The Slopeline jumps in 100 Mile House are a special place. They are a monument to five years of hard work in the face of vandalism, city pressure to tear down the jumps, and the loss of a best friend, Tyler Tenning, aka T10. This year marks the third T10 Spring Jam, a weekend of progression, building, going huge, and hanging with friends from hundreds of kilometres away.
On May 2, 2017, the boys lost Tyler, one of their best buddies and key builders to a car crash. A few days later, while they were planning a memorial jump jam for him, the Slopeline was vandalized - wood smashed, jumps kicked apart. The boys didn't moan about it, they rebuilt it bigger, better, and sendier. Dalton Anderson, the engine and organizer behind a lot of the Slopeline, worked with the City to get the jumps officially sanctioned and ensured that it would be there for the future - kudos to the City of 100 Mile. This year marks the third T10 Spring Jam.
You'd think it was machine built, but all that dirt was moved by hand. And you can't park anywhere near the Slopeline, so anything from offsite gets carried in up a pretty steep little trail. As is the way with dirt jump culture, it's all hands on deck when it's time to build or repair the jumps. Of note - a lot of those wood lips were built by the late Tyler Tenning - riding and building were two of his great loves.
One of the coolest parts of the weekend was seeing the groms pushing themselves to progress with support from the older generation of riders. A few parents made the trip as well, and were enjoying doing some digging and shooting video clips. Dalton and his buddies have created a really unique scene up in 100 Mile, where kids can become the next generation badass riders, and also learn how to wield political influence to expand riding areas. Not bad for a set of dirtjumps way up in the Cariboo.