Ten years ago today, the Okanagan scene lost one of its prominent figures. Chris Cayford was the BMX guy at the local bike shop and was well known for putting on the Winfield bowl jams. He rode everything, including flatland, and brought the Whitehorse tradition of shoveling skateparks in the winter time with him to Kelowna.
For years, the BK crew (Mat Ridgeway, Matt Desson etc.) continued putting on the Winfield bowl jams in Chris’ memory. The jam was always held in March and was usually the first jam of the year in BC. The jams had some memorable moments, including Brett Craig (RIP) driving from Saskatchewan to ride the jam only to have to turn around right afterwards and drive 20+ hours home, and Dom Mach doing this crazy over double peg out of the bowl. The jam hasn’t happened for a few years, but there are talks of a ten year jam happening this year.
For all of us who knew Chris, he’s remembered fondly.
Silva, Toronto’s street pioneer, has a quick interview up on Ride where he talks about his no-pegs/straight-cable bike that he uses to destroy rails all over the world.
I love to see riders who bring something different to the table, it can be the most simple trick but making it original, it can change the way people think and make them want to go out and create as well.
There’s a ton of rad ‘scrap’ footage in here filmed on a couple phones and whatever else Montreal’s Dazed Crew had in handy. Featuring clips from a whole ton of dudes including Adriano Rotondo, Anthony Tupin, Brendan Pilon, Dazed Crew, Dillon Lloyd, Giuliano Rotondo, Kevin Irvin, Matt Duquette, Montreal, and Zac Duquette. Last clip is the clear winner.