SALT LAKE CITY -- The Dew Tour returns to Salt Lake City for the fourth consecutive year for the Toyota Challenge, which will run today through Sunday at EnergySolutions Arena.
The four-day event features competitions with the best skateboard and BMX athletes, along with the largest FMX competition on the 2010 Dew Tour. Reserved tickets, which guarantee a seat at Final competitions on the day of purchase, are available for $35.
Freestyle motocross returns to Salt Lake City bigger and better than ever, with two exciting competitions on Friday and Saturday. Friday's open qualifiers will showcase new talent in FMX, where those who advance will face the legends in the sport on Saturday in a winner-take-all final. The best talent in FMX has been invited to the Toyota Challenge, including Adam Jones, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Mike Mason and Nate Adams.
The star-studded field of skateboard and BMX athletes competing in this weekend's Toyota Challenge includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists. Among them are Shaun White, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez, Garrett Reynolds, Dave Mirra and Brett Banasiewicz.
Taking place in conjunction with the Toyota Challenge are the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, the official amateur series of the Dew Tour. Over 70 of the best amateur skateboarders and BMX riders will be in Salt Lake City vying for a chance to compete against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas this October.
The Toyota Challenge schedule of events:
Thursday--Gates open at 3 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.--BMX vert prelims; 4:30-6:30 p.m.--Skateboard park prelims; 7-8:30 p.m.--BMX dirt prelims.
Friday--Gates open at 1 p.m.; 1-2:30 p.m.--Skateboard vert prelims; 3-4:30 p.m.--Gatorade Free Flow Tour skateboard park final, Round 1; 4-6:30 p.m.--BMX park prelims; 5-7:30 p.m.--Freestyle motocross open qualifier; 7:30- 8:30 p.m.--BMX vert final; 9-11 p.m.--Neon Trees and Paper Tongues Concert.
Saturday--Gates open at 11:30 a.m.; 12:15-1:30 p.m.--Gatorade Free Flow Tour skateboard park, Final-Round 2; 2-4 p.m.--BMX dirt final; 5-6:15 p.m.--Skateboard park final; 6:15-7 p.m.-- Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX dirt final; 8-9:30 p.m.--Freestyle motocross.
Sunday--Gates open at 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.--Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX park final; 2-4 p.m.--Skateboard vert final; 5-6 .m.--BMX park final; 6-6:45 p.m.--Gatorade Free Flow Tour skateboard vert final.
Tickets for the Toyota Challenge are available through Smith's Tix, Smithstix.com and the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office or by phone at 801-476-8499. Visit www.Allisports.com for more information.