Ocean City, Portland, and Brooklyn Streetstyle Events Added for Tenth Anniversary Season
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Dew Tour will kick off in Ocean City, Maryland for the fourth year, followed by streetstyle-focused stops in Portland, Oregon and Brooklyn, New York, Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced today. The Dew Tour will lead the industry with 28 hours of coverage across the NBC Sports Group, including live coverage on NBC and NBCSN.
The Dew Tour schedule sees the addition of a third summer event to the 2014 schedule, developed in response to the success of the streetstyle events for skateboarding. For the fourth consecutive year, the Dew Tour will begin the season in Ocean City, Md., home of the Dew Tour Beach Championships. The five day event will take place June 25-29, and feature the world's best athletes in the sports of skateboard.
The second stop of the 2014 season will take place August 16-17, in Portland, Oregon, when the Dew Tour holds the first of two Toyota City Championships. The Toyota City Championships in Portland will include skateboard streetstyle competitions
The Toyota City Championships in Brooklyn will be held September 20-21, and will feature street and streetstyle events. The world famous House of Vans Brooklyn, will serve as the venue for the BMX and skateboard street competitions. The competitions will feature courses inspired by iconic NYC skate spots, and will provide athletes with the chance to showcase their creativity and technical skills in an authentic street event. Courses for the two Toyota City Championships streetstyle focused events will be designed and constructed by renowned California Rampworks. In addition, Rob Meronek and Ryan Clements will serve as Sport Directors for the street and streetstyle events. They will work with the Dew Tour to determine the direction of the disciplines over the course of the year, from course design to on-site competitions.
“The House of Vans Brooklyn is a cultural hub for the community and we’re really proud to open it up in a big way this year as a partner of the Dew Tour's first-ever New York event,” said Steve Van Doren, Vans vice president of events and promotions. “We’re excited to reunite with the Dew Tour and look forward to hosting top skateboarders, BMX riders and musicians at the House of Vans Brooklyn.”
The Dew Tour schedule will incorporate specific sports and disciplines at each stop:
Dew Tour Beach Championships: Ocean City, Md.
Skateboard Legends Bowl
Skateboard Street Session
Am Skateboard Shop Battle
Toyota City Championships: Portland, Ore.
Toyota City Championships: Brooklyn, N.Y.
The 2014 Dew Tour will be available on NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra where 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.