A jumping contest that is free to enter and pays $$ for the top five spots—with $1200 for first place? Yup, it's happening in two weeks in Richmond, Virginia.

A jumping contest that is free to enter and pays $$ for the top five spots—with $1200 for first place? Yup, it’s happening in two weeks in Richmond, Virginia. Jeff Dowhen is helping coordinate the event and you can hit him up at jeffdmke@gmail.com for registration info.

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Dominion Energy Riverrock announces their 11th annual BMX & MTB Freestyle Contest May 17-19, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.

WHAT : A rippin’ good time on Richmond’s beautiful James River! Riders will flow a wooden rhythm with big jumps, long and lows, and lofty step-ups. The course will be based around 6-foot lips and even faster 9-foot landings.  Course designer Jeremy Witek, of Global Action Sports Solutions, describes the jumps as “wooden BMX trails from the east coast” sure to be a thrilling ride for riders and spectators. 

2017 contest recap: https://www.pinkbike.com/video/471911/

WHO: This free event draws 100,000 spectators over a 3-day weekend. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks – it’s uniquely RVA! 

WHERE: Browns Island, 5th and Tredegar Street. Richmond, VA 23219

PRIZES: Freestyle
1-  $1200
2- $900
3-  $600
4- $300
5- $150
Best Trick: $1750

ATHLETES, RESERVE YOUR SPOT by contacting freestyle event coordinator Jeff Dowhen (jeffdmke@gmail.com) with the following information. 



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About Dominion Energy Riverrock 
Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and Sports Backers, began in 2009 and is now the nation’s premier outdoor sports and lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping. The event was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails, and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. As a result of the creation of Dominion Energy Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region. Learn more about the festival at www.riverrockrva.com

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