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Burr Ridge, Ill. – September 2, 2009 – The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the schedule of events for the Toyota Challenge, held Sept. 17-20 at Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena. More than 150 of the world’s top skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes will compete in Salt Lake City for the fourth of five events on the 2009 season, and for the third consecutive year in Salt Lake City.
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour (GFFT), the Dew Tour’s official amateur BMX and skateboard competition series, will also hold finals during the Toyota Challenge to determine the overall champions in each discipline; skateboard and BMX park and skateboard and BMX vert. Over 70 amateurs from around the country will be competing, and the winners of each final will earn a pre-qualified spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the Dew Tour in Orlando.
In addition to the competitions, hip-hop artist, Asher Roth, will headline the Dew Tour’s Music Series presented by Verizon Wireless on Friday, September 18 at 9:30pm. Fans will also experience a daily Festival Village with interactive booths, athlete autograph signings and free product giveaways.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, September 17th – Gates Open at 3:00PM
3:00PM – 4:30PM SKB Vert Prelims
3:30PM – 5:00PM BMX Dirt Prelims
5:00PM – 7:00PM SKB Park Prelims
7:30PM – 9:00PM BMX Vert Prelims
Friday, September 18th – Gates Open at 2:00PM
2:00PM – 4:30PM BMX Park Prelims
5:00PM – 6:00PM SKB Vert Final
6:45PM – 7:45PM GFFT SKB Vert Final
8:00PM – 9:30PM BMX Dirt Final
9:30PM – 11:00PM Concert – Asher Roth
Saturday, September 19th – Gates Open at NOON
1:30PM – 3:00PM BMX Park Final
2:30PM – 3:30PM GFFT SKB Park Final – Round 1
3:45PM – 5:15PM GFFT BMX Park Final
5:30PM – 6:30PM GFFT SKB Park Final – Round 2
7:30PM – 9:00PM SKB Park Final
9:30PM – 10:00PM SKB Best Trick Contest
Sunday, September 20th – Gates Open at 11:00AM
1:00PM – 1:30PM GFFT BMX Vert Final
2:15PM – 3:45PM BMX Vert Final
4:15PM – 5:00PM FMX Jam Session
***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Tickets for the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge are now on sale at Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com and select Ticketmaster retail outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
In its fifth year, the Dew Tour is the most watched and attended action sports property in the world. Attendance for the 2008 Dew Tour totaled nearly 275,000 and an average of 49 million viewers tuned in via NBC, USA, MTV and MTV2. The top athletes in the world will take part in this year’s Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded in Orlando at season’s end.
The complete 2009 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Nike 6.0 BMX Open June 26-27 Chicago, Ill.—Grant Park
Skate Open, July 24-25 Boston, Mass.—TD Garden
ISF Skateboarding World Championships
Wendy’s Invitational Aug. 13-16 Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter
Toyota Challenge Sept. 17-20 Salt Lake City, UT—EnergySolutions Arena
PlayStation® Pro Oct. 15-18 Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena