With the largest number of rider entries since the days of Vancouver’s Metro Jam, the second Canadian Concrete of the year was the biggest to date. Although we may say that after every jam happens, “That it was the biggest yet”, it proves that BMX is growing bigger, stronger, and more riders are out there having more fun every year.
We had over 80 people show up ready to ride in Canada’s largest and longest running “non-competitive competition”, not to mention all of the spectators, families, and parents in attendance as well. Lafarge skatepark is located in a gigantic park facility, with football/soccer fields, volleyball courts, fitness facilities, etc. However, on this long weekend in BC Canada, BMX reigned supreme, drawing more people than all of the other areas combined.
For Pro class it was another big win for Macneil’s George Bolter, as he did smooth and dialled tricks such as a feeble on the huge sub to down-side whip back into the bank. Second went Brandon Van Dulken, who strangely resembles a younger, smaller Dave Osato. He didn’t have a front brake, and we’re not sure if he can rip phone books in half like Dave, yet he still absolutely shredded the place. Well worth the 4.5 hour drive down to ride for Mr. Van Dulken. Third place in Pro went to non other than Rideon’s “Hot Carl “Arnette. Carl has a tattoo of a piece of pizza wearing sunglasses and sprouting arms and legs. Maybe he had a pizza party afterwards with his cash winnings? We can only hope so. We’ll see you at brookswood park on August 28th for the last stop of Canadian Concrete!