Press Release:

Monster Army Recon Tour AM/PRO BMX Contest Dates Announced

Nationwide Series offers AMs $50,000 in Prizes/Paid to Podium and $20,000 PRO Purse


SOLANA BEACH, CA (Feburary 19, 2014) – Hookit is pleased to announce the 2014 Monster Army Recon Tour dates and continued partnerships with Monster Energy, Replay XD, Movietickets.com, Hyper BMX, Mike Spinner and Ryan Guettler. This year’s series will visit some of the best parks in the country giving riders at every level the opportunity to progress in their sport and compete against the best.

2014 Monster Army Recon Tour Dates & Venues:
April 26 - Ramp Riders, St. Louis, MO *AMs Only
May 24 - Premises Park, Tucson, AZ *AMs Only
Jul 19 - Ohio Dreams, Butler, OH *AMs Only
Aug 9 - The Kitchen, South Bend, IN *AMs Only
Sep 20 - Incline Club, Lakewood, NJ *AMs Only (Sat)
Sep 21 – PRO Contest $10,000 Payout - Incline Club, Lakewood, NJ *Pros Only (Sun)
Oct 11 - Mission Valley YMCA (Clairemont), San Diego, CA *AMs Only (Sat)
Oct 12 – PRO Contest $10,000 Payout - Mission Valley YMCA (Clairemont), San Diego, CA *Pros Only (Sun)
Date TBA - Recon Tour AM Finals @ Mike Spinners’ Backyard Park (6 Open class winners only)
Date TBA - Play Pro @ Mike Spinners’ Backyard Park (Invited Pros + 6 Open class winners only)
Complete contest details available at www.theReconTour.com

Registration opens on March 15, 2014 for riders to compete in 13-15, 16+, Open (non-pro) or Pro (Incline Club and Clairemont only) divisions. Recon Tour partners Monster Energy, Replay XD, Hookit, Movietickets.com and Hyper BMX are all supporting the amateur divisions with nearly $50,000 in prizes combined with Monster Army’s Paid to Podium program for eligible riders. For more details and to register, visit www.monsterarmy.com/paidtopodium. The final two stops at the Incline Club and Clairemont will include PRO Contests where $10,000 will be paid out at each stop to the top six riders: 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,000 and 4-6th $500.

David Lieb was the first-ever 2013 Recon Tour national champion and successfully made his professional debut at Mike Spinner’s Play Pro contest this past November. After the nerves wore off, David finished an impressive 9th overall amongst 19 of some of the best riders in the world. This year, the winner of the Open division at each stop will again be provided with the opportunity of a lifetime. All six winners will earn an invite and travel budget to compete at Recon Tour PRO Contests, AM Finals as well as a spot in the invite-only Play Pro Contest held at Mike Spinner’s backyard park.

For more information or to register for a Monster Army Recon Tour event, please visit www.theReconTour.com. To become a partner or sponsor of the tour, please contact Marc Fiore at 888-874-3374 ext. 133 or marc@hookit.com.