Tony Hawk’s Gigantic Skatepark Tour Rolls Across USWorld Champion Skateboarder and ESPN Team Up for Twelve City Tour
Tony Hawk, takes to America’s biggest and best skateparks this summer for a nationwide skatepark tour which will be televised on ESPN and ESPN 2. The tour, which is divided into three sections, will hit the west coast June 18th –25th, 2000 followed by the east coast July 9th –15th and the mid-west July 29th –August 5th. The tour gets underway June 18th in San Diego, CA.
Hawk will gather a group of fellow skateboarders and BMX riders to hit 12 cities throughout the United States this summer. The tour will stop at parks ranging from those with an extensive skate history such as Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, FL to Camp Woodward, the most recognized alternative sports summer camp in the United States in Woodard, PA.
The skaters and BMX riders will travel the US in a tour bus exploring not just the parks that they attend for demonstrations, but other points of interest and skateboarding scenes as well. ESPN and ESPN 2 are teaming up with Hawk to produce 8 hours of original programming that will focus on the tour and the athletes as well as lifestyle elements on the bus.
For the first time, ESPN’s coverage will document a skateboarding tour from start to finish and will enable the network to convey the lifestyle and culture of these sports and the athletes that live them. The television airing dates kick-off July 11, 2000 and will be hosted by on-camera X Games talent Selema Masekela and ESPN’s Paved New World host Rob Wells.
The final tour schedule and athletes are as followsWEST COASTJune 18–Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
June 20–Skate Street, Ventura, CA
June 22–Real Ride Skatepark, Las Vegas, NV
June 24–Real Ride Skatepark, Salt Lake City, UT
Skaters–Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Colin McKay, Willy Santos, KrisMarkovich, Andrew Reynolds and BMX pros Rick Thorne and Mike “Rooftop”EscamillaEAST COAST
July 8–Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, FL
July 10–Rampage Skatepark, Duluth, GA
July 12–Eastwood Skatepark, Wilmington, NC
July 14–Skaters Island, Middletown, RI
Skaters–Tony Hawk, Bam Margiera, Alex Chalmers, Anthony Furlong, BrianSumner and BMX pros Mat Hoffman and Mike “Rooftop” EscamillaMID WEST
July 29–Vans Skatepark, Woodbridge, VA
July 31–Woodward Camp, Woodward, PA
August 2–Airborne, Roseville, MI
August 4–WARP, Woodstock, IL
Skaters–Tony Hawk, Kris Markovich, Andy Macdonald, Willy Santos, BamMargiera and BMX pros Mat Hoffman and Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla