If you’re in the Chandler, Arizona area on December 12th, this is one for you! There’s a contest going down at the Chandler Bike Park and it’s bound to be a super good time. Get the full details below!
“Although it opened in 2007, Chandler Bike Park has never hosted a legitimate contest…until now. The Bike, Blade and Board Coalition, Urban Recreation and Psychicflyingmonkey Productions are teaming up to organize the first ever BMX freestyle contest at one of the raddest bike parks in the United States.
The Pat Blackburn Open will take place on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 in the incredible winter weather for which Arizona is known nationwide. It will be held at Chandler Bike Park, located in Espee Park at 450 E. Knox Rd. in Chandler, AZ. Competitions will be held in both park and flatland disciplines. Park qualifying will begin at 10 am. Each rider will get two 45 second runs, with the top 5 riders advancing to the finals. Flatland qualifying will begin after park qualifying, and finals will begin after qualifying finishes.
The classes are as follows:
Age – Class
9-12 Good Park
9-12 Great Park
13-16 Good Park
13-16 Great Park
17-35 Good Park
17-35 Great Park
35+ Veteran Park
9-34 Good Flatland
9-34 Great Flatland
35+ Veteran Flatland
Entrants must complete registration, sign a waiver & risk assumption form, and pay the registration fee prior to the competition start. Pre-registration will open online on November 12th and close on December 7th. The entry fee for all pre-registering competitors is $25, and the entry fee for all competitors who register on contest day is $35. Entrants will receive an email confirming their entry along with rules and further details on contest format after receipt of registration fee and completion of the registration form. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.psychicflyingmonkey.com.
The Bike, Blade and Board Coalition (The 3BC) is a grassroots organization based in Arizona that began organizing BMX riders, skateboarders and inline skaters, their parents and supporters in 2003 to get concrete parks built in which all non-motorized, wheeled users could legally ride. Led by Pat Blackburn, 3BC captain for Chandler and BMX racing coach, a movement developed in Chandler that led to the design, build and opening of the Phoenix area’s first bike park on May 5th, 2007.
Urban Recreation is a young startup whose mission is to promote and enhance the action sports experience through education, and community engagement.
Psychicflyingmonkey Productions is a Tempe-based film production company specializing in producing BMX and other action sports films, commercials, music videos, and short and feature films.
Sponsorship, booth and banner opportunities are available for the Pat Blackburn Open. Please e-mail Jason Ryan at Jason@psychicflyingmonkey.com for more information.”