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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Video of the Day: Best Dew Tour BMX Tricks

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Do you recognize the Civic Center? - ALLI SPORTS
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  • Do you recognize the Civic Center?

You know you've lost your outlaw status when the corporate sponsors roll in, and so it is with extreme sports. Gone are the days of rough-and-tumble bike messengers killing time at Montgomery station, San Francisco architects hating on skateboarders, and Willie Brown verbally duking it out with Critical Mass. Even Raza Park got a makeover in the aughts, embracing its given name, Potrero del Sol, and boasting an excellent, municipally funded skate park frequented by local families. But just because some skaters now wear Toyota-branded gear, doesn't mean it's not still fun to watch.

See also:

How Not to Be an Asshole at Skate Parks: Seven Rules

Balboa Park Gets a Makeover, and a Skate Park

There's no need to travel out to the Mission for ramps this weekend, since the first city edition of Dew Tour is in town. Now in its eighth year, Dew Tour is turning S.F. streets into a temporary playground for action sports enthusiasts and spectators. So park the Prius, break out your old "Skateboarding Is Not a Crime" T-shirt, and come downtown for skateboarding, BMX, and FMX competitions, fan courses, live music, and probably a lot of Mountain Dew. Also on board are special appearances by athletes and California natives Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, and Ryan Nyquist.

Dew Tour starts Oct. 18 at noon (and runs until Oct. 21) at Civic Center Plaza, Larkin (at Fulton), S.F. Admission is free.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.
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