After last year’s awesomely successful John Lee Jam, Joe Doherty and friends returned to Shoreham BMX track in Long Island for another benefit/tribute Jam, this time for Stephen Murray and the late Dave Mirra.
This year’s jam was awesome on all levels starting with the debut of the the completely rebuilt Shoreham BMX track. The new layout it the best we’ve seen Shoreham in a long time! It’s fast, has Lots of flow, the first three berms were repaved, the back straight is awesome, etc. We can go on for days about how great the track is now, it’s easily the best track in New York State and one of the best in the north east. Another great addition is the new flyout jump that was built special for the Super BMX table Top comp. The jump will now be a permanent fixture at the track which is awesome!! Check the photos in the gallery below to see some of the other cool changes done at the track
The place was packed with BMXers from all disciplines, flatland, street, dirt, vert, MTB and of course race. The FBM crew came down to shred and brought their infamous school bus with them. And the Gatekeepers crew was in full effect with their crazy bus with the huge skull on the grill. Even BMX Legend Rich Bartlett came all the way out from the west coast to partake in the festivities. The vibes were awesome, it was one big BMX family reunion!
The Pit Bike Race, Longest Manual, Sidehack and table top competition were awesome and there was even a box jump and quaterpipe setup in the parking lot for the Team East show/jam. It was an incredible day.
We had to repost what Joe Doherty said on Facebook because he summed it up the best:
Wow. What a weekend. The camaraderie and good times are never to be forgotten. Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and Shoreham BMX for giving us the ability to put on an event like this. Truly magical. I’m sure we will all be buzzing for a while about the #mirraclejam I can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your support and help for this amazing day. Congratulations to all the winners and the amazing track staff that helped us pull this off. The track rebuild was amazing and the specially made @superbmx infield contest jump was perfect. Most importantly, The spirit of Dave Mirra was huge and you can all pat yourselves on the back for raising $5400 for Stephen Murray of @staystrongbmx ! Great job BMX family! #staystrong #stephenmurray #mirraclejam #dogoodfeelgood #shorehambmx #bmx #bmxbenefitjam One last thing, a huge shout out to the bravest kid I’ve ever met, Shane Hampson , who got a serious injury in our sidehack race but remains upbeat and strong. Send your best his way 🙏👊👍
There’s so many more great things we can say about the event but we’ll let the photos below tell you the story 😉
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