Categories for Action Sports

Dew Tour tickets now on sale

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced tickets to the Dew Tour Portland Invitational are now available for purchase. The four-day event will take place August 11-14 at the Rose Quarter, the second stop of the 2011 Dew Tour season. The event will feature the world’s best in BMX dirt and park, as well as the season’s first skateboard street competition and a live concert.…

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Dew Tour returns to Portland

The Dew Tour today announced its complete schedule for the 2011 season, which includes its return to Portland for the seventh straight year, August 11-14 at the Rose Quarter. The only city that has hosted the Dew Tour since its inception seven years ago, Portland will once again host the multi-sport event with new additions including a concrete skate street course and a skateboard bowl contest. “I am looking forward…

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Shaun White ‘tricks’ his way past Skate Vert rivals

Shaun White lived up to the hype surrounding his return to the Dew Tour on Sunday at the Wendy’s Invitational, posting a 93.5 in the third of his four finals runs to top defending tour champion Bucky Lasek (91.5) for the win in Skate Vert in front of 16,115 at the Rose Garden. He did so with an array of creative combinations of flip tricks and spins that elicited the…

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Shaun White, Sheckler, Mirra to compete at Dew Tour

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…

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Dew Tour returns to Portland

The Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its complete schedule for the 2010 season, which includes its return to Portland for the third stop of the five-city circuit. The only city that has hosted the Dew Tour since its inception six years ago, Portland’s Rose Quarter will once again be the site of the Wendy’s Invitational, August 12-15, and will feature the world’s greatest talent…

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Tour’s Portland stop is big success to participants, officials, fans

For the fifth consecutive year, athletes, officials and fans labeled the Dew Tour’s stop in Portland, held over the weekend at the Rose Quarter, nothing short of a success. A total of 47,680 attended over the four days and watched top athletes competing in the action sports of BMX, freestyle motocross and skateboarding. The attendance was down slightly from last year’s total of 51,000 but compares to other stops the…

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Dew Tour announces athlete list

World class action sports athletes will be coming out for the third stop of the 2009 Dew Tour season, the Wendy’s Invitational, August 13-16 at the Rose Quarter. The Dew Tour returns to Portland for the fifth consecutive year and will feature BMX and skateboarding competitions, as well as an FMX jam session. Over 140 of the best action sports athletes in the world will be in Portland to compete…

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Portland and Dew Tour: A match made in midair

During the AST Dew Tour’s BMX park final competition Sunday at the Rose Garden, Drew Mahalic said he recalled hearing spectators note that one of the athletes, Mike Spinner, had landed a 720, or two midair revolutions on his bike. The first year of the BMX, freestyle motocross and skateboarding stunt spectacle, “nobody even knew what that was called,” said Mahalic, chief executive of the Oregon Sports Authority. After four…

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Nike 6.0 Rail Jam features top skiers and snowboarders

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland will host a Nike 6.0 Snowboard and Ski Rail Jam specialty competition Saturday, Aug. 23. Nearly 44,000 pounds of ice are used to create the snow for the Rail Jam. The third stop of the AST Dew Tour, the Wendy’s Invitational, will take place Aug. 21-24 at Portland’s Rose Quarter. “Some…

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AST Dew Tour unveils street-inspired skate course

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced a new street-focused skate course for the Wendy’s Invitational, held August 21-24 in Portland. This is the first time in Dew Tour history that the skateboard park course will focus on the elements of street skating with a plaza-inspired design. The street-focused course in Portland will feature stairs, rails, jersey barriers, and cement ledges along with elements…

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AST Dew Tour announces schedule for Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the schedule of events for the Wendy’s Invitational, held Aug. 21-24 at Portland’s Rose Quarter. More than 150 of the world’s top skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes will compete in Portland for the third of five events on the 2008 season. Highlights of the event include four Prelims on Thursday and Skateboard Park Finals, BMX Dirt…

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Fourth annual Portland Action Sports Film Contest underway

The Oregon Sports Authority’s fourth annual Portland Action Sports Film Contest is offering amateur filmmakers the chance to show off their filmmaking skills as Portland gets set for the AST Dew Tour’s Wendy’s Invitational, August 21-24 at the Rose Quarter.  Films less than five minutes in length can be submitted online at www.oregonsports.org/action by August 8.  Action sports fans are encouraged to rate and comment on each of the films…

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AST announces Nike 6.0 as summer, winter Dew Tour sponsor

