The re-surface of Adrenaline Alley is scheduled to start on Monday. I'll hopefully get some pics to post up here so you can all see what you bought!
To everyone who donated money to the re-surface.... We have hit a problem and as it's your money I would like you to have a say in what happens next....
Some members of the group are not satisfied with the current written assurances we have received about the future of the ramp from the park and are saying we should not hand over the money for the re-surface which is provisionally penciled in for 2 weeks time. I do not share that view, I think the current assurances met what we originally agreed to asked for. In order for you as the people who are paying for the re-surface to take place to have your say I need to invite you to a private group on Facebook where there is a document for you to read from the park and then a poll for you to vote on about whether you're happy for us to hand over your money or not. As I say I am for handing over, i think the park have agreed to what we originally said we wanted (our original proposal). This was a minimum 2 year window that the ramp is safe from threat and an agreement to put aside funds for future re-surfaces (next one due in 5 yrs time). So ... I don;t have all of your details so invite you to the private Facebook group. Could you all add me as a friend on Facebook and and then private message me your email address so i can invite you to the group. Time is of the essence and so if you want a say in what happens next we need you to join the poll before next thursday.
Hi guys, Since we met our target the other day a few people donated on top. We do have £230 in fees to pay to Go Fund Me which i really should have added to the total to raise to start with; so we can use the extra donations to cover some of that. I will cover the rest of the fees myself as a donation. I have now switched off donations to this page so nobody else will be able to donate via go fund me.
FANTASTIC NEWS EVERYONE!!
WE REACHED OUR £3,000 GOAL :)
Massive thanks to all of you who donated and/or shared the link. Many people who do not even use the ramp chipped in ... just goes to show that Vert is Not Dead!
We'll continue to keep the page open so that we can share photos of the ramp as it gets re-furbished and some video of it being ridden once all done. The Re-surface is taking place in September.
Once again, a massive thank you to everyone from Myself and the Rest of the Adrenaline Alley Vert Riders Coalition. :)
Almost 90% of the way there now. Just over £300 to go. I know Matty Carlisle is planning another donation in last week of August after his payday
Huge thanks to everyone; we're so close now that we can smell the new plywood!!
Over 3/4 of the way there now! We've been told we have 4 more weeks to reach our goal. We have to get to £3K by end of August. Just another £730 to go.
We're at 72% of the way there now, I have another donation of my own on the way after pay day, so soon. Not much more needed now. Huge thanks to all the recent donators who have helped us blast through £2K, Several people have actually donated twice now and We've even had some totally unsolicited donations from work colleagues who don't have any interest in vert, bmx or skate.... Just Amazing. Really restores my faith in humanity!
next goal has to be £2,500.
Wow - amazing response. Massive thanks to all who donated tonight. Some of whom don't even ride! ...£2k broken we're on the home straight. If you haven't donated yet, you can help us get over that finish line !!! Much love from chris & the rest of the vert riders coalition.
After a few days lull in donations Doug Nelson has got us moving again! End of the month = Pay day. Please find it in your heart to throw a few quid our way. Many thanks to all those who already donated. WE CAN DO THIS!
Just £65 more and we'll be at 60% of the way there. Many thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We couldn't do this without you.
We've had a few people asking about how much a sheet is because they want to donate one sheet. We're using high quality 9mm BB grade Russian Birch Plywood, it's around £40 for an 8ft x 4ft sheet which will give us a fast smooth ride. If you buy a sheet we'll even put your name on the back in permanent marker and tell you where about on the ramp your sheet is once it's all finished!
We're really hoping to get all the funds in by the end of the month so the re-surface can be completed in August. Hoping for a rush of final donations once pay day arrives for everyone.
Another £100 and we'll be 60% of the way there... please donate & share to help us save this ramp from closure in the near future. Skater donations flying in now from UK skaters as well as European and US based skaters. Many thanks to you all. In the battle to raise the most money between skaters and BMXers it looks like skate has just edged ahead for the moment! :)
Great to see the Brum crew supporting the Alley crew, many thanks to Chris Harris for his generous donation today :)
Great day today - USA based pro skater Jono Schwann (2nd guy ever to do a 1080) took us through the 50% mark with a big £100 donation!
So thankful to all the skaters from abroad who have donated to the cause, so many generous people out there. We can do this - please donate and share.
almost 46% of the way now just £125 need to get us half way there now
That's almost another £100 raised tonight - awesome . almost at 45% of the way there now.
Next milestone goal has to be 50%, £1,500 . Let's do this!
37% of the way there.. next goal is 40% that's £1,200.
We can do this!
We've had a lot of messages from people saying they want to donate but are waiting till their pay day comes round... don't worry guys, many thanks for your generosity. Today , tomorrow, in a couple of weeks .... all donations will be welcome whenever they come in. The Vert riders Coalition
Through the £1,000 barrier, great start, thanks to all who have managed to donate thus far. We can do this!! A third of the way already.
Tantalisingly close to raising our first £1,000 almost a third of the way there already - awesome. Thanks to everyone who donated so far!!
Great start; already getting donations from vert riders from outside the UK who have never even staked the ramp but want to come to Vert Wars in November. Many thanks. Please donate even if all you can spare is £1 (about 1.2 Euros) ALL donations help us towards our goal and will be greatly appreciated.
Together we can make this happen.
The Vert Riders Coalition