Dew Tour begins season with Nike 6.0 BMX Open in Chicago
The fifth season of the Dew Tour begins today with the Nike 6.0 BMX Open at Chicago's Grant Park.
In addition to the vert, dirt and park disciplines, the BMX Open will include a street specialty competition with Garrett Reynolds, Sean Sexton and Van Homan.
Saturday's action will be televised live at 11 a.m. on NBC.
The five-city tour also visits Boston, Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City, culminating with the final in Orlando, Fla.
Competitors are vying for part of a $2.5-million purse based on overall tour standings.
The complete 2009 Dew Tour schedule:
June 26-27 Nike 6.0 BMX Open Chicago
July 24-25 Skate Open/ISF Skateboarding World Championships Boston
Aug. 13-16 Wendy's Invitational Portland, Ore.
Sept. 17-20 Toyota Challenge Salt Lake City
Oct. 15-18 PlayStation Pro Orlando, Fla.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Cameron White competes in the BMX dirt finals during the 2008 Dew Tour. Credit: Bo Bridges / For the Dew Tour