It’s the annual WAM BAM Dirt Jump Jam freeride competition at the Fernie Dirt Jump Park on Saturday June 19th.

It’s a day of great entertainment and competition at the Dirt Jump Park next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre. This event is as exciting for spectators as it is for the riders, with all levels from beginners to pros competing!

The participation and support from the community is huge as always, and this year Gearhub is giving away a Rocky Mountain FLOW as the top prize!

WAM BAM Dirt Jump Jam

Wam Bam Dirt Jump Jam is a Bronze level FMB World Tour in Fernie!
• Pro Level (Bronze FMB World Tour Category)
• Open Black Line
• Blue Line
• Intermediate/ Beginner Line
• Run Bike (little kiddos – register on the day)

WAM BAM Dirt Jump Jam

Each year, the FMBC is thrilled to present the Thomas Dunn Spirit Award. Thomas, a founding member of the original WAM BAM, left an incredible mark on our community. Nick Dunn, Thomas’s son and Fernie Trail Builder, wrote, “WAM BAM was inspired by a contest in Creston called Goat Style. They had a jam session on the Friday night of the event under some big flood lights. It was a super unique and cool thing that the riders and spectators loved. The year WAM BAM started, Goat Style was canceled. My dad saw an opportunity to use our facilities to start a grassroots dirt jump event – something that didn’t really exist and is still hard to come by in Canada.”

WAM BAM Dirt Jump Jam

Thomas really loved the idea of having it be a jam-style event, where everyone, no matter age and abilities, could participate. He made sure everyone who entered in those early days won a bit of cash or some sort of prize. Creating an inclusive and inspiring environment for the kids was really important to him. He was always a huge advocate for building jumps and letting “the kids send it,” and WAM BAM was one of the ways he manifested that. He also loved watching a good bike event, from world cups to every Crankworx. So he wanted to make sure his event was engaging for the spectators and the community of Fernie. Alex Vos was the 2023 recipient of the Thomas Dunn Spirit Award!

This years sponsors include Teck, Gearhub, Straightline, Bike Base, Domino’s, Nevados, Fernie Brewing Co, Le Tribe, The Fox Hotel, Happy Cow Ice Cream and the Fernie Roasting Company.

Wam Bam Dort Jump Jam is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the event. Pick a task and sign up here. The perks include an Event t-shirt, pPrizes from great sponsors and entry into the official Wam Bam after party (19+ event)!

Be there on Canada Day weekend!

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