Dew Tour 2005-2012
Each BMX discipline on the 2012 Dew Tour will be featured at one stop this
year. The tour has changed from a year-end point series to two
large-scale events for BMX and Skate.
Ocean City will feature vert, park, mega ramp and flatland.
San Francisco will feature dirt and two new street events.
(Plaza and Harrison St.)
Street riding has been around for decades, but was largely ignored by BMX magazines for years. By the time the media started to cover street, it was already a favorite amongst riders. A far cry from its roots of tricking off a set of stairs while being chased by security guards, these days street is the most covered discipline in BMX. With vert, park and dirt comps being broadcast on live TV since the mid-90's, magazines began to fill the content void by focusing on non-contest disciplines; street and trail riding. Today, BMX street events have moved into the TV contest arena and will make a Dew Tour debut in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Dew Tour plaza course was designed to replicate the legendary SF street spots, including the China Banks - a street spot sessioned by both BMXers and skaters for years. For those with a penchant for high-speed gaps and wallrides, the Dew Tour has created a downhill course with banks, handicap rails, step-up and step-down gaps, a wallride and even a few cars to bash. It will be interesting to see what lines the riders take down Harrison St towards the legendary Embarcadero.
The Dew Tour
is an NBC Sports