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Gatorade Free Flow Tour comes to Perris on Saturday

June 11, 2010 | 10:51 am

James Foster competing in BMX dirt competition at the 2009 Dew Tour Toyota Challenge.

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will be hitting the Compound action sports ramp park in Perris, Calif., on Saturday, bringing its BMX competition -- including the Tour's first BMX dirt event -- to Southern California, all with no admission charge.

And for those younger than 21 who want to do more than watch, registration is open for male and female amateurs in BMX park and dirt disciplines, with a chance to earn a trip to compete in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, held at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, and advance to a spot competing against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships, Oct. 14-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants younger than 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Registration can be completed ahead of time on the Gatorade Free Flow Tour website or completed on-site the day of the event, with no limits on the number of participants.

Saturday's event registration and competition times are:

Registration -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Junior Jam competition-- 2 p.m.
Open Park competition -- 3 p.m. 
Dirt competition -- 5 p.m.

Entering its sixth year, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is the official amateur series of the Dew Tour. The series holds competitions across the country throughout the summer, providing a platform for amateur skaters and BMX riders to showcase their skills. The 2010 tour consists of 47 regional events across 30 parks in the U.S., featuring skateboarding (park and vert) and BMX (park and dirt).

The remainder of the 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour season schedule follows:

June 12The CompoundPerris, Calif.BMX park, dirt
June 13Ecke Family YMCAEncinitas, Calif.skate park, vert
June 19Warp SkateparkChicago, Ill.skate park
June 19Talent SkateparkBurlington, Vt.skate park
June 26SkatelabSimi Valley, Calif.skate park
June 26-27Woodward DenverDenver, Colo.skate park, vert; BMX park
July 10Department of SkateboardingPortland, Ore.skate park
July 10-114 SeasonsMilwaukee, Wis.skate park; BMX park
July 11Windell's CampMount Hood, Ore.BMX dirt
July 176th Ave. SkateparkNashville, Tenn.skate park
July 17Incline ClubLakewood, N.J.BMX park
July 24Charmcity SkateparkBaltimore, Md.skate park
July 24Epic SkateparkRocklin, Calif.skate park
July 25Ramp RatzPetaluma, Calif.BMX park
July 31-Aug. 1Kona SkateparkJacksonville, Fla.skate park, vert; BMX park
Aug. 1Southside SkateparkHouston, Texasskate park
Aug. 7-8SkatebarnSeattle, Wash.skate park, vert; BMX park
Aug. 14-15Flow SkateparkColumbus, Ohioskate park; BMX park
Aug. 15MIA SkateparkMiami, Fla.skate park
Aug. 21DK Dirt CircuitDayton, OhioBMX dirt
Aug. 21-22Plan 9 SkateparkSt. Louis, Mo.skate park; BMX park
Aug. 22Mission Valley YMCASan Diego, Calif.BMX park
Aug. 28Black DiamondMoorestown, N.J.skate park, vert
Aug. 29Jaycee Extreme ParkGreenville, N.C.BMX park
Sept. 4-5Skate CityLas Vegas, Nev.skate park; BMX park
Sept. 11-12Rosewood ParkSalt Lake City, Utahskate park; BMX park
Sept. 16-19Gatorade Free Flow Tour FinalsSalt Lake City, Utahskate park, vert; BMX park, dirt

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: James Foster competing in BMX dirt competition at the 2009 Dew Tour Toyota Challenge. Credit: Alli Sports

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