Few feelings can match the adrenaline rush that comes with a first kiss, whether it's shared with a high-school crush or a concrete ramp. Watch athletes chase that fleeting sensation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $8, you get one grounds pass to the Dew Tour Portland Invitational at Rose Quarter for Friday, August 12 (a $15 value). Grounds passes grant access to the Dew Tour event site and, venue space permitting, viewing at the competition venues. This deal includes a free grounds pass for qualifying events on Thursday, August 11 and access to the festival village. Gates open at noon on both tour dates. This Groupon is not valid for Saturday, August 13 or Sunday, August 14.
Extreme athletes band together in a quest for higher elevations at the Dew Tour Portland Invitational, where bikers explore the summits of dirt-packed ramps and skaters mine the depths of concrete bowls to uncover yet-to-be-landed tricks. In its seventh consecutive season, the tour hosts a schedule of BMX and skateboard action that begins with qualifiers on Thursday and carries over into Friday’s heated round of semifinals. Now that the space program has disbanded, skater Bucky Lasek carries the torch for aspiring astronauts with his gravity-defying stunts in the skateboard bowl. Meanwhile, BMX park riders and World War II historians Kyle Baldock and Dennis Enarson recreate decisive air battles as they vie for top honors and the privilege of being showered with a cooler of ice-cold Mountain Dew.
Between events, spectators can level out their frenetic pulse rates with a stroll through the festival village, where a live, thematically appropriate concert draws Friday’s events to a close at 9 p.m. As grounds passes permit viewing only as venue capacity allows, be sure to arrive early to catch a glimpse of athletes trying to stick elusive triple impossibles and kickflips on their wizard-powered hoverboards.
Schedule and athlete appearances are subject to change.
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