This past weekend, Nike 6.0 held their Tunnel Jam in England. The BMX event featured a batch of top tier riders with well respected guest judges in attendance. Defgrip gives us a closer look into the event, with some details behind it seen below:
The tunnel where the comp was held is basically in the middle of nowhere and some locals have used it to house a few things to ride, but nothing like what you see in the photos. Fast forward to now and Nike is in the picture, willing to build ramps and hold a contest. Ultimately, workers laid down tarmac and built and amazing set of ramps which will stay in the Tunnel for the local scene to manage and enjoy. You know how it’s a bummer when contests end and they tear everything down?? This is the opposite of that.
If you were wondering about the secrecy surrounding this event, it was with good reason. Due to the nature of the site, there was no room on the course for people to chill besides the beginning and end quarter decks and there was limited parking. The majority of the people watched from outside on a jumbo screen. This one had to be mellow and low key.