when they do it’s always a pleasure to be surrounded by, and ride bikes with such incredible people.
In September 2017 the second edition of our anual GROUNDWORK event took place. This time we swapped rural France for something a little more closer to home, actually so close to home it was only a stone’s throw from our office in Cologne. The half-timbered and former manor house named „Landgut Breibach“ was our base for heading out into the surrounding landscape we know so well. When originally conceiving our GROUNDWORK event for the first time, our intention was to keep the riding as the focal point, and spread over a few days so we can catch up, talking bikes with like-minded friends consisting of teamriders, freelancing contributors, distributors, long time supporting shops and befriended media.