Near Montpellier: Baillargues has opened one of the best urban sports complexes in Europe

(© City of Baillargues)

Saturday, July 2 Bayargue city We have opened a new urban sliding complex near the future Gérard Bruyère Park. Important projects that help strengthen the appeal of municipalities, especially their offerings, have turned a particularly ambitious sport around.

Inauguration ceremony held in the presence of Jean-Luc Meissonier (Mayor of Baillargues) and Vice President of the Occitanie region, Camel Chiburi I was able to remember the importance of physical activity and soft mobility in our daily lives. HurricaneHost company FISE Attended and on the occasion, initiations and demonstrations by professional riders Nathan Ravier, Sacha Feske, Lucas Vincent and Alex Jumerin were also provided.

Mayor Bayarg, Jean-Luc Messonier, rider Alex Jumerin.
Mayor Bayarg, Jean-Luc Messonier, rider Alex Jumerin (on the right). (© City of Baillargues)

Complete a sports offer

“To complete the sport offering, the city of Viralguez wanted to create a multimodal urban sliding complex that would meet the needs of young people who love sliding sports by creating a fascinating place of interaction,” Jean said. -LucMeissonnier looks back. The potential of this complex: scooters (the most popular sport in skateparks), as well as rollerblades, skateboards and BMX (a field that will appear in the Olympics).

For the record, it was labeled “Terre de jeux 2024” as part of the next Olympic Games in Paris, and Bayarg and its new sliding complex were selected as the training center for the Olympic Games. Therefore, equipment of this quality has become indispensable! Video report by Arnaud Boularand..

Project Outline

This complex is part of an approach aimed at democratizing urban sports practices and promoting physical activity while promoting interaction between populations, in a completely safe and practical area. It is part of the configured site.

– Consists of several complementary and interconnected loops, without specific equipment for sliding or landing (freestyle scooter, street BMX, street inline skating or street skateboard), on all gear wheels Pump trucks that meet the needs of open practitioners (balance bikes and longboards, such as fitness skates and mountain bikes).

– Approximately 1,350 m2 of acrobatic area, optimized for freestyle scootering, versatile for sliding sports in other cities with an emphasis on acrobatics (BMX and rollerblades), competition at all levels Is possible.

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The street area offers the most spectacular acrobatics.
The street area offers the most spectacular acrobatics. (© City of Baillargues)

– A 200 m2 bowl placed on a large platform connected to a raised platform in the acrobatic area provides two depths (1 m50 and 2 m), three hips, and a linear coping of at least 6 m at the deepest part. increase. It enhances the diversity of the site by completing practice offers for sliding sports in all cities and enabling the organization of skateboarding events.

Total cost of the project: € 1,388,830 excluding tax, including a € 270,000 subsidy from the Occitanie region.

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