Star riders ready for action at Farm Jam

20:35, Feb 26 2014
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HIGH ROLLER: New South Welshman Pat Bowden throws a perfect Ruler during the 2013 Farm Jam freestyle motocross finals. Bowden is returning to the Farm Jam this weekend.

Two-wheeled action sports athletes from around the world have begun arriving in Southland's Otapiri Gorge for this weekend's Farm Jam.

Riders from the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil are en-route to the Frew brothers' 2600-acre sheep and beef farm for the seventh instalment of the Jam.

Former Red Bull X-Fighters champion Levi Sherwood has also arrived early this week to reshape and evolve the FMX and freeride courses, while a host of eager pedallers have spent the past several weeks working and remoulding the BMX and MTB trails.

"It's always exciting to see everything come together," organiser Dan Frew said.

"This week is all about joining the last pieces of the puzzle. Levi is doing an awesome job reshaping the FMX and freeride courses and the pushbike jumps are looking immaculate."

While there have been conflicting weather reports surrounding Saturday's event, the current trend looks as though any rain will have all but disappeared by the time the Farm Jam roars into life.


"It looks like we might receive a bit of rain in the next couple of days, but we're expecting it to have moved on by Saturday," Brett Frew said.

"In the unlikely event that it is raining on Saturday, the Jam will be postponed until Sunday. Any changes and announcements will be made on the major local radio stations and the Farm Jam Facebook page on Saturday morning."

Tickets are available at the venue.

Gates open at 11am with the action running from noon until 5pm.




The Southland Times