Pentown Throwdown to welcome top BMX riders and skateboarders

Penticton Peach Festival's Pentown Throwdown will have cash prizes for BMX and skateboarders

COLBY BURNS was among the top BMX riders who competed in the Pentown Throwdown during Penticton Peach Festival last year. This year the event will welcome more of the top BMX riders and skateboarders with lots of money to be won.

COLBY BURNS was among the top BMX riders who competed in the Pentown Throwdown during Penticton Peach Festival last year. This year the event will welcome more of the top BMX riders and skateboarders with lots of money to be won.

Penticton will once again welcome some of the top skateboarders and BMX riders in the province for the Pentown Throwdown.

The Pentown Throwdown is one of many events taking place during the 68th annual Penticton Peach Festival.

Skateboarders and BMX riders will compete for cash prizes on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the park on Riverside Drive.  Then on Sunday, the B.C. Action Sports Association hosts a professional BMX competition.

“It is a great spectator event,” said Peach Festival Director Scott Mayhew in a release.  “You won’t believe the tricks that some of these boarders and riders can perform.”

Registration on Saturday begins at 12:30 p.m.  The Under 16 skateboard event, sponsored by Burger 55, gets under way at 2 p.m. There is $225 in prize money up for grab in that group.

The BMX event, sponsored by Eckert Electric, starts at 4 p.m.  Riders will compete for $225 in prize money.

At 6 p.m., the 16 and over skateboard category gets under way.  The event, presented by Burger 55, has $525 prize money available to be won.

Then at 7 p.m., Burnco presents the Bowl Competition, with $300 in prize money.

The Pentown Throwdown is organized by Pentagon Board Shop, Freedom Bike Shop and Peach Festival.

For further information, go to peachfest.com