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There’s a BMX storm brewing

28 02 2013

This winter has been unrelenting in terms of storms, cold temps and all around crappy conditions.

BMXers in the northeast have been hit particularly hard by this nasty weather and are collectively just about ready to say good riddance to old man winter.

Thankfully, this weekend brings two big events that will put a spring in the step of BMXers of just about every stripe in the northeast.

The first is the annual Toronto BMX Jam.  The unofficial kickoff to the contest season and an excuse for BMXers to get a bit of a BMX party going on, the Toronto BMX Jam is a contest that gets people’s stoke factor to go off the charts. Set up as part of the Toronto International Bicycle show (kind of like a mini-Interbike), it features the Toronto BMX Jam, a flatland contest, indoor racing (mostly MTB these days) and a jumping competition.

The riding is unbelievable, the crowd is loud and chances are that you’ll run into riding buddies you haven’t seen for ages.  So much fun. I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday and if you have the chance I hope you will too…this is one of the most fun BMX events of the year.

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Did I mention the riding is unbelievable? Check out this clip from the finals last year.

The second big event is at Ray’s MTB Cleveland.

This coming weekend they will be hosting 3 (really) big names in BMX: Rick Moliterno, Harry Leary and Stu Thomsen.

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That’s almost BMX royalty right there!

If you’re a BMX nerd like me, you know those guys have some stories to tell. Much respect for those dudes.

So if winter has got you down, these events might be the cure for what ails you. Check ’em out if you get a chance.

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5 responses

28 02 2013
Aurelian

01:45 (jam 2012) – WTF?!? So insane. Wish I was 25 years younger…

28 02 2013
cruiserrevolution

I know, right? The finals are always crazy. Looking forward to seeing what Drew B. has up his sleeve this year!

1 03 2013
Aurelian

Toronto is unfortunately so far away. We have the BMX Worlds/Masters in Cologne/Germany once a year. Crazy contest too, as we have dirt, street/park, flatland, miniramp and halfpipe all together. What do you think? Don´t you come over for a visit?

1 03 2013
cruiserrevolution

That’s a contest I would definitely like to check out some day. The contest footage is always amazing!

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