Dew Action Sports Tour Announces Free Flow Tour Dates
04-11-06

For Immediate Release

DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES
2006 FREE FLOW TOUR SCHEDULE

FREE FLOW TOUR WINNERS TO COMPETE AGAINST PROFESSIONALS
AT FINAL DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR EVENT

New York-- April 4, 2006 -- The Dew Action Sports Tour today announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, which provides amateur, locally-based athletes the prospect for professional sponsorship and recognition by the pros. As the official amateur skateboard and BMX contest series of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Free Flow Tour begins April 29 at the Rye Airfield in Rye, NH, and will visit communities across the country all known as hot-spots within the action sports culture.

The Free Flow Tour will include skate competitions at 16 sites and BMX competitions at eight sites. The top skate and BMX finishers at each stop will be flown to the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Vans® Invitational in Portland, OR for the Free Flow Tour Finals, August 17--20, where one champion will be crowned in each sport. Encompassing the ‘Flow to Pro’ theme, the two overall skate and BMX champions win a wild card spot to compete against the pros at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s last stop, the PlayStation® Pro in Orlando, FL. In addition, there is more than $7,000 in cash prizes for the Free Flow Tour.

“It is crucial within the development of these sports to provide a competition platform for amateur athletes to expand and showcase their skills, said Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour. “The Free Flow Tour provides an authentic opportunity for amateur skaters and riders to go big in front of their hometown crowd and a chance to compete with the pros.

The 2006 Free Flow Tour schedule* includes the following dates and locations:

Date City Location
April 29 Rye, NH Rye Airfield
April 30 Taunton, MA Skaters Edge
May 6 Brooklyn, NY Millenium Skate Park
May 13 Moorestown, NJ Overboard Skate Park
May 20 Louisville, KY Louisville Extreme Park
May 21 Louisville, KY Louisville Extreme Park
May 27 Nashville, TN Sixth Avenue Skatepark
May 28 Nashville, TN Sixth Avenue Skatepark
June 3 Orlando, FL Vans® Skatepark
June 4 Orlando, FL Vans® Skatepark
June 10 Dallas, TX Eisenbergs
June 11 Dallas, TX Eisenbergs
June 17 Albuquerque, NM Los Altos Skatepark
June 24 Denver, CO Denver Skatepark
July 1 SLC, UT OGIO
July 2 SLC, UT OGIO
July 8 Peoria, AZ Rio Vista Skate Park
July 15 Encinitas, CA Ecke Family YMCA
July 22 Orange, CA The Block
July 23 Orange, CA The Block
July 29 Bay Area, CA Sunnyvale Skatepark
July 30th Bay Area, CA Ramp Ratz Petaluma
Aug 5 Portland, OR Dept of Skate
Aug 12 Seattle, WA Skatebarn West
Aug 17-20 ** Portland, OR Rose Quarter
Oct 12-15 *** Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Centre

* Schedule subject to change. Bolded sites indicate dates/locations for BMX contests.
** Free Flow Tour Finals at Vans® Invitational.
*** Dew Action Sports Tour Finals at PlayStation® Pro, Free Flow Tour overall champions compete with pros.

2005 CHAMPIONS HIGHLIGHTS
The culmination of an entire summer of competition saw the two Free Flow Tour champions compete against the world’s best at the PlayStation® Pro in Orlando, FL. For Stockton, CA native Jeff Ward (skate) and Livermore, CA native Kevin Kiraly (BMX), it was their first professional contest. Kiraly, age 17, finished a respectable 25th within the professional BMX field, and Ward, age 18, finished an amazing 7th place among his idols. Both have developed numerous sponsorship deals as a result of the Free Flow Tour, truly symbolizing the ‘Flow to Pro’ theme for the Free Flow Tour.

“This is the biggest foot in the door for my future, said Jeff Ward, 2005 Free Flow Tour Skate Champion. “Winning the Free Flow Tour was a huge accomplishment for me, and even bigger was the chance to skate alongside Sheckler and P-Rod in the finals.

2006 VANS® VERT SEARCH
Held at Vans® Orlando on June 3, the Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas on July 15 and Vans® Orange at The Block on July 22, the Vans® Vert Search is a new element to the Free Flow Tour. Event winners from each stop will receive free tuition to the Vans® Bucky Lasek Skate Camp. The contest will be held in a best trick jam style format, with the winner being the skater who throws down the best, most technical trick within the allotted time.

2006 BLOCK PARTIES
To add to the excitement of the Free Flow Tour competitions, Block Parties will be held on the following dates and locations: Louisville, May 20; Orlando, June 3; Denver, June 24; Encinitas, July 15; Sunnyvale, July 29; Portland, August 5. Block Parties are celebrated with live music, free food and giveaways, among other surprises. Block parties are free to the public.

2006 ‘JAM’ FORMAT
The Free Flow Tour is operated as a ‘jam’ format, which is an open forum for all skaters and riders to compete together within their respective sport-specific session. Targeting spectator engagement, the jam-style arrangement encourages the biggest airs and most technical footwork from the competitors.

