PRESS RELEASE: Stamford, Conn, – Sept 23, 2013 – The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships returns to San Francisco October 11-13 for three days of free Skate, BMX and FMX competitions featuring the world’s top action sports athletes including Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Sean Malto, Garrett Reynolds, Drew Bezanson, Dennis Enarson and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg.
Featuring Skate and BMX Street and Streetstyle, BMX Dirt and FMX Triple Threat contests, the Toyota City Championships will also include the family-friendly Dew Tour Experience where fans can interact with Dew Tour partners, meet athletes, skate and ride the Dew Tour fan courses and more.
The Toyota City Championships draws on San Francisco’s rich action sports history, with a Street course that includes tributes to iconic San Francisco skate spots Hubba Hideout and China Banks. The Skate Street contest will feature many of the world’s best street skaters, including Rodriguez, Sheckler, Malto, Chaz Ortiz, Torey Pudwill, Manny Santiago, Ryan Decenzo and David Gonzalez competing for the Dew Cup.
“The Dew Tour is one of my favorite contests of the year,” said Paul Rodriguez. “The talent level is always amazing and competing in San Francisco on a course that includes some of the most iconic spots in skateboarding always makes for a good contest.”
Dew Tour returns with its one-of-a-kind progressive Streetstyle contest, taking over Harrison St., with urban features including shipping containers, scaffolding, curbs, ledges and Toyota vehicles to build a dream setup for skaters and riders. Ryan Sheckler will attempt to defend his skate title, but will face strong competition in Curren Caples, Omar Salazar and others hoping to take home the coveted Dew Cup.
Garrett Reynolds will look to hold onto his BMX Street and Streetstyle titles from contenders Dennis Enarson, Drew Bezanson and Chad Kerley. Enarson will be pulling triple duty, competing in BMX Street, Streetstyle and BMX Dirt.
The BMX Dirt course will once again come to life between the Asian Art Museum and San Francisco Public Library. Spectators will gather to see huge airs and technical tricks from Drew Bezanson, Scotty Cranmer, Brandon Dosch, Anthony Napolitan, Kevin Peraza, Daniel Sandoval and more.
The FMX Triple Threat competition will take place directly in front of City Hall with a rider-inspired format featuring whips, uprights and a rider’s choice round. Nate Adams, Taka Higashino, Adam Jones, Mike Mason, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Todd Potter and others will compete for the Dew Cup.
Dew Tour Premium Passes, on sale now at DewTour.com, are the perfect way to guarantee a spot in the action, offering fans guaranteed seating or sections, a souvenir credential and an exclusive Dew Tour swag bag.
On Sunday, October 13, Dew Tour hosts Community Day, giving kids the opportunity to skate the Dew Tour pro street course and ride the Mongoose BMX pump track. Dew Community Day is a way for Dew Tour to thank the city and residents of San Francisco for welcoming the event, athletes and entire industry to their city. The Dew Tour weekend will also feature a concert and the Dew Tour: Recognize photo exhibit, showcasing inspiring skate photography from well known industry photographers.
The 2013 Dew Tour will be available on NBC, NBCSN, Dew Tour Live on DewTour.com, NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App – the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. Dew Tour Live – Dew Tour’s dedicated digital platform – will stream every competition live bringing more Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access than ever before. In addition, all telecast hours will be distributed internationally across NBC’s global distribution partners.