Generally, we try and stay away from heavily opinionated posts on the site, since we feel our opinion is just one voice of many, many BMX riders around the world and everyone has a different perspective on this sport of ours. But, today we are seeing a lot of discussion about the future of BMX contests after seeing the plan for the Nitro World Games, which is ultimately looking for a new way to expose BMX, moto-x, skateboarding and a few other action sports to the masses in hopes of pumping the industries full of energy and revived life that many feel is struggling to get the attention of the masses anymore. So, we’re going to toss out our perspective and then we’re hoping to get a lot of discussion going in the comments whether it be here, Facebook or really anywhere we can get riders to discuss their ideas or dreams of where to take this thing we call BMX next.
To go along with the regular Dew Tour pro contest, they threw an AM contest last weekend as well. Check out what a ton of familiar faces along with a few unheard of guys threw down in this highlight video!
“Early on Saturday, Dew Tour threw a little-known event by the name of Futures, inviting 12 of the best AM (couple of exceptions here) street riders under the age of 25 in the midwest to come show what the future of BMX will look like…definitely a few dudes in this that I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of in the future. Shout out to Dew Tour for having an event like this (although, I think they should have filmed and put out their own edit, as well—no shots)…
***sorry about the spelling of Connor Keating in the video. My excuse is that I was running off the names supplied to me by Dew…
1. Cory Wiergowski
2. Mikey Tyra
3. Connor Keating
4. Matt Lough
5. Jamie Thayer
6. Chase Krolicki
7. Nick Bullen
8. Pat Richert
9. Alex Duleba
10. Dylan Thayer
11. Kreg Delano
12. Dylan McCauley” – Ride BMX
Did you catch the live stream of the BMX Streetstyle contest at the Dew Tour in Chicago this past weekend? Well, here’s your chance to see all of the highlights from Garrett Reynolds, Kevin Peraza, Chad Kerley, Tyler Fernengel, Dennis Enarson and more! Hit that play button some see some damn good BMX riding.
“DEW TOUR CHICAGO: BMX STREETSTYLE HIGHLIGHTS
The BMX streetstyle contest at Dew Tour Chicago was packed with incredible runs from the likes of Dennis Enarson, Garrett Reynolds, Tyler Fernengel and more.”
“DENNIS ENARSON CAPTURES SECOND BMX STREETSTYLE TITLE AT DEW TOUR CHICAGO
Enarson Tops Streetstyle Podium Following A Second Place Finish In Saturday’s Street Final
Chicago, Ill. – June 21, 2015 – The 2015 Dew Tour action continued Sunday with the top BMX athletes competing at the Dew Tour Chicago Streetstyle course. After a second place finish on Saturday in BMX Street Best Session, California-native Dennis Enarson continued his impressive performance in Chicago by taking the top spot in the BMX Streetstyle Final. The packed crowd was electric as Enarson rode away with the title.
Enarson didn’t waste any time Sunday, turning in a 90.50 on his first run, holding the only score in the 90’s for a majority of the contest. The last rider to take the course, Enarson’s score was enough to hold off Garrett Reynolds’ 88.92 for second place and Tyler Fernengel’s 88.25, and continued to give the fans a show with his victory lap. This is Enarson’s second time atop the Dew Tour Streetstyle podium, winning in 2014 in Portland.
The Dew Tour is the only action sports competition to hold a BMX Streetstyle event, and Enarson took full advantage of the custom-built course. In his winning run, he put down an impressive line consisting of a foot plant three into the eurogap, transitioning to a no footed seat grab bar over the box jump, foot jammed up onto the wedge landing, 270 to another quarter, opposite hanger across the trash can, tire ride to opposite whip, 270 to smith on the quarter, rolling back in, and ending his run with step up to hanger, curve wall to tail whip, and a huge opposite whip over the down rail.
“Dew Tour and Chicago have always been rad,” said Enarson. “I’ve been coming for eight years, and the Dew Tour always treats their athletes really well. The vibe is so chill.” When asked about streetstyle, Enarson said, “Streetstyle is always one of my favorite events. You get to rip the whole way down, so I love it.”
Photos and video from Sunday’s BMX Streetstyle Final are available here. The 2015 Dew Tour BMX action will continue Aug. 14-16 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.”
Full results and videos after the jump!
