time in full. With the 25 years of Paul's Boutique BMX shop celebration happening on 28 March the Sugar Hills trails needed some TLC and a start was made preparing the jumps. On 7 March the Dutch MXGP took place in Valkenswaard. Seeing a motocross race at its highest level is something we won't pass up easily and since it was just 35 minutes away we made good use of the MXGP weekend. Events with more than 500 visitors were called off right after this weekend and things were starting to look serious. The annual judges meeting in Lissabon was on the agenda next. Scheduled days were: 10 March departure. 16 March return. And after this the entire world shut down. Travel stopped. Events were canceled. People started working from home. Social distancing was in place.
The schedule for the rest of the year was insane. The trips mentioned above was just the beginning. No Mini FATJAM this year, no UCI BMX SX or Freestyle World Cups for the rest of the year. No Vans Pro Cups. No World Champs. No B.O.H.. No FATJAM. No Olympics. You name it, it was postponed or canceled.
It hasn't been an easy year to say the least but we've managed to survive until the end of 2020. Although the beginning of 2021 doesn't look too promising either, there's a vaccin on its way which should hopefully bring things back to normal. The batteries have been charged to 100%. We're ready. Bring on BMX.
Wishing everyone happy holidays. Make the most of it. Soon we'll be celebrating normal life together. It's something we've taken for granted. Proost maat!
P.S. Show us your X-mas cards and we'll post them up in this post.