The AST, the umbrella brand and organization of the world’s most prestigious action sports properties, today announced that Nike 6.0 has signed on as an associate sponsor for the AST Dew Tour and AST Winter Dew Tour. As an associate sponsor, Nike 6.0 will receive tour-wide exclusivity in the footwear, athletic and casual apparel, and outerwear categories. Nike 6.0 will also receive fully integrated marketing benefits, including television ads on…

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MTV and NBC announce action sports partnership on AST

MTV Networks Music Group, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks and NBC Sports, a division of NBC Universal, Inc. today announced a wide ranging, strategic partnership to expand  the AST (Action Sports Tour), a global, youth-focused, multimedia, action sports business that includes the AST Dew Tour, the AST Winter Dew Tour and the amateur Free Flow Tour into a global brand that spans MTV and NBC’s multiple screens. Van Toffler,…

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General admission tickets on sale for Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that general admission tickets to the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland, Ore. are available for purchase beginning Monday, April 28. A limited number of premium-seating tickets (Action Zone and Reserved Seating), which went on sale April 1, are still available. The Wendy’s Invitational is the third of five events on the 2008 tour and will be held at…

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AST announces tickets on-sale for 2008 Wendy’s Invitational

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced that premium seating tickets (Action Zone and Reserved Seating) to the Wendy’s Invitational in Portland, Ore. will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, April 1. The Wendy’s Invitational is the third of five events on the 2008 tour and will be held at Portland’s Rose Quarter, Aug. 21-24. For the fourth consecutive year, the event will feature…

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AST Dew Tour returns to Portland

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced Portland as the site of the Wendy’s Invitational, Aug. 21-24, at the Rose Quarter. For the fourth consecutive year, the Portland event will be the third of five stops on the 2008 tour. The event will feature the greatest talent in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. In making the announcement, AST president Wade Martin said: “We are…

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AST Dew Tour: Tricks, crowds getting bigger

Shaun White let out a big sigh Saturday evening inside the bowels of the Rose Garden arena after his third consecutive Skateboard Vert victory on the AST Dew Tour this year. The world’s most recognizable action sports athlete could chill out — finally. “The atmosphere is pretty intense,” said White, who at 20, has already become a global icon in snowboarding and skateboarding.  — Excerpt from The Oregonian, August 20,…

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AST Dew Tour Announces “AST Drops In” Charity Initiative

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced AST Drops In, the tour’s new national charity initiative, will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Portland when the Tour comes to Portland for the Vans Invitational on August 16-19.  As part of the announcement, BMX star Cameron White today taught a special BMX clinic at Glenhaven Skatepark to children from the Boys & Girls Club…

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Portland Action Sports Film Contest Underway

The 2007 Portland Action Sports Film Contest, a creation of the Oregon Sports Authority Advisory Council, is just getting rolling.  Last year the winner of the Portland Action Sports Film Contest won tickets to The AST Dew Tour Vans Invitational and had their film screened during the event.  This year first place will win 4 VIP passes to the AST Dew Tour Vans Invitational August 17-19, plus their film in the spotlight on…

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AST Dew Tour Announces “AST Drops In”

The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced the creation of a new national charity initiative, AST Drops In.   In each AST Dew Tour host city, AST Drops In will work with local charities to introduce disadvantaged children to action sports, providing donations of equipment and funds to incorporate action sports into their daily activities.  Through a relationship with Charity Folks, a leading online marketplace…

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Extreme sports attract crowds

High-energy music, from hip-hop to metal to alt rock, blared at a crowd of a couple hundred spectators inside a North Plains warehouse. Their necks moved in sync, craning from right to left and back as dozens of the world’s top trick mountain bikers looped up, down and around a dirt course that snaked along the edge of the building. For more than three hours on a Tuesday evening in…

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Dew Action Sports Tour Returns to Portland for 2007 Season

The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, today announced Portland as the site of the Vans Invitational, August 16-19, at the Rose Quarter. For the third consecutive year, the Portland event will be the third of five stops on the Tour. The event will feature the greatest talent in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. In making the announcement, Dew Action Sports Tour President Wade Martin said:…

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Newton’s Third Law tested – The Oregonian

The Dew Action Sports Tour returns to Portland today in the second year of a two-year contract. The tour stop, known as the Vans Invitational, attracted more than 50,000 spectators over the tour’s four-day festival last year to watch highflying gymnastics moves on bikes, motorcycles and skateboards.

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