We could have easily spent all afternoon chatting away on the field but focus moved to the trails around 4pm when Paul got on the microphone to give out a bunch of prizes that were gathered from the sponsors (Paul's Boutique BMX mainly for this edition). In the end no one left without anything. Levels were pushed. Pictures were snapped. Crashes were dealt with. New tricks were learnt. The youngest riders climbed to the top of the starting hill all day, where they stood right next to the bigger stars of today. Lines were chosen and conquered. The jumps were watered (thanks Bob) but dusty at the end of the day. But no one seemed to mind. Dirt is dirt.
35 years in a row now for the big summer FATJAM which continued with a live act by Skinny Elvis at legendary afterparty place OJA. Every time it's a bit of work putting the jam together but in the end it is nice to share the radness with everyone again. Cheers to all who pitched in. See you in 2023!
Pics by Bart de Jong / FATBMX