Soda-Endorsed “Extreme” Athletes To Take Over Civic Center Plaza This Weekend

For a second consecutive year, BMX bicyclists and skateboarders will take over San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza for a weekend.

The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships, scheduled to begin with a trial street skate today at 5 p.m., will feature some of the world’s best extreme sports athletes at the transformed plaza across from City Hall through Sunday.

A landscape of concrete and dirt ramps have been set up at the plaza for the athletes, including Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler and Sean Malto, to participate.

Harrison Street, between Fremont and Spear streets, will also be used for “street-style” competitions on Sunday only, according to organizers.

A musical performance featuring rapper Common is scheduled for Saturday night, 9 to 11 p.m., at the Regency Ballroom at 1290 Sutter St., organizers said.

There will also be a photo gallery for viewing, Dew Tour Recognize, featuring photos of San Francisco’s rich skate and BMX history, according to organizers.

The gallery will be on display at Book and Job Gallery at 838 Geary St. Friday to Sunday.

A community day is also scheduled for Sunday, allowing skaters and bicyclists to use the pro street course, organizers said.

The Dew Tour is free. Premium passes are available for $25 on Friday and $50 for Saturday and Sunday.
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