The start of the 2015 Dew Tour season is just around the corner.
The first of three stops this year, Chicago’s Grant Park Skate Plaza will host Dew Tour on June 20-21 for skateboard and BMX competitions. Among the events taking place in both sports will be streetstyle, the innovative point-to-point course, full of a wide range of obstacles, that has been a Dew Tour staple for the last three years.
After winning last year’s skateboard streetstyle contest in Brooklyn, Trevor Colden will return to defend his title. Among his chief competition though will be Chicago native Chaz Ortiz, who will be making his streetstyle debut in front of his hometown crowd. The stacked field also includes a lot of heavy-hitting streetstyle veterans – such as Curren Caples, Ryan Decenzo and Alec Majerus – and another first-time streetstyle participant, 2013 skateboard street champion Louie Lopez, making this sure to be a dramatic competition.
On the BMX side, there have been a total of four streetstyle competitions over the years, and they have produced three different winners. All three of those riders – Dennis Enarson, Chad Kerley and two-time champ Garrett Reynolds – will be on hand, battling for the Dew Cup against the likes of fan favorites Drew Bezanson and Scotty Cranmer, rising star Tyler Fernengel and Chicago local Brian Kachinsky. The full roster of athletes for all events is listed below.
In addition to streetstyle, there will also be street best session competitions in both sports, plus a BMX futures contest.
Will Trevor Colden claim back-to-back victories in skateboard streetstyle? (Photo: Bryce Kanights)
All competitions will be streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, and NBC will also have televeision coverage of the event. Check below for specific times to tune in.
If you’re in Chicago though, make sure you don’t miss out on this one. Dew Tour will be free and open to the public all weekend long. Sunday, June 21 also coincides with international Go Skateboarding Day and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters.
Skateboard Street Best Session
Chaz Ortiz will be pulling double duty, competing in both streetstyle and street. (Photo: George Crosland)
BMX Street Best Session
Garrett Reynolds is in search of his third BMX streetstyle title. (Photo: Mark Losey)
NOTE: All times listed are local time (CT) in Chicago.
Saturday, June 20
12:30 p.m CT – BMX Futures Contest
1:00 p.m. CT – Skateboard Streetstyle
4:00 p.m. CT – BMX Street Best Session
Sunday, June 21
9:30 a.m. CT – Zumiez Community Session #1
11:45 a.m. CT – Zumiez Community Session #2
12:00 p.m. CT – BMX Streetstyle
4:00 p.m. CT – Skateboard Street Best Session
HOW TO WATCH
NOTE: All times listed are Eastern Time (ET).
Live Stream Schedule
|Sat 6/20||1:30 pm ET||Skateboard Pre-Show||DewTour.com|
|Sat 6/20||2:00 pm ET||Skateboard Streetstyle||DewTour.com|
|Sat 6/20||4:30 pm ET||BMX Pre-Show||DewTour.com|
|Sat 6/20||5:00 pm ET||BMX Street Best Session||DewTour.com|
|Sun 6/21||12:30 pm ET||BMX Pre-Show||DewTour.com|
|Sun 6/21||1:00 pm ET||BMX Streetstyle||DewTour.com|
|Sun 6/21||4:30 pm ET||Skateboard Pre-Show||DewTour.com|
|Sun 6/21||5:00 pm ET||Skateboard Street Best Session||DewTour.com|
|Sat 6/20||2:30 pm ET||Skateboard Streetstyle||NBC|
|Sat 6/27||3:00 pm ET||Skateboard Street Best Session||NBC|
|Sat 8/1||3:00 pm ET||Best of Dew Tour Chicago||NBC|