2014 Dew Tour Portland highlights
For close to a decade, the city of Portland, Oregon has played host to various Dew Tour competitions in one form or another. This past weekend, the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships landed in downtown Portland with streetstyle on Broadway and dirt on a nearby street. Here, Broc Raiford crankarm slides a streetstyle handrail en route to fourth place in the finals.
No-handed 360 during the best trick portion of BMX dirt at the Toyota City Championships.
Double tailwhip 360 during the best trick portion of BMX dirt at the Toyota City Championships.
Dennis Enarson nailed a perfect run (including this flip whip) right out of the gate on his way to first place in BMX streetstyle. "This went just as I planned. I landed my safety run, then one-upped it a little bit and then my final run where I put even more together," said Enarson after the win.
Drew Bezanson was one of the few Dew Tour competitors to pull double duty in streetstyle and dirt. Here he floats a turndown backflip with textbook Bezanson style during the best trick portion of BMX dirt.
Garrett Reynolds took second place in BMX streetstyle with moves like this barspin gap to manual.
Gary Young is one of those few riders that can adapt to any course put in front of him. Here he over ices a long flat rail during qualifying.
The beauty of Dew Tour's streetstyle concept is that it combines street obstacles with more traditional park approaches, such as this box jump over a car. Here, Smith 360 downside tailwhips en route to seventh place.
No-handed 360 over the beater car during BMX streetstyle qualifying. Peraza finished in sixth place in the finals.
It's been a few years since Van Homan has been a competitor in BMX street competitions, but he can still throw down when the time is right. Tailwhip hop over the streetstyle handrail during qualifying.
Classic Ryan Nyquist 360 one-handed x-up style en route to second place in the BMX dirt finals. Yes, Nyquist still has it.
Kyle Baldock's first run kept him in first place for the remainder of the contest. "That was so good because I was able to just go out and party and try to best my score each time -- that was the best bit about [pulling the first run]," said Baldock.