HOUSE OF VANS SET TO HOST 2014 DEW TOUR TOYOTA CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
LARGEST ACTION SPORTS COMPETITION TO HIT BROOKLYN
SEPTEMBER 20 & 21
House of Vans, the cultural hub for the original action sports shoe and clothing maker, is set to be the official venue host for the 2014 Dew Tour in Brooklyn this weekend, September 20–21. The world’s best athletes in skateboarding and BMX will compete in the Toyota City Championships, the most anticipated stop on the 2014 Dew Tour as it debuts in Brooklyn for the first time.
Outside House of Vans, Franklin St. will be closed off and taken over by the Dew Tour’s distinctive streetstyle course which combines real-life street obstacles with reinforced structures to provide competitors with an exciting redesign from previous years. Inside House of Vans, the existing street course design has been transformed to challenge athletes to demonstrate technical skills as they create unique lines through the features.
Competitions include BMX streetstyle, skateboard streetstyle, BMX street and skateboard street. Expect to see all-star talent from the Vans team including BMX riders Dakota Roche, Brian Kachinsky, Bruno Hoffman, Ty Morrow, Scotty Cranmer and more, plus Vans Pro Skate team rider Curren Caples, who was awarded “Toyota Athlete of the Year” for 2013.
The Dew Tour will kick off Thursday, September 18 at the House of Vans with a concert by R&B/hip-hop artist J Cole, complimented by the indie pop sounds of Bleachers, a newer American group created by Jack Antonoff of the band Fun. The concert can be viewed online via livestream at www.DewTour.com.
The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will air October 18-19 on NBC and NBCSN. The Toyota City Championships is a free event and is open to the public. Event gates will open at noon on Saturday, September 20 and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 21.
ABOUT HOUSE OF VANS
The House of Vans, the cultural hub for the original action sports shoe and clothing maker, is located at 25 Franklin Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Along with an indoor concrete bowl and outdoor skate plaza, this window into the world of Vans includes a permanent stage for concerts and enough space to virtually do anything our imaginations allow. The House of Vans has grown beyond Brooklyn, NY with locations in Europe and Asia along with curated venues and special shows at premiere music festivals like South by Southwest and Sled Island in Canada.