Greek sporting competitions were held in conjunction with academic decathlons, forcing athletes to recite Homeric verse while wrestling opponents or choking them in a classic choke-off. Witness an equally extreme sport spectacle with today's Groupon for admission to the Dew Tour's Wendy's Invitational at Rose Quarter in Portland. Choose from one of the following ticket options:
- $7 for a single-day ground pass ticket (a $15 value)
- $50 for a single-day Action Zone pass ticket (a $100 value)
For the Action Zone Behind the Scenes Tour, arrive up to 2 hours before gates open at the Action Zone check in, located outside of the front gates.
Either ticket option includes a free ground pass ticket to Thursday's lineup with each purchase. Tickets are available for the following three dates:
- Friday, August 13: BMX vert prelims, BMX dirt finals, and an evening concert featuring Neon Trees and Paper Tongues
- Saturday, August 14: Skate park finals, BMX park prelims, and BMX vert finals
- Sunday, August 15: BMX park finals, skate vert finals, and freestyle motocross
The ground pass ticket gains access to that day's competitions plus entry to the festival village, where you'll find numerous interactive booths sheltering crowds of air-witnessing believers in between consecutive displays of gravity-manipulating stunts. No seats are guaranteed with the purchase of a ground pass ticket.
An Action Zone pass for one of three dates guarantees the best available seat for the daily event finals. It also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that begins two hours before the gates open and may offer a rare look at extreme athletes performing only moderately extreme tasks, such as peeling a banana with one finger or chewing, not sucking, an everlasting gobstopper. Action Zoners also get a Dew Tour hat and bandanna, access to the festival village, a chance to meet athletes during an autograph session, an Alli Shop merchandise discount coupon, fast-pass access into venues, a cold Pepsi product, a chance to purchase advance Action Zone tickets for the 2011 Dew Tour, and more.
The Wendy's Invitational unites extreme athletes from the adrenaline-flooded worlds of BMX, skateboarding, and freestyle motocross for a competitive spectacle of varying heights and Matrix-like hang times. Two-time gold medalist Shaun White will get gnarly on the vert ramp, and attendees may see teen BMX phenom Brett "Maddog" Banasiewicz live up to his name by revving his pedals and scaring nearby dogs into a futile rage, perhaps followed by skateboarding superstar Ryan Sheckler soothing said dogs out of sicking with the tranquil twirls of a few front-foot impossibles.
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