After spending an extended-season building trails in Michigan, Lukas returns home to 9 Acres to dial in and drop in on home turf!
The Sugar Hills trails in Aarle-Rixtel have hosted the Mini FATJAM since 1990. The little brother of the FATJAM opens the outdoor season officially. We've had great weather at the end of March multiple times but the 2023 edition had to be completed in the dry periods in the afternoon of 25 March. Luckily the trails can handle some rain. Drainage works as well as the black sand that absorbs the rain well. The jumps made of clay were scraped off a tiny bit which made them rideable within 15 minutes. Not that the little ones cared as they kept on riding also when water was falling out of the sky. If all this sounds dramatic, it wasn't. The EZ-UPs provided shelter and catching up took place in the few moments the rain took care of the dust.
While going through the pictures I noticed the essence of the Mini FATJAM. One photo shows Jari Roggeveen flipping the killer jump. 9-years old local Morris followed him towards the killer but did not dare to jump it. Next photo I see the two of them have a chat next to the KILLER. For the little ones getting to ride with the pros is awesome to see. The pros motivating the younger riders by giving pointers to progress is what makes BMX the best. With Morris being so young that Killer jump sure is intimidating. That ramp is taller than the kid himself and sends you to the moon. Next thing we see is for Morris to head to the Killer at full speed on his 18" bike. Full face on. Body protector strapped tight. With all his might Morris had followed Jari's advice and sent it big on the Killer. He managed to clear the gap and put a big smile on his face. Personal challenges are different for everyone and at the Sugar Hills
Reliving the Old Days of BMX Racing.
Welcome back to your favorite Friday shop tour series! Here's the rundown for this episode - Mad Dog himself shows off some vintage iron while the shop stays busy with some ATFXL's ready to go, CCR frames back from paint in black / metal fade, FDE desert tan, and "cracked lip" which is a sick looking crackled finish! we hope you enjoy, and we will see you next week!
BMX History is as important as current BMX happenings. If you don't know what happened before you, you will be doomed to repeat it again... so they say.
During an era where they had one of the most revered and well-rounded teams in modern-day BMX, etnies released the full length video “CHAPTERS” in 2017. With 35 trips over a period of three years, throughout 15 countries, at both legendary and new spots, the team shared good times, friendships, sometimes adversity, and have shed blood, sweat, and tears, along with groundbreaking and sometimes downright scary feats.
Best of un-released footage of Catty and Posh Woods throughout 2022.
Results Australian National BMX Park Championships Gold Coast, Australia 24 - 25 March 2023
BMX Park Men:
1 Logan MARTIN 30 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking Points
2 Jaie TOOHEY 32 AUS 160.00
3 Samuel GIBSON 25 AUS 130.00
4 Joshua MATTHEWS 27 AUS 110.00
5 Alec DANELUTTI 23 AUS 90.00
6 Keegan PRYOR 15 AUS 70.00
7 Josh DOVE 20 AUS 50.00
8 Martin RECH 26 AUS 30.00
BMX Park Women:
1 Sarah NICKI 16 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking Points
2023 USA BMX Great Northwest Nationals Day 1. Live from Redmond, Oregon!