BMX thrills hit Tamahere


The second, annual NZ Dirt Jump Nationals freestyle BMX and mountain bike championships is on at the Narrows Park in early December.

The sites are spectacular at the annual Dirt Jump Nationals

The event ran for the first time last year with more than 50 competitors thrilling around 350 spectators, said organiser Al Belcher of the Airport Rd Narrows Park.

Of the three competition classes for riders from 12 years up, it is the all-age open class that attracts the best freestyle riders in New Zealand, he said.

The other two classes are the Amateur Class, with a shorter track with less difficulty for riders aged 13 and up, and the Amateur Primary Class – the shorter track but for riders 12 and under.

“This year we are also introducing the Waikato Wheelie Champs where anyone can compete for the best wheelie around a track. There will be a trophy and prizes for each category,” said Belcher who is keen to put the event on Tamahere’s calendar every year.

BMX legend Paul Langlands, who holds the world record for the longest dirt jump in the world at 68ft, is a co-coordinator of the Narrows Park event.

The Dirt Jump Nationals will be held on Sunday, December 10 with qualifying rounds the day before.

Entry for spectators costs $2 at the gate. Food will be available for purchase.

Belcher said the event is family friendly. Narrows Park is alcohol and drug free.

Scenes from last year are pictured below.

Click the following link to the event brochure (PDF): NZDJN Amateur Primary Comp

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