Catasauqua Press

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Press photos by PAUL CMILA BMX enthusiast sports a cape as he flies over a jump during a Halloween-themed gathering Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. The all-day event began outdoors with practice runs and contests and finished with a party at Fossil’s Last Stand. Press photos by PAUL CMILA BMX enthusiast sports a cape as he flies over a jump during a Halloween-themed gathering Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. The all-day event began outdoors with practice runs and contests and finished with a party at Fossil’s Last Stand.
Another rider flies over a jump during the event in Catty Woods. Another rider flies over a jump during the event in Catty Woods.
A BMX rider is high in the trees as he aims to win the highest jump contest during the Oct. 19 Halloween jam in Catty Woods. A BMX rider is high in the trees as he aims to win the highest jump contest during the Oct. 19 Halloween jam in Catty Woods.
A perfect landing sets this rider up for the next jump. A perfect landing sets this rider up for the next jump.

Halloween jam in Catty Woods a hit

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Halloween is a different experience on a BMX bike.

The party started just before lunch Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. Perfect weather added to the fun of the Halloween jam.

From the starting ramp across the course, bikes were jumping off the sand hills. There were practice runs in the morning followed by contests.

The preliminaries are open to all BMX riders, but the final races are awe-inspiring displays of athletic skills.

The contests went well into the night with trophies for highest jump and fastest time.

The evening concluded with festivities at Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., Catasauqua.

“These are a great bunch of people to spend the evening partying with,” said Jackie Russ-Harford, Fossil’s owner.