2006 REGISTRATION
Each competition offers 120 entry positions and is open to both male and female competitors age 18-and-under for skate and 21-and-under for BMX. Contest registration forms are available at participating skateparks, area skate shops, sporting goods stores and at www.freeflowtour.com. There is a $10 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. All competitors take home Free Flow Tour giveaways and following each contest there are post-event parties with autograph sessions, free gear and much more.

2006 JUDGING
The Free Flow Tour Road Crew, all accomplished skaters and riders, will lead each event’s judging panel. At some venues, a pro skater or rider will join the ranks for a guest judging position. Based upon the crowd reaction and judging specifics, skaters and riders are ranked according to their individual presence during the jam. Throughout the 2005 season, pro BMX riders TJ Lavin, Fuzzy Hall, Ryan Guettler, Rob Morales and pro skater Pat Channita attended events and added their professional points-of-view to the judging panels.

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Oct 12-15 *** Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Centre

* Schedule subject to change. Bolded sites indicate dates/locations for BMX contests.
** Free Flow Tour Finals at Vans® Invitational.
*** Dew Action Sports Tour Finals at PlayStation® Pro, Free Flow Tour overall champions compete with pros.

2005 CHAMPIONS HIGHLIGHTS
The culmination of an entire summer of competition saw the two Free Flow Tour champions compete against the world’s best at the PlayStation® Pro in Orlando, FL. For Stockton, CA native Jeff Ward (skate) and Livermore, CA native Kevin Kiraly (BMX), it was their first professional contest. Kiraly, age 17, finished a respectable 25th within the professional BMX field, and Ward, age 18, finished an amazing 7th place among his idols. Both have developed numerous sponsorship deals as a result of the Free Flow Tour, truly symbolizing the ‘Flow to Pro’ theme for the Free Flow Tour.

“This is the biggest foot in the door for my future, said Jeff Ward, 2005 Free Flow Tour Skate Champion. “Winning the Free Flow Tour was a huge accomplishment for me, and even bigger was the chance to skate alongside Sheckler and P-Rod in the finals.

2006 VANS® VERT SEARCH
Held at Vans® Orlando on June 3, the Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas on July 15 and Vans® Orange at The Block on July 22, the Vans® Vert Search is a new element to the Free Flow Tour. Event winners from each stop will receive free tuition to the Vans® Bucky Lasek Skate Camp. The contest will be held in a best trick jam style format, with the winner being the skater who throws down the best, most technical trick within the allotted time.

2006 BLOCK PARTIES
To add to the excitement of the Free Flow Tour competitions, Block Parties will be held on the following dates and locations: Louisville, May 20; Orlando, June 3; Denver, June 24; Encinitas, July 15; Sunnyvale, July 29; Portland, August 5. Block Parties are celebrated with live music, free food and giveaways, among other surprises. Block parties are free to the public.

2006 ‘JAM’ FORMAT
The Free Flow Tour is operated as a ‘jam’ format, which is an open forum for all skaters and riders to compete together within their respective sport-specific session. Targeting spectator engagement, the jam-style arrangement encourages the biggest airs and most technical footwork from the competitors.

2006 REGISTRATION
Each competition offers 120 entry positions and is open to both male and female competitors age 18-and-under for skate and 21-and-under for BMX. Contest registration forms are available at participating skateparks, area skate shops, sporting goods stores and at
www.freeflowtour.com. There is a $10 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. All competitors take home Free Flow Tour giveaways and following each contest there are post-event parties with autograph sessions, free gear and much more.

2006 JUDGING
The Free Flow Tour Road Crew, all accomplished skaters and riders, will lead each event’s judging panel. At some venues, a pro skater or rider will join the ranks for a guest judging position. Based upon the crowd reaction and judging specifics, skaters and riders are ranked according to their individual presence during the jam. Throughout the 2005 season, pro BMX riders TJ Lavin, Fuzzy Hall, Ryan Guettler, Rob Morales and pro skater Pat Channita attended events and added their professional points-of-view to the judging panels.

WWW.FREEFLOWTOUR.COM
The Dew Action Sports Tour‘s official website is the source for all Free Flow Tour event updates and results; including: event recaps, photos and video from across the season and travel diaries from each of the stops. Check the site for additional updates including 2006 tour dates and information.

ABOUT THE DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuted in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse – the largest in action sports – and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event’s festival village includes live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive events.

The Dew Action Sports Tour returns all of its founding partners from year one, including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Associate partners include MasterCard, Mongoose®, OXY® Acne Solutions, Peanut Chews® and Slim Jim.

l website is the source for all Free Flow Tour event updates and results; including: event recaps, photos and video from across the season and travel diaries from each of the stops. Check the site for additional updates including 2006 tour dates and information.

ABOUT THE DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuted in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse – the largest in action sports – and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event’s festival village includes live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive events.

The Dew Action Sports Tour returns all of its founding partners from year one, including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Associate partners include MasterCard, Mongoose®, OXY® Acne Solutions, Peanut Chews® and Slim Jim.