• The Garden Dirt Jam

Chicago’s first bike park, the Garden (3400 N. Rockwell), celebrated its grand opening Sat 7/31 with “Settin’ Down Roots: The Garden Dirt Jam.” About 200 BMX and mountain bikers and spectators came out to check out the park’s three lines of jumps and its pump track for beginners. The Garden’s one of the few forested areas within city limits, and according to the founders, the only place suitable for freeriding, an increasingly popular type of mountain biking that incorporates BMX tricks.