Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get ready to catch some air at this year's Kuna Days

For the 11th year, there will be a dirt bike jump demonstration put on at the city greenbelt as part of Kuna Days.
The Kuna Reunion Dirt Jam will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the dirt bike jump track next to the Kuna skate park on Second Street, near the Kuna Senior Center.
Matt Moore, one of the track’s founders and organizer of the event, said this year’s track is “really mellowed out” with not as high jumps and is more accessible to more riders.
Moore is currently working with Kuna Days organizers over the possibility of going under Kuna Days’ insurance.
The dirt jump track was formed in 1998 after the then-owner of the Kuna Melba News, Earl Maggard, wrote a news article about a group of teenagers, including Matt Moore, who were dirt bike jumping on a makeshift track they had built on a piece of school district-owned land behind Indian Creek Elementary School off Fourth Street on the south side of Indian Creek near the train tracks.
Maggard had suggested to them, according to Moore, “Why don’t you build some jumps on the greenbelt?”
In the photo are Neal Moore, left, and son, Matt Moore, right, along with Matt’s son, Dawson, hanging out at the dirt jump park Neal and Matt helped create in 1998.

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