Ride the Beat Tour
Scion Presents “The Ride the Beat Tour.”
Bam Margera, Greg Lutzka
Date, Time, Location:
March 31th, 4-8:00pm, Cream City Skate Park in Butler, Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s first professional skateboard competition. Skaters from all over the country will come to show off their skills, in hopes, to win the first place trophy! The skaters would shred to the best music provided by DJ Cut up!
Event was sponsored Toyota Scion and promoted by Aziz Promotions.
Over 15 skaters attended this competition which was well under the estimated 100 skaters that the event predicted. Initially, the event was to be held at the US Cellular Arena located in downtown Milwaukee. However, due the over estimation of ticket sales and participants, the event was moved to a significantly smaller venue. Overall, the event would have brought in more people if the promoters would have enlisted more marketing tactics and were better organized. Nonetheless, new events are always a gamble so we hope next years event can pull it together. We sent 2 of our Midwest interns over from Wisconsin and Illinois.
People began to show up at about 3:30 to pick up tickets and stand in line for the doors to open. As they did and were looking for VIP passes, the promoter was nowhere to be found, which is never good. He, also, was not reachable via cell phone. The event was to begin at 4pm yet, it did not being until 5:15. Greg Lutzka MC’d the event, as well as participating in some of the runs with the competing skaters. Greg is always a great guy!
The competition consisted of 15 skaters completing runs two at a time while the judges scored their tricks based on style and difficulty. It was divided into three sessions that lasted 20 minutes each.
Bam Margera entered the facility at 6pm and began to sign skateboards and take pictures. We were able to get through the line, get our pictures and boards signed in less than 5 minutes. We like Bam and all the Jackass stars but Bam seemed a little out of it – we hope all is well with him.