Local amateur skateboarders, BMX riders get chance to show their stuff

In a quest to find the top amateur skaters and BMX riders in the country, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is coming to Las Vegas on Sept. 4-5. SkateCity Indoor Skatepark will host the event, which is open to male and female amateur competitors 21 and younger.

The tour features 30 skateboarding and 17 BMX competitions at 30 parks across the United States. Winners from each event will be flown to the finals in Salt Lake City on Sept. 16-19.

There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants under 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Registration is available at gatoradefreeflowtour.com or on site the day of the event.

This is the sixth year of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, which is the official amateur series of the professional Dew Tour, but the first time the competition has been held in Las Vegas.

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