Press Release:

2nd Annual Trans Jam BMX Contest to Commence in Uptown Charlotte July 30

BMX Riders from around the world will compete for $2000 and a stash of prizes

July 26, 2011 (Charlotte, NC)–The streets of uptown Charlotte will come alive with high-flying BMX action on Saturday, July 30, as Maxxis Tires and Hickory Tavern present the 2nd Annual Trans Jam BMX Contest. Taking place on the corner of South Tryon Street and West 3rd Street, the contest is being held in conjunction with the Presbyterian Hospital Novant Health Invitational Criterium bicycle race. Local Charlotte restaurants Hickory Tavern and Char Bar No.7, as well as SportClips Haircuts will play a large role in supporting the contest for their hometown.

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Guests are welcome to attend the contest for free and witness today’s top BMX ramp riders and flatlanders performing bicycle stunts high in the air and also on the ground. Beginner, amateurs, veterans and professionals alike will compete for a variety of prizes in addition to a monetary purse of $2,000 to be split between the Pro Classes of both the Park and Flatland disciplines. First place will receive $500, second place is $300, and third will take home $200.

New for 2011, Park riders can compete in a Best Trick Contest for a cash prize. In addition, Trans Jam will include a Vintage Bike Display, sponsored by Pork Chop BMX, and those participating will have the opportunity to partake in a raffle for the many prizes Pork Chop is providing, including the grand prize of a Land Race frame and fork. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Mike Vincent Fight for Sight Fund, to help BMX rider Mike Vincent, who was injured in an accident that took his eyesight.

Contest prize photos can be accessed through Trans Jam’s social media outlets: www.facebook.com/transjambmx and www.twitter.com/transjambmx.

Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. for those wishing to participate in the contest. Trans Jam will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until approximately 8:00 p.m. or until a winner of each class is determined. For a full schedule, go to www.transjambmx.com.

Those interested in attending or competing in the contest may log onto www.transjambmx.com. Trans Jam BMX Contest is organized and operated by the Atlantic Bike Stunt Alliance, Inc. Please contact Dani at info@transjambmx.com for sponsorship opportunities and to participate in the Vintage Bike Display. For more information regarding the Presbyterian Hospital Novant Health Invitational Criterium bicycle race, please visit www.charlottecriterium.org/raceinfo.htm.

Known and trusted by billions of customers around the world, Trans Jam Presenting sponsor, Maxxis offers high-quality tire products for cars and light trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, karts, and lawn and garden care. Maxxis was founded in Taiwan in 1967, and is today one of the largest and most respected tire companies in the world. Operating in Asia, Europe, North America and South America, Maxxis distributes its products in approximately 170 countries and employs more than 22,000 people.

Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern network has grown to include businesses in 13 communities throughout North Carolina and Spartanburg, SC. Their unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, and sports enthusiasm provides the perfect destination no matter what the time of day. They are constantly growing so if you don’t have a Hickory Tavern near you right now stay tuned – there may be one coming to your neighborhood soon! Hickory Tavern is a Presenting sponsor for the 2nd Annual Trans Jam in Charlotte.

Trans Jam sponsor Sport Clips has created the perfect place for a guy to get great service and a great haircut. Their mission is to create a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports themed environment. Stop in today for the ultimate just-for-guys haircut experience!