Photo Epic: Two-Wheeled Madness - MTB, BMX & FMX Unite at Farm Jam in New Zealand

Feb 5, 2020 at 17:29
by Sarah Moore  
Mike Ross at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Mike Ross at Otapiri Gorge in New Zealand

Dan and Brett Frew have organized Farm Jam every other year since 2006 on their family farm, making 2020 the 10th edition of the collaborative BMX, MTB and FMX event. Over 100 BMX, mountain bike and freestyle motocross riders from around the globe descended on Otapiri Gorge in Southland, New Zealand last weekend for one of the country's biggest action sports events of the year.

The wind was blowing hard on Sunday, but the jam format held on Friday was calm and off-the-charts rad. Sterling Lorence was there to capture the multi-disciplinary magic for Pinkbike and said it was amazing to see the crossover of BMX and mountain shredding hard together and cheering each other on. Then seeing everyone go to watch the moto events together and vice versa.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
The place to be.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Mike Hucker at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Mike Hucker with the ultimate balancing act.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Gang's all here.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Brett Rheeder doing it for the mountain bikers.

Tyler Bereman the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Tyler Bereman doing it for the motocross riders.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Ellie Chew getting rad for the BMXers.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Reed Boggs and Ryan Howard making shapes.

tribute train to Kelly McGarry at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
A massive tribute train to Kelly McGarry.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
McGazza forever.

at Farm Jam 2020 in Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
A steezy Brett Rheeder
Carson Storch at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Carson Storch with the effortless whip

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Squad goals.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Fans of all ages came out to watch.
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

Cody Gessel.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Casey Brown and Ellie Chew.
Carson Storch for Jordie Lunn at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Carson Storch repping new ink for Jordie Lunn

Billy Meaclem at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Billy Meaclem doing it for the locals.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
It is so unique to have moto at the same venue as mountain biking and BMX.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

Brett Frew at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Brett Frew, one of the organizers of Farm Jam, taking part in the action.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Ryan Howard doing it for the crowd.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Semenuk and Hucker

Craig Stevens
Mike Hucker at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Mike Hucker

Brandon Semenuk the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Brandon Semenuk with his signature style.

Nils Heiniger
Nils Heiniger
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

Remy Morton going massive on a BMX.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Team moto.

Tyler Bereman the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Tyler Bereman going huge on the moto.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
The mini motocross race was a serious affair.
mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Wyn Masters ready for the mini motocross.

mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
The mini motocross race had lots of mountain bikers in it including Bernard Kerr and Wyn Masters.

mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Tom Scurr in the mini moto race. For obvious reasons, the mini motocross race got insane cheers from the crowd
mini motocross at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Bernard Kerr redeeming himself in the mini motocross after not getting into Anaheim 1.

mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Wyn Masters and Tom Scurr elbow to elbow in the mini motocross.

mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Of course there were crashes.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Fans got way into it.
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Tiny two-wheeled fan.

mini motocross the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Full speed ahead.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Time for more non-motorized fun.
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

Cody Gessel at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Cody Gessel and Brandon Semenuk

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Brandon Semenuk

flair whip
Josh Matthews with the flair whip.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

Matty Ballis and Craig Stevens

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
The crowd getting ready for a rambunctious awards.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
The crowd threw shoes at the podium yelling 'shoey'...
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
This means that someone has to chug a beer from their own shoe.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Or worse, someone else's...

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Lovely.
at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Yeah it doesn't sound like something you want to have to do.

at the Frew s Farm Jam 2020 Otapiri Gorge New Zealand
Good times.

Until next time Farm Jam. Thanks for hosting Brett and Dan Frew!



32 Comments

  • 27 0
 So many kids...the future is so bright...big ups to all the parents over there that took them along. You are heroes.
  • 7 0
 There is a 9ish year old girl at my local jump line who, no exaggeration, can do whips on 8 foot table tops. Her bike is a POS with tennis balls stuck in the spokes and all I can think is "I hope you go pro".
  • 14 0
 Love seeing some blk mrkt bikes still ripping. And, a set of dirt jumps with both Rheeder and Semenuk riding? Not too mention Hucker, RDog and all the other lads....What is this 2012? I wish I was there to witness this.
  • 1 0
 I replaced my first DJ bike, a P2, with a MOB 12 years ago- Still going strong to this day.
  • 1 0
 @combee: That's funny, I did the same thing around the same time, but it might have been the p3. Whatever is the heaviest one, that's the one I replaced. Still rocking the MOB too.
  • 9 0
 Looks like awesome place to be, hope next year I will see ! By the way Brett Rheeder GOLD Fox 36 looks wicked !
  • 6 0
 Bernard may have found a level of motocross more suited to his level....? But did he win?
  • 4 0
 Cody Gessel is the Chase Hawk of mtb. Not sure there is anyone out there riding street and dj with as much style as him these days.
  • 5 0
 "Wyn Masters and Tom Scurr elbow to elbow in the mini motocross." POD!
  • 4 0
 as a bmxer that rides his mountain bike more than it these days, this looks like an event i want to be at!
  • 2 0
 We need another Photo Epic, just featuring Brandon, Brett, Ryan, DJ, Reed, and Cody making shapes on their two wheeled Metal horses..
  • 3 0
 Sick photos, love the edits!
  • 2 0
 Bikes are awesome.
Who’s gonna tell me about that fancy Rockshox fork that R Dog and Semenuk got?
  • 3 0
 Great content there. Thank you.
  • 3 0
 I get the impression NZ knows how to ‘ave it.
  • 1 0
 You're not wrong
  • 1 0
 Was is a case of not wanting to cut DarkFest's grass, FarmJam didn't make DH bike hits? I've only see Moto or Slope/BMX jumps and no inbetween DH senders....
  • 2 0
 They got it good on Un Zud
  • 2 0
 Video or it didn't happen!!! =D
  • 2 0
 Best event going, should be a pilgrimage for any two wheel lovers!
  • 3 2
 Like the Grim Donut series, I'd like to say th /
  • 1 0
 Good to see Jack Moir having a good time
  • 2 0
 Train shots stunning.
  • 1 0
 I love the kiwi moto red bands.
  • 1 0
 Bitchen sh*t ! ! ! Wish I was there
  • 1 0
 Those portra colours are looking real good
  • 1 0
 RAD!
  • 1 0
 Article needs moar tags
  • 1 1
 Hucker is propper surname? damn, i should born in Australia Big Grin
  • 1 0
 He's American
  • 1 2
 So many 29ers!

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2020. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.012434
Mobile Version of Website