It's been a few years, but Dew Tour is returning to Portland, Oregon! Get ready, as the best in BMX and skateboarding will be taking over the city, but this time will be unlike the rest.
Broadway Street will become the newest home of the Toyota City Championships, and with that comes the excitement of the downhill streetstyle course and a fresh format in BMX dirt.
Dew Tour's streetstyle event takes competition back to its roots by using real-life street obstacles on a downhill course that makes a thrilling experience for both the athletes and fans alike.
The new format in BMX dirt opens up the competition for athletes to throw down their best bangers and go head-to-head in a heated session unlike anything you've seen at Dew Tour before.
You can watch the action live at DewTour.com/LIVE but why stay at home when you could come out and see the iconic event LIVE! If you are in the area — or even if you're not — making the trip out to Portland for the Toyota City Championships will be worth it!
For a quick taste of the action to come watch this video, and for more information on the Portland festivities to come give the below press release a read.
WORLD'S TOP SKATEBOARD AND BMX ATHLETES TO
COMPETE AT DEW TOUR TOYOTA CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
IN PORTLAND, ORE.
Toyota City Championships to Air October 18-19 on NBC and NBCSN
Competitors to Include Drew Bezanson, Ryan Sheckler and Ryan Nyquist
Free Downtown Event to Feature New Streetstyle Format on Broadway
Burr Ridge, Ill. – August 4, 2014 – NBC Sports Group continues the 10th Anniversary season of the Dew Tour, with the Toyota City Championships in Portland, Ore., August 16 – 17. With many of the world's best athletes in BMX and skateboarding confirmed for the second stop of the 2014 Dew Tour schedule, the Toyota City Championships will take over Broadway street and the surrounding downtown Portland area all weekend long.
"We are excited to bring our new streetstyle format to one of the Dew Tour's longest-standing host cities," said Eric Grilly, President, Alli Sports. "With a mix of sports and disciplines, a live DJ set, and multiple points for consumers to interact with the athletes and brands, this weekend of free events truly has something for everyone."
For the first time in Portland, the two-day street-oriented competition will take place on Broadway street, as riders compete in front of the urban downtown backdrop. Competitions will include BMX streetstyle, BMX dirt, skateboard streetstyle and skate best trick. The distinctive course will combine real-life street obstacles with reinforced structures to provide competitors with an exciting redesign from previous years.
Ryan Sheckler en route to becoming the two-time Skate Streetstyle champion.
Fans can expect to see two-time defending skateboard streetstyle champion Ryan Sheckler fight for his title against local favorite David Gravette, and up and comer Curren Caples. In the BMX streetstyle competition, all eyes will turn to Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley and Drew Bezanson as they battle it out. In addition, former BMX dirt champion Kyle Baldock will take on a roster of competitors in the BMX Dirt Session. A full list of confirmed athletes can be found at www.DewTour.com.
"I'm excited to showcase this new streetstyle discipline to the fans in Portland," said Bezanson. "We're bringing something really fresh to a city with deep roots in the action sports culture. I can't think of a better way to kick off the two-stop Toyota City Championships."
Drew Bezanson taking the up-rail to a turndown.
On Saturday, August 16, a free, hour-long DJ performance will set the tone for an exciting night of BMX Dirt Finals. Exmag will spin their latest hits in front of a crowd right at the dirt course, as the athletes fine-tune their best tricks leading into the contest.
The Toyota City Championships is a free event and is open to the public. Event gates will open at Noon on Saturday, August 16. On Sunday, August 17, the gates will open at 10 a.m. The complete schedule of events for the Toyota City Championships is as follows:
TOYOTA CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, Aug. 16 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Skateboard Streetstyle Practice
Saturday, Aug. 16 3 – 6 p.m. BMX Streetstyle Practice
Saturday, Aug. 16 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Skateboard Best Trick Practice
Saturday, Aug. 16 6 – 7 p.m. Skateboard Best Trick Finals
Saturday, Aug. 16 6 – 7:45 p.m. BMX Dirt Session Practice
Saturday, Aug. 16 8 – 9 p.m. BMX Dirt Session Finals
Sunday, Aug. 17 10 – 11:45 a.m. BMX Streetstyle Practice
Sunday, Aug. 17 Noon – 2 p.m. BMX Streetstyle Final
Sunday, Aug. 17 2 – 3:45 p.m. Skateboard Streetstyle Practice
Sunday, Aug. 17 4 – 6 p.m. Skateboard Streetstyle Final
*All times listed are local/PT
TELEVISION AND LIVE STREAM
The 2014 Dew Tour will be presented on NBC, NBCSN and DewTour.com/live on NBC Sports Live Extra. Dew Tour's dedicated digital platform will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.
TOYOTA CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Saturday, Oct. 18 3 – 5 p.m. NBC
Saturday, Oct. 18 1 – 3 a.m. NBCSN
*All times listed are ET
DEW TOUR ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra— NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live comprehensive streaming coverage of Dew Tour Live presented by Quiznos via "TV Everywhere", the media industry's effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.