Deep in the South Island of New Zealand lies the Frew family farm. Boasting 2,600 acres of fertile Southland soil, the farm usually supports three brothers and their families. Yet every second year the farm gets transformed into an action sports wonderland of Freestyle Motocross, Mountain Bike and BMX dirt jumps, attracting crowds who witness a dirt jumping spectacle like no other.
Farmers by livelihood, the Frew brothers have never lost their love of action sports and from their love Farm Jam was born.
Take a look at all the FMX, BMX and MTB action in the video player above and scroll down for more photos from Farm Jam 2016.
Matt Jones returned to the event for a second time and showed why he has a bright future in MTB. Matt has a big bag of tricks to pull from and threw down barrel roll 360s, corked 7s, 360s both ways and nailed a huge double back flip on the last jump to win Best Trick and the overall MTB category hands down.
This is such a unique event, not like a typical contest. The crowds are awesome and come from all around to celebrate. It’s the format that does it for me; the jam style means the competition gets really lifted.Matt Jones
The BMX is always the crowd favourite and the loaded field did not disappoint. Right from the start the riders pushed the envelope of progression, landing some huge tricks.
In the end it was Logan Martin who took it out with no hand front flips, triple and double whips, and a combination of front flip into triple whip into flip whip. This earned the crowd respect, the riders vote and a much deserved win.
To be here in New Zealand riding my bike is amazing! Having the jumps rolling down this hill with this crazy background; I’ve never experienced anything like New Zealand.Logan Martin
The FMX freeride session unfortunately had to be cut short due to wind, but the riders did manage to salvage a good quarter-pipe session; a new addition to the FMX schedule.
Levi Sherwood injured his ankle on a flare and would unfortunately carry this into the main event leaving him short of his usual display of FMX mastery.
Farm Jam is an awesome event. You’ll see riders from all around the world here, Europe, US and Australia. It’s a cool community event for all of us riders.Levi Sherwood
This left the door open for Ryan Brown and he did not look back, throwing down a display of tricks that included a variation of backflip combinations including his signature backflip double can-can and stylish inverted whips, earning him his first Farm Jam title. Levi Sherwood took out the Best Style award.
The Frew brothers have already confirmed the event will return in 2018, and if this weekend’s turn out and riding display is anything to go by, we are sure to be in for another treat in two years' time.