The Salt Lake Scene

2008 AST Dew Tour Hits Downtown Salt Lake

The 2008 AST Mountain Dew Tour is currently set up to stun downtown Salt Lake. This is the beginning of the fourth season for this tour and the Toyota Challenge will also kick off as part of the event.

Over 60,000 people are expected to show up this weekend to watch the Freestyle Motocross and BMX outdoors with the other events of BMX (park, vert) and Skateboarding (park and vert) being held inside the Energy Solutions Arena.

Our own Adam Barker went out yesterday afternoon and got the following shots. If you've got a chance to get to one of the events, don't miss it! This event will blow your mind.  Check out the details and the schedule on the AST website.

About the AST Dew Tour

The Action Sports Tour (AST) is the recently created umbrella brand and organization of the world's most prestigious action sports events. Currently the AST consists of two national tours, one international event and an amateur series: AST Dew Tour (debuted in 2005), AST Winter Dew Tour (debuting in 2008), AST China (debuting in 2008), and Free Flow Tour (debuted in 2005).

The AST Dew Tour consists of five major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool.

Each event features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross. At season's end, the overall point's leaders in the six disciplines are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup.