August 2005 - Brighton will host one of Europe’s most prestigious BMX competitions as the Etnies Backyard Jam (EBYJ) hits the Brighton Centre from 21 â€“ 23 October 2005, ready with a 375 m2 purpose built street course, retail area and Snickers public street course.
Now in its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better, with riders confirmed from Etnies, Federal and Hoffman bikes including Jamie Bestwick, Morgan Wade, Taj Mihelich, Mike Escamilla, Ruben Alcantara, Mike Aitken, Van Homan, Corey Martinez, Bas Keep, Jon Taylor and Sergio Layos to mention but a few. With such a line up and the relaxed atmosphere the EBYJ is famous for, riders will be pushing themselves in the face of a record prize pool of $40,000 overall.
Friday will see 100 Experts battle it out in heated qualifiers for the honourable 10 finalist spots in Saturday’s Expert final. Following that, 60 Pros will take to the street course for their qualifiers on Saturday, the top 16 of which will come back on Sunday for the highly regarded Pro Final for some fearless bad-ass action.
If that was not enough, the Etnies Highest Air and the Snickers Best Trick contests on Saturday and Sunday respectively will provide constant action for the crowd, following Friday’s world record attempt, as Snickers presents the UK’s first Highest Bunny Hop contest.
This year more BMX enthusiasts can experience this world class event as the Brighton Centre offers tiered seating to 3,000 spectators. There is a separate public street course strip for four persons at time to experience BMXing for themselves. All equipment and guidance is provided and Pro riders including Jon Taylor will intermittently be on hand to offer personal advice. In previous years the event has sold out quickly so log on to www.backyardjam.com today to book your tickets and get the latest updates.
The Etnies Backyard Jam in association with Snickers and Primo will be held at the Brighton Centre 21 â€“ 23 October 2005. Opening times: 10 am - 7 pm. Ticket prices pre booked / on the door: Fri Â£6 / Â£8, Sat Â£8 / Â£10 and Sun Â£10 / Â£12. Please Note: There is no access with bikes for the public into the venue.