Our pal Brian Barnhart is running a sale over on his site and you can pick up one of his amazing photo prints for up to $100 off if you order before Thursday night. Any one of them would make for a perfect Christmas gift, and with a mix of BMX, outdoor and travel photos to choose from, there’s something to suit anyone’s taste. Check them out HERE!
Intro and photos by Brian Barnhart
The 4th of July Jam at Catty Woods in Pennsylvania is always highly anticipated by both the locals and the many visitors that make the haul. The jumps are usually nicely dialed in at this point in the summer, but thunderstorms can wreak havoc last minute, as they did this year. With only a handful of locals doing the majority of digging early in the season, out of town relief came to the rescue to get Catty’s ten plus lines perfected days before the jam. I was visiting my home trails from the west coast (where I now live), and was excited to be back east amongst old friends and beautiful jumps.
Many people showed up early the morning of the jam to get everything watered and ready for tires. Once the laps began, they were unstoppable. Some people were riding the trails for the first time, some had been flowing the woods since the first shovels met the ground back in 2003. This is something I’ve always loved about BMX; everyone can progress and ride at their own rate or level. The stoke can be shared between a total beginner and someone spinning the biggest dubs in the woods. There were ladies shredding, kids getting hyped, and people like Chris Janis, Cody Diggs, Ekim King, and Fifty4 just killing it. Everyone in attendance seemed excited to be getting laps and catching hang time, or just chilling and watching the action. I even got to show my family the excitement, including my grandparents (my grandfather rolling in with his walker)!
My trip East went way too quickly. I’m so glad I was able to be home for the jam to ride and hang with friends, and shoot these photos to share the experience. I wish I had more time to get shots of everyone, but I wanted to ride! Please help keep this place going by donating to the insurance fund at PaWoods.com and by supporting companies that give back to the woods including S&M Bikes, Empire BMX, Action Wheels Bike Shop, Axelrad Screen Printing, and Mutiny Bikes. And of course you can always donate your time with a shovel, rake or watering can.
Our old friend Brian Barnhart has an amazing collection of photos up on DIG from last season at the Freedom 40 trails. Brian’s work is always amazing so do yourself a favor and check out the gallery HERE!
This edit that Brian Barnhart put together of Clint and Matty ripping Speedball randomly popped into my head when I was digging today. I’m not sure what exactly it was that sparked the memory, but I’m glad it did so that I’d be forced to rewatch it when I got home. Coincidentally it’s Friday and I hadn’t yet picked out a video for a flashback post. Funny how that worked out!
I’m pretty jealous of how Brian Barnhart’s site is looking these days! It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to poke around and explore the various projects he has going on. One of which I absolutely can’t wait to see because it’s a photo book of trails pictures. Check out his new site HERE, and don’t be scared to show him some love by picking up a zine!
I may be a little bit biased, but in my opinion as far as BMX bikes go, trail riders have the best looking setups. For the most part you won’t find any of those quirky parts and color schemes that are often popular with our brethren who ride street and park exclusively. What you will find are bikes that tend to have a classic look and parts selection that just screams go fast and pull the fuck up. Jackson Allen’s latest FBM Steadfast build definitely fits that mold, and with the help of our friend Brian Barnhart we caught up with him to find out more about his current ride.
Our friend Brian Barnhart has a rad collection of photos that he shot while back home on the East Coast that you can check out over on DIG. Don’t really need any more of a description than that! Get on over to the DIG site and peep them!
You’re in luck if you want to see a collection of awesome photos of some FBM Steadfast frames being shredded out west, because Brian Barnhart has a photo gallery up on Least Most of just that. Click HERE to get into it!
Dig dropped this Freedom 40 Trails edit that Brian Barnhart made, right in the midst of that huge onslaught of trail videos that all came out at once. I was a big fan of it, so I definitely think it deservers a bump back up to the top!
I don’t know what the fuck is going on but the last few weeks have been absolutely exceptional as far as trails edits go. Keeping the streak going is this new edit from the Freedom 40 Trails that Brian Barnhart put together for Dig. He moved out to the Santa Cruz area a year and a half ago and joined the existing crew of guys who keep Freedom 40 rolling. Brian’s not too shabby behind the lens, so it was only a matter of time before he cranked out a proper edit from his new home spot!