Just before Halloween at Longmont’s Sandstone Bike Park, a group of riders came together for an extraordinary event that featured tricks, treats, costumes and crashes. The riders showed their skills and pushed their limits. The “call-out” format, which was MC’d by Longmont’s own Mike Murfitt Jr. had contestants on their toes and digging deep into their individuals bags of tricks. For those that are not familiar, a “call-out” involves a specific trick to be done on a specific feature of Sandstone’s incredibly varied terrain. The contest finale was a treacherous event in one of the larger bowls where all of the riders entered at once, attempted to avoid collisions and crowned the winner as the last to put a foot down.
Last Sunday, as glimpses of fall began to appear, a group of sponsors, fans and competitors got together to celebrate one last summer jam. Flatland and ramp riders alike came together to exhibit skills and friendship, while pushing each other to the brink. Yellow Designs Team played host to the event and sponsors like Hoffman and S&M bikes, Fiveten Footwear, Illegal Pete’s, Pusher BMX, Standard Bykes, Joe’s Bike Shop and Vitamin Water all helped make things happen. The jam took place outside the Big Time Trampoline Fun Center in Arvada, Colorado, and if you have never seen it best check it out soon. Don’t forget the kiddies.
This is another short post before I put up a full set of images from the Boulder Green Streets Demos. We had a couple of great volunteers that were responsible for trying to maintain order on or small section of east Pearl Street. Little did they know that their responsibilities would include being part of the show! They were great sports and had the honor of getting up close and personal with the mad-skills of pro mountain biker and Woodward West director Jake Kinney.
Joe from Joe’s Bike Shop in Lafayette, Colorado told me about the riders at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, Colorado. Today, as I was driving by, I saw a bike fly way out of the park. After a quick u-turn and a brief conversation I had the opportunity to shoot some awesome riders. Thanks to the guys and to Joe.