NZ Farm Jam organisers have announced 23 February 2013 as the date for next year’s instalment of the epic action-sports event and are calling for expressions of interest from international riders.

Held at the bottom of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island, the Farm Jam has continued to flourish as one of the world’s premier multi-discipline events combining natural-terrain freestyle motocross, BMX dirt and mountain bike dirt-jumping.

Every year the unique contest attracts thousands of spectators and some of the world’s biggest names in two-wheeled action sports. For its sixth year organisers Dan and Brett Frew are eager to push their event to greater heights in 2013.

“After two amazing years, we were affected by bad weather in 2012,” explains Dan Frew. “While it was disappointing, it’s made us even more determined to come back bigger and better than ever.

“We’re in the process of finalising some exciting new formats that have been welcomed by all the riders and sponsors we’ve talked to. It’s shaping up to be a huge event already and we’re still in the early organising stages.”

Due to a sharp increase in popularity and rider attendance over the past few years, the 2013 event will have limited entry spots available across FMX, BMX and MTB. International riders are encouraged to email their expressions of interest as soon as possible for consideration.

“While it’s exciting to see so many excited riders getting behind our event, it’s grown to the stage where we need to start capping entries,” says Brett Frew. “It was a tough call, but in order for the Farm Jam to run smoothly and showcase the best action, it’s a necessary step we need to take.”

International riders wishing to put forward their expressions of interest or requesting further information must email simon@makkreative.com, brettfrew@gmail.com or farmerdanfrew@gmail.com before Sunday 6 January 2013.

Sponsors already locked in for 2013 include long-time supporters Red Bull, Unit and Gravity Components. DVS Shoes has also stepped in alongside the event’s existing team of minor sponsors.

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For more information:

Simon Makker Media officer and athlete liaison Phone: +61 415 242 547 Email: simon@makkreative.com Dan Frew Farm Jam organiser Phone: +64 21 878 758 Email: farmerdanfrew@gmail.com

Brett Frew Farm Jam organiser Phone: +64 21 678 758 Email: brettfrew@gmail.com