The Schedule is here as well as the new addition of Dirt to the Tour.
GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES 2010 SCHEDULE AND THE ADDITION OF BMX DIRT
Sixth Season of Amateur BMX Series Includes Top Parks, New Discipline; Registration Now Open at http://www.gatoradefreeflowtour.com
Burr Ridge, Ill. – April 26, 2010 – Seeking the best amateur BMX riders across the country, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the complete BMX schedule for the 2010 season. Hosting a total of 17 BMX park and dirt contests at 16 parks this summer, the Tour officially kicks off May 22 in Rye, N.H. at Rye Airfield.
Highlighting the 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour is the addition of BMX dirt to the discipline roster – a first in the Tour’s six-year history. Travelling to Da Compound (Calif.), Windell’s Camp (Ore.) and the Dayton, Ohio stop of the legendary DK Dirt Circuit, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour will hold three BMX dirt competitions over the course of the summer.
“We are excited about the stellar park lineup for the upcoming season of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour,” said Kenny Mitchell, action sports team manager for Gatorade. “And the addition of BMX dirt allows us to bring the 2010 Tour to a whole new group of young riders so Gatorade can continue to fuel the progression of action sports by helping identify the best amateur talent out there.”
A part of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour since its inception, Petaluma, Calif.’s Ramp Ratz will be included on the contest circuit for the sixth consecutive year. The Tour will also hold contests at top parks including Incline Club (Lakewood, N.J., third consecutive year) and Jaycee Extreme Park (second year in a row) located in the hub of the BMX community, Greenville, N.C.
Typically a skate-only park, Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Fla. will open its doors to BMX riders for a BMX park contest on Aug. 1 as well.
The complete 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour schedule* includes the following dates and locations:
May 22, Rye Airfield in Rye, N.H.
June 12, Da Compound in Perris, Calif.
June 27, Woodward Denver in Denver, Colo.
July 11, 4 Seasons in Milwaukee, Wis.
July 11, Windell’s Camp in Mount Hood, Ore.
July 17, Incline Club in Lakewood, N.J.
July 25, Ramp Ratz in Petaluma, Calif.
Aug. 1, Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Fla.
Aug. 8, Skatebarn in Seattle, Wash.
Aug. 14, Flow Skatepark in Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 21, DK Dirt in Dayton, Ohio
Aug. 22, Plan 9 Skatepark in St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 22, Mission Valley YMCA in Clairemont, Calif.
Aug. 29, Jaycee Extreme Park in Greenville, N.C.
Sept. 5, Skate City in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 12, Rosewood Park in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 16-19 Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals in Salt Lake City, Utah
* Schedule subject to change.
** Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals held in conjunction with the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge
Last year, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour crowned two overall champions – Matt Whyatt in BMX park and Mykel Larrin in BMX vert. Other past Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX park champions include Kevin Kiraly (2005), Mike Spinner (’06), Ricky Moseley, (’07) and Glenn Salyers (’08), along with BMX vert champions John Chin (’07) and Tyler Chamberlain (’08).
The 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour will include a total of 17 BMX contests (three BMX dirt and 14 BMX park) at 16 parks across the United States. The winners in each of the 17 competitions will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place in conjunction with the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 16-19. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two BMX champions will earn a spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the 2010 Dew Tour season, October 14-17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
All competitions are open to both male and female amateur competitors 21 and younger for all BMX disciplines. There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Contest registration forms, waivers and detailed information are available ahead of time at http://www.gatoradefreeflowtour.com