The Dew Tour will be going off this weekend in Chicago! BMX Street is set to go today (Saturday, June 20th) at 4:30 PM (ET) / 3:30 PM (Central) / 1:30 PM (West Coast) and then BMX Street Style tomorrow (Sunday, June 21st at 12:30 PM (ET), 11:30 AM (Central) and 9:30 AM (West Coast) with guys like Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley, Simone Barraco, Dakota Roche, Alex Kennedy, Brian Kachinsky, Timmy Theus and more going to work on the courses!
Watch the LIVE FEED right here.
Yesterday, the Street Session went down at Dew Tour Chicago at the Grant Park Plaza and things definitely got heated up! Chad Kerley ended up taking home the win with Dennis Enarson and Sean Ricany rounding out the top 3! Check out the full press release below along with final results and highlights from Chad, Dennis and Sean!
“CHAD KERLEY WINS BMX STREET BEST SESSION FINAL AT DEW TOUR CHICAGO HELD AT NEW GRANT PARK SKATE PLAZA
Chicago, Ill. – June 20, 2015 – Kicking off the 2015 Dew Tour, the top BMX athletes battled at Grant Park Skate Plaza. Chad Kerley fed off the Chicago crowd to top the podium in the BMX Street Best Session Final.
Through three sections the lead was constantly in flux as riders’ creativity drew celebratory support from the crowd and fellow athletes. In the end, 2013 Street Champion Chad Kerley rode away with the title earning a score of 91.42 . Kerley’s composure allowed him to pull off huge tricks even as he was “winging it” through the contest, landing tricks such as a feeble manual whip, hop up feeble bar out and a fakie into the final ledge. Dennis Enarson, with a score of 88.92, and Sean Ricany, with an 88.00, joined Kerley on the podium, taking second and third, respectively.
“I feel super good about winning, and I love Chicago so much,” said Kerley. “I didn’t expect the park to be right in the city; when I came in I saw so many kids riding, the scene was so big and it had me stoked to ride here.” When asked about Saturday’s competition, Kerley responded, “You never know what people are going to bring, but on zone three in particular, people got down heavy like I have never seen.”
Dew Tour Chicago continues Sunday, June 21, 2015, with the BMX Streetstyle Final at 12 p.m. followed by Skateboard Street Best Session Final at 4 p.m. CST. Dew Tour Chicago will stream live on www.DewTour.com starting at 11:45 a.m. CST.
Full Results and highlight videos after the jump!
The Dew Tour caught up with Brian Kachinsky to find out more about the scene in Chicago and why it’s such a great city. This has some insight from Brian along with a ton of riding. Definitely a BMX video worth checking out! Brian rules!
“An incredible city with great spots to ride – that’s what has BMXer Brian Kachinsky hooked on Chicago. The Wisconsin native relocated to the Windy City years ago, and once he got past the initial culture shock of big city living, what he discovered was a vibrant, friendly BMX scene that also happens to be really diverse. A key player in the city’s BMX scene for years, Kachinsky recently was instrumental in getting the Grant Park Skate Plaza built downtown, and he’ll now have a chance to compete at that park when it plays host to Dew Tour.”
The Dew Tour is hitting Chicago this weekend and things are already heating up! Check out highlights from the BMX street practice that went down yesterday with guys like Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley, Alex Donnachie, Broc Raiford, Alex Kennedy, Brian Kachinsky, Timmy Theus, Simone Barraco, Ty Morrow, Dakota Roche and more throwing down! You know this has tons of heat in it!
“Dew Tour Chicago kicked off at 11am this morning, with some of the best of the world hitting the Grant Park (plus a few extra add ons). To be honest, the park is pretty underwhelming…for an event at least. There’s not much on the burly side and even the Dew Tour additions are pretty pussy-fied. But hey, the dudes are still killing it (as you’ll see), so I’m sure it’ll be a good time.
Side note, I had a flight nightmare and had to sleep (I use that term loosely) in an airport last night and my bag with my video handle in it is still MIA, so there’s some shaky footage in this. Filming lines with a handheld DSLR and wired on nothing but caffeine is hard. Forgive me. And shouts to the random hula-hoop girl that showed up out of nowhere and tried to kiss everyone.
Film/edit: Ryan Fudger” – Ride BMX