A full weekend of BMX and non stop jams? Thats exactly what went down at this years Turkey Jam! Turkey Jam is a one of a kind event hosted by the one and only Gary Young at the YMCA Skate & Bike park in Clairemont. We will be rolling out the event coverage over the next few days so keep an eye out on ourbmx.com and our Youtube Channel.
In 1979 artist Damian Fulton began drawing what is now the most iconic cartoon in BMX; Radical Rick. Along with characters like MX Mug, Spike Speedwrench and the infamous Skuzzer Switchblade, Radical Rick grew into one of BMX's most historical figures through the pages of BMX Plus! magazine. Over the course of the last year, we collaborated with Fulton to bring his art to life through these Radical Rick-themed 24", 26" and 29" models. If you're thinking that this might be the perfect combination of design, history, and bike life, we'd most definitely agree.
It's no secret that Cluut Jams rule, but this one really hit the spot. This is the full Cluut package right here; Pepe, King Rachid, 90s club bangers, and of course, wild riding. If this doesn't bring a smile to your face, nothing will. When are we actually going to get Jean-Claude Van Damme to one of these?!
The final stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup is happening this weekend at the Gold Coast. 70 Elite riders made the trip to sunny Gold Coast. It’s the first time a UCI World Cup is taking place in Oz, a country which has produced many great riders in the past. The place, supported by AUS Cycling, was a big investment but can now be used for international events, clinics, trainings or all of the above. The Hot Box indoor facility is located only 200 meters from the outdoor park so as a BMX rider living at the Gold Coast isn’t a bad thing. It’s surfer’s paradise too so you get an idea of the place. Add many surrounding concrete parks, Logan Martin’s backyard, the giant Beenleigh Park, some BMX tracks and you could change Surfer’s Paradise into Biker’s Paradise just as well. Having events in new places always brings the explore factor up and there’s plenty to do out here in Oz.
After some days of open practice, a press day followed before the event really kicks off with a full day of BMX Park practice on Thursday. Friday will see Men Qualifying where things will get hectic.
For years it had been a dream of mine to travel and race in the U.S, and with 2022 being a post Olympic year and the World finally opening up again after the pandemic, I thought it would be the right time to give it a go!