The Dew Tour returns to Portland for the sixth consecutive year for the Wendy’s Invitational, August 12-15 at the Rose Quarter. Neon Trees and Paper Tongues will co-headline the MTV2 Rock N Jock Concert Series at the Rose Quarter on Friday, August 13 from 9:00-11:00pm. Grounds Pass tickets are now available for just $15.
The Wendy’s Invitational will kick-off this Friday with BMX Dirt Finals followed by a concert with Neon Trees and Paper Tongues. Saturday will feature Skate Park Finals and BMX Vert Finals. The weekend will conclude on Sunday with Shaun White and the Skate Vert Finals, BMX Park Finals and freestyle motocross will complete the day with a step-up and best whip competition.
The star-studded field of athletes competing in this weekend’s Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and X Games 16 gold medalists. Among them are:
Shaun White (skate vert): two-time Olympic gold medalist, summer and winter Dew Cup champion, X Games gold medalist Pierre-Luc Gagnon (skate vert): ’08 Dew Cup champion, X Games 16 gold medalist Ryan Sheckler (skate park): Three-time Dew Cup champion and X Games 16 gold medalist Garrett Reynolds (bmx park): Defending Dew Cup champion and recent X Games gold medalist Dave Mirra (bmx park): BMX legend and second in last season’s Dew Cup standings Brett Banasiewicz (bmx park and dirt): BMX rising star and 1st place BMX Dirt finisher at last month’s Nike 6.0 BMX Open.
In skate vert, Shaun White will battle it out with Pierre-Luc Gagnon, along with vert veterans Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Sandro Dias and Andy Macdonald. Ryan Sheckler will look to secure a win in skateboard park against the likes of Greg Lutzka, Paul Rodriguez and Chaz Ortiz.
Garrett Reynolds hopes to take home the Dew Cup again in 2010 and will compete against comeback-kid Mike Spinner, veteran Dave Mirra and fellow X Games 16 gold medalist (BMX park) Daniel Dhers. Out on the dirt course, 2009 BMX Dirt Dew Cup Champion Ryan Nyquist is set to face Dennis Enarson, TJ Ellis, and 15-year-old rising star, Brett Banasiewicz. Banasiewicz has been dominating the BMX scene in both park and dirt since his debut in 2009. Jamie Bestwick is ready for a six-peat in BMX Vert, holding onto the longest winning streak in Dew Tour history.
14 countries from around the world will be represented at the Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational. The complete list of countries includes:
The Wendy’s Invitational schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, August 12th – Gates Open at 2:00PM
3:30PM – 5:00PM SKB Vert Prelims
5:30PM – 7:30PM SKB Park Prelims
7:00PM – 9:00PM BMX Dirt Prelims
Friday, August 13th – Gates Open at 3:00PM
3:00PM – 4:30PM BMX Vert Prelims
7:30PM – 9:00PM BMX Dirt Final
9:00PM – 11:00PM Neon Trees and Paper Tongues Concert at Rose Quarter
Saturday, August 14th – Gates Open at 12:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM SKB Park Final
4:00PM – 6:30PM BMX Park Prelims
7:00PM – 8:00PM BMX Vert Final
Sunday, August 15th – Gates Open at 12:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM SKB Vert Final
3:30PM – 4:30PM BMX Park Final
5:00PM – 6:00PM FMX
***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
For those not able to attend the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland, you can catch in on NBC and USA all weekend long.
NBC, Saturday, Aug. 14, 4-6pm EDT, Skate Park Finals
NBC, Sunday, Aug. 15, 4-6pm EDT, Skate Vert Finals
USA, Saturday, Aug. 14, Midnight-1am EDT
USA, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2-3am EDT
USA, Monday, Aug. 16 7-8am EDT
Schedule is subject to change, so please check your local listings.
In addition to world-class competitions, the four -day event will include an interactive Festival Village featuring Mountain Dew and FUEL TV’s Green Label Experience, the Nike iD program where fans can customize their own pair of shoes, the NERF Dart Tag World Championships, free product giveaways, demos of the latest Sony and PlayStation games and electronics and athlete autograph signings.
Tickets for the Wendy’s Invitational are available through Rose Quarter Box Office, participating Safeway/TicketsWest locations, online at ComcastTIX.com and by phone at 877.789.ROSE (7673). Visit www.Allisports.com for more information.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Action Zone tickets cost $100 for adults and children and provide access to priority reserved seating for all finals. Additionally, Action Zone ticket-holders receive Dew Tour merchandise, a behind-the-scenes tour, athlete autograph session, merchandise discount coupon, Fast Pass access into all venues and interactive areas and cold Mountain Dew. Reserved seating tickets are $35 for children and adults and guarantees seating for all finals competitions. Grounds Pass tickets cost $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Receive a FREE Thursday grounds pass ticket with every Friday-Sunday ticket purchased.4 day ticket packages are also available.