Dew Tour is making its way to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever for round two of the Toyota City Championships – this time not only bringing streetstyle but also a unique street course. World-class athletes will take over the Brooklyn borough to showcase the best BMX and skateboarding has to offer.
Want to be a part of the action? Follow this day-by-day guide for the ultimate Dew Tour experience.
Thursday, September 18
We’re kicking off our Brooklyn takeover with a private concert at the legendary House of Vans on Franklin Street. A cornerstone of New York’s music scene, the House of Vans will play host to indie pop act Bleachers and hip hop star J. Cole.
Lead guitarist of indie rock band Fun, Jack Antonoff, fronts new indie pop act Bleachers. Their first single “I Wanna Get Better,” was their first number one off the record Strange Desire.
J. Cole’s first album hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart when it was released in September 2011 and earned him a gold plaque with the platinum-selling, hit-single “Work Out.” His latest album, Born Sinner, debuted on the Billboard 200 at number two and climbed to number one in its third week.
Be a part of the VIP experience, tune in to watch the concert LIVE at DewTour.com/Concert or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app to watch Bleachers and J. Cole from your smartphone or tablet! It’s all happening at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT.
Friday, September 19
On Friday, take a break from the action and explore the Big Apple. Hit up some of our favorite skate shops in NYC. Each of these shops will be sending their best amateur skaters to the Local Shop AM Contest on Sunday to win some hometown glory.
Then head on up to Queens to check out Belief skateshop.
In Manhattan, head down to the lower east side right before Chinatown, check out Labor Skateshop.
For all of the Jersey fans, stop by NJ Skateshop before heading into the city for the weekend of world-class competition.
Don’t forget to find out whom each shop is sending to the Local Shop AM Contest so you can cheer them on when they hit the House of Vans on Sunday.
Saturday, September 20
The Toyota City Championships will officially kick off with BMX Street. Defending champion Garrett Reynolds will be returning hungry for his fifth Dew Cup. However, the reigning champion will be up against the likes of Chad Kerley, Dan Lacey, Stevie Churchill and more heavy hitters. The action kicks off in the iconic House of Vans, where California Rampworks has amped up the existing park to create a never-before-seen course.
The action starts at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT and big screen viewing of the street competitions will be available from the Dew Tour Experience and the north end of Franklin Street. If you aren’t on site you can watch it all at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
After BMX Street make sure to check out the activation area. Paul Mitchell, Squatch, Toyota and National Guard will be in the parking lot next to the House of Vans with unique activations for fans. Also, don’t forget to find a Mike and Ike team member for free samples!
Then, get ready for Skate Street. Kicking off at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT, House of Vans will be pumping with the sounds of the world’s best skaters ripping up the street course. Watch for reigning champ, Louie Lopez, his teammate Curren Caples and Mountain Dew teammates Sean Malto and Paul Rodriguez all going after the Dew Cup.
Sunday, September 21
Saving the best for last, the final day of the Toyota City Championships wraps up with back-to-back streetstyle events. This unique event combines real-life street obstacles with custom built features constructed by California Rampworks to create an authentic streetstyle course. Iconic New York spots like the Brooklyn Banks as well as others inspire the course. Scroll through these course renderings to get an idea.
The BMX riders take the course first. Fresh off a win in Portland, Dennis Enarson will be looking to defend his current title against friend, teammate and 2013 champion, Chad Kerley. Watch as the two go head-to-head in search of a second streetstyle win. Get a taste of their rivalry in this friendly Game of B.M.X. and then watch it all go down at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT at DewTour.com/LIVE.
Defending streetstyle champ, Dennis Enarson with a backflip tailwhip in Portland.
If you’re in town for the event, make sure you pop over to watch the Local Shop AM Contest between streetstyle events. Your favorite locals will be throwing down and looking for some hometown glory, kicking off at 2pm ET.
After the shop battle, make sure to hurry back to Franklin Street to catch the final event of the weekend, Skate Streetstyle, going down at 4pm ET. After taking a narrow second place in Portland, Alec Majerus is ready for his first Dew Cup. Watch the shredder go up against Brooklyn local Zered Bassett, young gun Curren Caples and former Dew Cup champ Ryan Decenzo.
Get a taste with Alec’s run from Portland below.
When it’s all over make sure to set your TV’s to watch it ALL when the action plays on NBC and NBCSN in October.
SAT – Oct. 18 3:00p – 5:00p NBC PDX Skate Streetstyle
SAT – Oct. 18 1:00a – 3:00a NBCSN PDX BMX Streetstyle
SUN – Oct. 19 2:30p – 4:30p NBC BK Skate Streetstyle
THR – Oct. 23 11:00p – 12:00a NBCSN BK BMX Streetstyle