Empire BMX, in conjunction with Florida-based action sports organizer The Boardr, is proud to present ‘Born and Raised,’ a two-day BMX event scheduled for August 14-15 in Austin, Texas in association with the celebration of Chase Hawk Day in August.
2014 X Games BMX Park gold medalist and Austin native Chase Hawk felt the need to give back to the community that fostered his BMX skills, and decided to throw a fun and pressure-free BMX jam at Austin’s House Park to commemorate the second arrival of Austin’s “Chase Hawk Day.”
“What better way to give back to the rising generation of BMX riders in Austin than by doing an amateur contest here,” said Hawk, who partnered with Austin’s Empire BMX shop on the venture.
“We have joined forces with Chase’s sponsors (Cult, Etnies, Oakley, and Odyssey) and The Boardr for this event, and couldn’t be more proud of Chase for making it happen. This is a great thing for the BMX community, locally and beyond, and we look forward to seeing it evolve in the future,” says Empire BMX.
House Park Skatepark, 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701
Friday, August 14, 2015 – Pro/Invite Bowl Jam and BBQ
2pm – 6pm: Registration and Practice
7pm: Pro/Invite Bowl Jam
– Fun trophies/prizes to be awarded
Saturday, August 15, 2015 – All Ages Street Jam
9am: Registration and Practice
Sunday, August 16, 2015 – Rain Day
TBA – tentative plans for an evening party event, check back soon!
All event details and registration information available HERE
The heat is on in Texas in August, so bring your best bag of tricks, a misting fan, and plenty of sunscreen!