Dew Tour Descends on San Francisco
October 20, 2012
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The second stop of the 2012 Dew Tour comes to San Francisco this weekend for the Toyota City Championships. Updates include a skateboard and BMX "streetstyle" discipline, integrating authentic street features on a closed course on Harrison St. downtown.
San Francisco has long been a bastion for skateboarding and bike culture with its famed embarcadero waterfront and steep hills. Showcasing the city's unique character was important for the athletes.
“They did a great job designing the course,” says BMX competitor Chad Kerley. “You look at it and you want to ride it right then and there, and the new streetstyle event really represents the origin of San Francisco riding.”
The Dew Tour, now in its eighth year continues to evolve. Launched in 2005 as a five-stop summer series consisting of skate, BMX and FMX disciplines, it expanded in 2009, adding three winter events with snowboarding and freeskiing.
In 2012 tour owners Alli Sports, a division of NBC, renewed with founding partner Mountain Dew, extending the series four years with a focus on fewer, bigger events at marquee destinations with expanded network coverage (NBC LIVE - Sat 1:30pm ET / Sun 2p ET).
“It’s a natural progression to make this Dew Tour bigger and better in San Francisco. The city is so amazing and has so much skate history so I’m really excited to compete at this Dew Tour stop,” says pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez.
Here are more details from the folks at Alli:
Don’t miss the first day of competition at the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. Kick off the day with the Skate Street Prelims on the brand new course featuring replicas of iconic San Francisco skate spots Hubba Hideout and China Banks. Check out top skaters including P-Rod and Ryan Sheckler, before heading over to the action on the TJ Lavin designed BMX Dirt Course. Then it’s back to the street setup for the BMX Street semi-finals, the first time the Dew Tour is hosting the discipline. Close out the evening with the FMX Triple Threat event, designed with legend Carey Hart on the steps of City Hall.
Don’t forget to visit the new Dew Tour Experience for tons of partner activations including athlete autographs, product demos and giveaways throughout the weekend.
Civic Center Plaza
Media Center located on 3rd floor of the Bill Graham Auditorium.
Media Center Opens 9:30AM
Dew Tour Experience Opens 2PM
9:30AM – 1:15PM - SKB Street Practice
10:30AM – 12:15PM - FFT BMX Dirt Practice
12:30PM – 1:30PM - FFT BMX Dirt Final
1:30 – 3:30PM - SKB Street Prelim
1:30 – 3:15PM - BMX Dirt Practice
3:30 – 5PM - BMX Dirt Prelim
3:30 – 5:15PM - BMX Street Practice
5:30 – 6:30PM - BMX Street Semi-Final
8 – 9PM - FMX Triple Threat
For more information visit www.dewtour.com.