The Virginia Beach BMX Reunion Jam is gonna be awesome!!
“This is the 7th jam. It started in 2011, skipped 2012, and has been going ever since. The original jam was a fund raiser for Mike Tag. It was organized by Sean Meeker and John Held, and held at Chicho’s Pizza at the VB oceanfront. Since then, it grew into what it is today. I took over the primary organization 2 years later at the next jam. I’ve since re-named it the reunion because of all the old friends that it brought out every year. A true bmx family reunion.
For the most part, our jams have all the ingredients of most others. High air, bunnyhop, long jump, footdown, best trick and more. We’ve even switched up a few of the normal events over the years. For instance, instead of the regular bunnyhop contest with height poles, we’ve had the “street hop” contest, in which we had contestants hopping over real life obstacles such as shopping carts, road signs, and huge 4×4 tires. We’ve even had a manual contest on local race superstar Andrew Townsend’s race bike, a Haro Nic Long carbon beast.
There’s a live DJ, plenty of food, beer and fun every year, and this year will be no exception. With the help of some of the rad locals, we’ve been able to pull this thing off year after year, to the delight of a lot of folks. Thanks!
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