Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival in Up! Magazine

Andreas Hestler, Darren Butler, and Dean Payne above the beach near Robin's Bay
Andreas Hestler, Darren Butler, and Dean Payne above the beach near Robin’s Bay

I’ve been going to Jamaica for the past few years for the annual Fat Tyre Festival. It’s one of my favorite trips, and every year I manage to come up with some sort of story to pay for the trip and convince them to invite me back for yet another year. Last year Andrew Findlay came along to write a story for West Jet’s inflight magazine Up!, and the story is finally out. Just in time for this years Fat Tyre Festival which is happening again next month.

Last years trip was a great adventure with some good friends, including Vancouver locals Andreas Hestler, Dean Payne, and Darren Butler, as well as Rowan Sorrel over from the UK, and Katie Holden back for her second festival. Also on hand were Matt Dennison and Connor Macleod, taking care of video duties, and a group of other riders from across North America and the UK who had come to see what it was all about.

You can see the rest of the Up! article and a slideshow of select images from the trip here:
 

 

JAMAICA from Matthew Dennison on Vimeo.

Check out www.smorba.com for more information on Mountain Biking in Jamaica including the Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival.