The dirt jump contest will continue

The 2016 Farm Jam contest, that Kelly McGarry helped to organise and build, will go ahead despite his tragic and untimely death.

McGarry has been attending the Farm Jam since 2008 and organisers Brett and Dan Frew have announced this year’s event will be held in his honour.

Red Bull New Zealand reports that Brett Frew said: “Kelly regularly and selflessly gave up his time to help with the construction of the courses and contributing all he could to the smooth running of the Farm Jam. It only seems fitting that we dedicate this weekend to his memory.

“He was an integral part of the Farm Jam family and his passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. Saturday will be all about remembering the amazing guy he was and will give the riders more incentive than ever to go hard over the dirt courses.”

The decision to continue the contest has been supported by fellow riders such as last year’s runner up, Connor MacFarlane. He told “We know that Kelly would want us to keep doing what we do and enjoy it. He would want us to keep riding and have fun.”

Farm Jam is a relaxed dirt jump contest that also has motocross and BMX competitions. It takes place this Sunday in Winton, New Zealand, about 90 miles from Queenstown where McGarry was riding as he suffered his fatal heart attack.