Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time is to be able to help trails raise money for what they need to keep on keeping on. That’s why I jumped at the chance to help Chicago’s Garden Jumps out by carrying the awesome new “Horto in Urbs” t-shirts that they made in the CYDI Store. First and foremost, 100% of the proceeds from these goes straight back to The Garden for tools, supplies and to fund future projects. So pick one up and you’ll be directly helping to contribute to their growth! They’re available in black, heather grey and…
Matt Van Acker bringing us a look back on his trails adventures around the Chicago area last year. Every time I see something from there it reminds me that I really need to make it back out that way to check out the scene. I’m making it happen this year, so watch out Chicago, I’m coming for you!
Brent Stephens sent through this raw edit that his wife, Kristi filmed at The Garden Jam last weekend. Thankfully (and somewhat unbelievably) the weather finally cooperated with the jam this year. I might even dare to say that the trails looked a bit dry!
First and foremost, I have my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates for the jam this year The Garden because it definitely hasn’t been too kind to them the past few years. This Sunday (9/25) is the date that they’re going with, and they’ve already come up with a backup date of October 2nd just in case. Give their FB Page a follow to keep up with weather updates and other news leading up to the jam!
This look into the thriving Chicago area trails scene comes to us courtesy of our friend Matt Van Acker. All I know is that it’s been way too long since I’ve been to Chicago, and this very well may have provided the motivation I needed to get back out there!
Looks like I jinxed it when I said that I had my fingers crossed that the weather cooperated with The Garden Jam that was supposed to take place last Sunday. Sure enough the weather did not cooperate and they have now rescheduled the jam for September 27th. These dudes can’t catch a break!
Matt Van Acker hit me up to let me know that the annual jam at The Garden Dirt Jumps in Chicago is going down from 11am till dark this coming Sunday (9/13). Fingers crossed that the weather cooperates with them a little better this year than it did in 2014! Full flyer after the jump.
Matt Van Acker came through with this video featuring some action that went down in the woods of Chicago last year. The world definitely needs more Quaggy footage!
Matt Slager made a choice that I make probably far too often and skipped work to take advantage of some perfect riding weather at The Garden. Hell, I’m fighting the urge right now!
The weather hasn’t wanted to cooperate with The Garden‘s Summer Dirt Jam. They’re going to give it a try for third and hopefully final time this Saturday the 13th. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them!