DEW TOUR ANNOUNCES 2009 SCHEDULE: NEW HOST CITIES TO INCLUDE CHICAGO AND BOSTON
ISF’s World Championship of Skateboarding to be held at Dew Tour’s Boston Event

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long actions sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2009 season. In addition to returning to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, and Orlando, the Tour will stop in Chicago with a BMX event and Boston with a skateboard event.

The 2009 Dew Tour will feature a BMX (park, dirt and vert) event in Chicago this June followed by the first ever ISF’s (International Skateboarding Federation) World Championship of Skateboarding on U.S. soil (park and vert) in Boston. The five-stop tour will then continue on to Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City and Orlando featuring BMX, skateboarding, and freestyle motocross.

“I’m stoked for the start of the ’09 Dew Tour season,” said 2008 Skate Park Dew Cup champion Chaz Ortiz. “It’s going to be a lot of fun skating with Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, and Greg Lutzka again. They are all great skaters, and I look up to them so I am really excited for the first contest.”

The complete 2009 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                           Date                             Location

Event 1                         June 26-27                    Chicago, Ill.—Grant Park

Event 2                         July 24-25                     Boston, Mass.—TD Banknorth Garden

Wendy’s Invitational       Aug. 13-16                    Portland, Ore.—Rose Quarter

Toyota Challenge          Sept. 17-20                    Salt Lake City, UT—EnergySolutions Arena

PlayStation® Pro          Oct. 15-18                     Orlando, Fla.—Amway Arena