Mobile Skatepark Series brings 100 extreme sports superstars back to Sacramento in world’s first interactive youth culture festival series.
The Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) was one of the hottest attractions of last year’s California State Fair. As the ferris wheel turned on the midway, the world’s biggest action sports superstars turned the heads of tens of thousands of fans on the MSS ramps set up in the Toyota Xtreme Zone. This September, the MSS caravan will roll back into town, bringing with it more excitement and drama than ever before â€“ and even a few big surprises.
â€œThe people and the venue in Sacramento are incredible,â€? says Rick Bratman, president of ASA Events, the Los Angeles-based producer of the MSS tour. â€œThe athletes really feed off the excitement of the California State Fair and the incredible support they get from the fans in northern California.â€?
Adrenaline-driven pro skaters and BMX bikers from all over the world will return to Sacramento to compete in the second stop of the 2005 Mobile Skatepark Series from September 2-5 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds. More than 100 of the world's best professional skateboarders, inline skaters, BMX bikers and freestyle motocross (FMX) riders will perform huge airs and technical grinds in front of enthusiastic crowds at the world’s first and biggest interactive action sports and music festival series.
The Mobile Skatepark Series features top pro competition and exhibitions in skateboarding, inline skating, freestyle BMX and FMX on world-class vert ramps and park courses constructed specifically for these events. Action sports legends and World Champions such as Jamie Bestwick (UK), Rick Thorne (USA), John Parker (USA), Mathias Ringstrom (SWE), Fabiola da Silva (BRA), Sandro Dias (BRA), Takeshi Yasutoko (JAP) and Eito Yasutoko (JAP) are expected to be among the athletes competing in Sacramento.
ASA Events worked closely with the California Exposition and State Fair Board to bring the prestigious event back to Sacramento for the second year in a row. The California State Fair is an annual showcase of the state’s life and culture and boasts a yearly economic impact of more than $156 million on the region.
â€œWe're delighted that MSS is returning to the State Fair in 2005. The MSS show is already a crowd pleaser and the addition of Tony Hawk is like icing on the cake,â€? said Erica Manual, Public Relation Manager. â€œWith this new and exciting show lineup, attendees will have even more reasons to come to the Fair on closing weekend.â€?
September 5 â€“ Pro Freestyle BMX: The action will be astounding on both the MSS vert ramp and street course. Can American favorite John Parker repeat his gold medal BMX vert performance from last year’s MSS event in Sacramento? He’ll be trying, but he’ll have many of the world’s best vert riders, including Jamie Bestwick, Tom Stober and Kevin Robinson trying to stop him. In BMX street, MSS bragging rights remain up for grabs as dozens of riders have emerged as contenders during the 2005 season. Who will step it up one more notch to claim MSS gold in Sacramento?
The event will be televised on Outdoor Life Network (OLN) in the form of 6 hours of programming covering different MSS elements and will be seen in 140 countries around the world. For the full MSS TV schedule, log on to MSSevent.com.
â€œThis event brings together all of the best aspects of youth culture in a positive and interactive forum. People from all over California will have a chance to see the very best extreme sports athletes in the world while enjoying live music, an open skatepark, video games and other lifestyle activities,â€? said Bratman. â€œThe crowds will see unbelievable aerial stunts and rail tricks from amazing athletes that will completely defy both gravity and sanity. You never know what the skaters and bikers will attempt to win a competition and impress their peers.â€?