Over the weekend, we threw the 4th annual BV Jam at Bluff Valley Campground’s Over the Top Skatepark in Zumbro Falls! Over the years, we’ve seen the event grow a ton and had a ton of riders from all over the Midwest show up for the event and this one definitely had people coming from all over once again! We decided to give a two day event a go compared to trying to cram everything into one day like we had in the past and it gave the jam a much more laid back feel versus “how can we get these runs through faster so we don’t have everyone stuck here until midnight!”. It was definitely more about having fun and hooking everyone up for coming out this year and that was what we were aiming for! Below we have a ton of photos I shot when I wasn’t running around helping to keep things moving along. There’s also results from each class and some of the mini jams we did. Huge shout out to everyone who came out this past weekend, Blake, Adam and Nate at Bluff Valley for all the hard work to get this event happening, Karl Hinkley and Tim Oliver for announcing and all of the sponsors! We couldn’t have done this without you. Until next year!
Oh hell yeah! The Profile Racing and Madera teams are loading up for a skatepark tour in Wisconsin and Minnesota March 14th through the 16th! Grant Castelluzzo, Dan Kruk, Mike Hinkens, Mark Mulville, Jeff Dowhen and Matt Coplon will be hitting up Ray’s MTB in Milwaukee on March 14th! Then they will be cruising on over to Minnesota to ride Bluff Valley’s Over The Top Skatepark in Zumbro Falls on March 15th during the day, then hitting up 3rd Lair that night! Then they will cruise on back to Milwaukee to catch a session at 4Seasons on March 16th! This isn’t meant to be a demo, so bring your bike and come out and ride with these guys at at least one of the stops! This is going to be a good time!
“Hit up the annual ALL DAY BMX JAM in Mexico…Shouts to Alex and crew for always taking care of the scene south of the border…
Los Dug Dug’s “yo no se”“
Subrosa have a bunch of new product dropping now (or by March 20th worldwide)! Above is a look at Hoang Tran’s signature Villicus Prime II that saw a few changes for 2014! This 4130 chromoly frame has a 75-degree head tube angle, 69-degree seat tube angle, 8.75″ stand over height, 11.6″ bottom bracket height and a 13.5″ chain stay (centered in dropout) length! You can find a gusset on the down tube, double butted top and down tubes, an investment cast wishbone for the chain stay bridge and an investment cast bridge on the seat stay bridge, flat ended seat and chain stays at the drop out for better clearance for hub guards, laster cut 6mm thick drop outs with integrated chain stays, an integrated seat post clamp and removable brake mounts! This frame has top tube sizes of 20.5″, 20.75″ and 21″ with colors of black, copper flake and black cheetah and a weight of 4.8 lbs. (20.5″)
Check out photos of the other color options Right here!
I’m about to head down to the 2014 BV Jam, but there was no way I could start a Saturday off without a fresh round of Products:! For the 97th round, we’ll take a closer look at The Shadow Conspiracy‘s Corvous rim, Profile Racing‘s Spline Drive sprocket, Sunday‘s EX Aaron Ross complete bike, Scott Ditchburn’s new signature Thunderbeast frame from Subrosa and then we’ll wrap it up with a look at the 4140 shirt from The Daily Grind. Ready? Let’s do this!
If you watch one BMX video all day… Hell, all week… Make sure it’s this new one from Dan Foley. Absolute MUST SEE!
“Starting as a product promo for a sponsor, this project took on a life of its own when the company and I parted ways at the end of last year. With the resulting sense of change, growth, and uncertainty, I felt the need to keep this project as personal and true to myself as possible. I couldn’t be happier with how everything took shape and I hope it’s as enjoyable to watch as it was to make. Filmed over the past fall and winter in North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, and Japan. Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the filming.
Tamaryn – While You’re Sleeping, I’m Dreaming“
Organizing and throwing an event can be stressful. There’s a lot of stuff you have to do to make sure everything is going to plan and everyone has a good time. I always try and contain my excitement, but today it’s a little tricky. I just organized the product we’ll be giving away on top of the $1,500 CASH (Pepsi Pro) at the 2014 BV JAM that is going down THIS WEEKEND (March 8th and 9th) at Bluff Valley Campground’s Over The Top Skatepark and literally had to swim through everything! We have tons of product from bars, to pedals, stems, tires, grips, hubs, to BOXES of shoes from Vans, along with t-shirts, hats, stickers and more! So if you’re in the area, get down to this because it’s ALL being GIVEN AWAY to the riders and people who come to check it out!
Serious shout out to ALL of the sponsors who helped us out for this one. It’s going to get WILD!