The Gatorade Free Flow Tour announces its BMX schedule for 2010 in search for the best BMX amateur riders. The Tour will include 17 BMX park and dirt competitions across 16 parks. It will begin on May 22 in Rye, N.H. at Rye Airfield. Qualified contestants must be 21 years or younger, male or female, across all disciplines. For those under 18 years, they must bring a parent or guardian to sign a liability waiver. There will be an entry fee of $15.
This year’s Free Flow Tour includes BMX dirt into its roster of disciplines. This is its debut in the Tour and will be commemorated by having three BMX dirt races in California, Oregon and Ohio.
Gatorade’s Action Sports Team Manager Kenny Mitchell shares the good news on BMX dirt. “We are excited about the stellar park lineup for the upcoming season of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. And the addition of BMX dirt allows us to bring the 2010 Tour to a whole new group of young riders so Gatorade can continue to fuel the progression of action sports by helping identify the best amateur talent out there.”
The Ramp Ratz of Petaluma, California is featured on its sixth year with the Tour. Other parks of note where the Free Flow Tour will take place are at Incline Club(Lakewood, N.J.) and Jaycee Extreme Park (Greenville, N.C. ). The Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Florida will also be hosting a BMX park contest on August 1.
2009 overall champions for the Gatorade Free Flow Tour were Matt Whyatt (BMX park) and Mykel Larrin (BMX vert). For this year, each winner will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Finals which will be part of the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge on September 16-19. From there, the two BMX champs will race with the pros at the final stage of the 2010 Dew Tour season on October 14-17 in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This is to embody the “Flow to Pro” theme of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour.
Date Location Park Event
May 22 Rye, NH Rye Airfield Skate – Park, Vert; BMX Park
June 12 Perris, CA Da Compound BMX – Park, Dirt
Jun 26-27 Denver, CO Woodward Denver Skate – Park, Vert; BMX – Park
Jul 10-11 Milwaukee, WI 4 Seasons Skate – Park; BMX – Park
Jul 11 Mount Hood, OR Windell’s Camp BMX – Dirt
Jul 17 Lakewood, NJ Incline Club BMX – Park
Jul 25 Petaluma, Ca Ramp Ratz BMX – Park
July 31-Aug 1 Jacksonville, FL Kona Skatepark Skate – Park, Vert; BMX – Park
Aug 7-8 Seattle, WA Skatebarn Skate – Park, Vert; BMX – Park
Aug 14-15 Columbus, OH Flow Skatepark Skate – Park; BMX – Park
Aug 21 Dayton, OH DK Dirt Circuit BMX – Dirt
Aug 21-22 St. Louis, MO Plan 9 Skatepark Skate – Park; BMX – Park
Aug 22 San Diego, CA Mission Valley YMCA BMX – Park
Aug 29 Greenville, NC Jaycee Extreme Park BMX – Park
Sept 4-5 Las Vegas, NV Skate City Skate – Park ; BMX – Park
Sept 11-12 Salt Lake City, UT Rosewood Park Skate – Park; BMX – Park
Sept 16-19 Salt Lake City, UT Free Flow Tour Finals Skate – Park, Vert; BMX – Park, Dirt