Kona’s first ever major Irish Demo day took place Saturday and Sunday gone April 25th and 26th at Bike Park Ireland. This coincided with them becoming a Kona approved bike park, their rental fleet is now all Kona bikes. The Event was put together by Graham Kenny of Bike Park Ireland and Mbw bike shop in Moycullen. Together they managed to pull a full range of gravity bikes plus some free-range and road bikes for the Demo. The most tested and talked about bikes were the Process range of bikes with all saying they were magical down the trails, followed closely by the Precept 200 and the Rove’s. The Wo fat-bike got its fair share of attention too, with all who tested it saying it moved a lot quicker over the trails than they expected.
Team Mbw-Kona were there in full attendance to help folk out with which bikes might suit them best to demo and to guide/show-off down the network of trails. Neil, Garry and Jonathan also took time out to shoot some footage railing a Ti Rove and regular Rove down the parks green trail, on which Neil managed to find some extra time to hug a tree.
All in all the demo weekend was very well attended and all who were asked reported that they had a great time and that it was organized very well, those who were in the Park for the first time were shocked at its professionalism, the signage said to be excellent, Café extremely tasty and super clean and all staff very friendly and helpful. The rapidness of the uplift service was also very positivity pointed out to us by many members of the public, its efficiency and help of the driver was a credit to the park and local community.
Massive thanks to Graham and Co for hosting us at the event. Please check out the park’s website for all their details, Summer hours will be starting soon and the park is hosting the National XC Champs race in July so please support. http://www.bikeparkireland.ie/
Special mention to Scott Coyne and Colin O’Halloran who worked tirelessly all weekend, hope you guys enjoyed yourselves . Thanks also to Patrick Holmes for the wonderful photos and to our teams proud sponsor’s
Mbw bike shop, Moycullen.
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