Words and photos by Chris Jackson.
With temperatures around 15 degrees and a constant wind that made 15 feel arctic, about 100 BMXers and locals came out to ride and watch at Tim's barn in Edinboro, Pennsylvania just outside of Erie on Saturday December 6.
The jam was a benefit for Mike Aitken and raised over $1000.
Riders donated $15 to ride and $20 to ride and drink. The spectator fee was $5. Each rider got a T-shirt and grips donated by various BMX companies.
A raffle was collected throughout the night and following the jam it was called out and Verde and Fly forks, sprockets, T-shirts and videos were given to those that participated in the raffle. This eventually amounted to a chaotic brawl of people in front of a quarter pipe crawling on all fours for stickers and so on—it was awesome!
Following the jam was an after party with several kegs, one donated by an Erie brewery, and was tons of fun. Those there remember the drunken mess of a Wes—he was rude but never got nude.
Everyone that came out seemed to have had a great time as always at Tim's.
The roads were udder crap because of a blizzard and hopefully everyone made it home safely.
My elbow was jacked so I only got a handful of photos, but enjoy.
Much thanks to Howel, Turcot, and Griffin for letting about 20 people crash at their spacious home.
Best wishes to Aitken.