Gatorade Free Flow Tour comes to Perris on Saturday
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 12||The Compound||Perris, Calif.||BMX park, dirt|
|June 13||Ecke Family YMCA||Encinitas, Calif.||skate park, vert|
|June 19||Warp Skatepark||Chicago, Ill.||skate park|
|June 19||Talent Skatepark||Burlington, Vt.||skate park|
|June 26||Skatelab||Simi Valley, Calif.||skate park|
|June 26-27||Woodward Denver||Denver, Colo.||skate park, vert; BMX park|
|July 10||Department of Skateboarding||Portland, Ore.||skate park|
|July 10-11||4 Seasons||Milwaukee, Wis.||skate park; BMX park|
|July 11||Windell's Camp||Mount Hood, Ore.||BMX dirt|
|July 17||6th Ave. Skatepark||Nashville, Tenn.||skate park|
|July 17||Incline Club||Lakewood, N.J.||BMX park|
|July 24||Charmcity Skatepark||Baltimore, Md.||skate park|
|July 24||Epic Skatepark||Rocklin, Calif.||skate park|
|July 25||Ramp Ratz||Petaluma, Calif.||BMX park|
|July 31-Aug. 1||Kona Skatepark||Jacksonville, Fla.||skate park, vert; BMX park|
|Aug. 1||Southside Skatepark||Houston, Texas||skate park|
|Aug. 7-8||Skatebarn||Seattle, Wash.||skate park, vert; BMX park|
|Aug. 14-15||Flow Skatepark||Columbus, Ohio||skate park; BMX park|
|Aug. 15||MIA Skatepark||Miami, Fla.||skate park|
|Aug. 21||DK Dirt Circuit||Dayton, Ohio||BMX dirt|
|Aug. 21-22||Plan 9 Skatepark||St. Louis, Mo.||skate park; BMX park|
|Aug. 22||Mission Valley YMCA||San Diego, Calif.||BMX park|
|Aug. 28||Black Diamond||Moorestown, N.J.||skate park, vert|
|Aug. 29||Jaycee Extreme Park||Greenville, N.C.||BMX park|
|Sept. 4-5||Skate City||Las Vegas, Nev.||skate park; BMX park|
|Sept. 11-12||Rosewood Park||Salt Lake City, Utah||skate park; BMX park|
|Sept. 16-19||Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals||Salt Lake City, Utah||skate 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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