Spotted this on Can You Dig It and got so stoked! The Potoczny’s are throwing the annual Welcome Jam at their trails on August 24th! If you’re anywhere near Pennsylvania I highly, highly advise you make it out for this because it’s going to be an awesome time. Definitely had a hell of a good time a few years back when I went to this.
Spotted this video over on Can You Dig It. Last weekend, Deluxe‘s Mark Potoczny made his way to Toronto with his brother, Mike, and his dad. While they were there, they made a stop at Joyride to get some riding time in. Check out some helmet cam clips of the brothers getting some laps in. Love this place.
“These clips are from this past week end. My brother Mike and I went to Toronto Canada with our dad to watch the supercross, but we couldn’t resist hitting up Joy Ride 150 during the day. The pump track and the bigger rhythm were the high lights of the park to me, so I decided to get some shots of both of them. The rhythm has a cool berm shot in the back corner that really stood out. The pump track was designed really well with a lot of cool camel back rollers and flowy berms. If you have the chance to go and a passport definately hit this place up.” – Mark Potoczny
I don’t know what the hell is going on in Pittsburgh, but it’s cold as hell here, haha. Check out Mike Potoczny and Josh Pekich taking advantage of a little bit of warm weather at the trails!
“We had some unusual weather patterns this year in the ‘Burgh. This is some footage from one of those close to the end days we thought was the last of the season. Nothing fancy, just some cruising with Josh Pekich.
Filmed: Nathan Osche
Edited: Michael Potoczny
Song: The Felice Brothers “Gulf of Mexico”“
It looks like Mike Potoczny is making some moves for 2013 and is launching a new brand called Live Jaunt. The website isn’t fully live just yet, but if you hit up their Facebook and Twitter ( @LiveJaunt) to see what they are working on. Anyone who knows Mike knows that he’s one of the best dudes ever, so this has to be good. Expect more when we know more.
Spotted on Deluxe.
Every year (except for last year) the Potoczny family open up their yard to riders from all over the world to come ride and have a good time at the trails that Mark and Mike Potoczny built in their woods. This year the Welcome Jam was brought back after a years hiatus to continue the good times. Since I wasn’t fortunate enough to make the voyage down to Pennsylvania for this one like I did two years ago, I had Chris Bird capture everything that went down on his camera. Take a peek if you’re into trails and good times since that’s what the Welcome Jam is all about!
If there’s one place in this world I wish I could be on Saturday, it’s the Potoczny compound. Don’t forget to go to the Welcome Jam this weekend if you are within a 6 hour drive of Pittsburgh. This is seriously one of the best times you will have. I promise. Here’s a quick helmet cam Mark Potoczny put together giving you a look at just how good all the lines are running. Amazing.
“After a year hiatus it’s back! Here are all the lines we have running for the jam this Saturday September 29th. Hope you can come out and enjoy the trails. $5 to ride, eat, and watch 3 musical acts. Starts at noon and at dark. Prizes will be given out for high air on the quarter and on the Science jump.”
The other weekend, Mark Potoczny threw a big premiere party for the release of the new Deluxe DVD, Part Deux, in Pittsburgh. Anyone who has ever been to a party thrown by Mark or spent some time in Pittsburgh knows that you’re in for a damn good time. Over the course of the weekend, there was a jam at the Sheraden skatepark that Tom Arkus organized , a premiere for the video at the OTB bar and a session that went down at the Potoczny’s trails to celebrate the release of the video. As expected, it turned out to be a damn good time. I don’t think anyone fell into the fire this time around either.
Nick Steben made the trip down to Pittsburgh for the good times and came back with the edit above and a photogallery that you can check out below! Enjoy!