Monday, September 30, 2013
Return of the Dew Tour
Just when you thought it was safe to use Civic Center Plaza again, the public square was fenced off today for two weeks of construction.
San Francisco Rec and Park has rented the place out on October 10th-13th for the City leg of the "Beach/City/Mountain" Dew Tour that focuses on "Skate, BMX and Snow" sports. The Beach portion took place in Maryland this June while the Snow portion will happen in Breckinridge, Colorado in December.
The San Francisco event was controversial last year because of its three-week monopoly on Civic Center Plaza. At least Mountain Dew is paying the city treasury for its use of public lands, unlike Larry Ellison's America's Cup extravaganza which has cost local taxpayers millions of dollars. Most of the events at the Dew Tour offer free admission, and if you want prime seating, you can buy tickets here for Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th for only $25. The event last year was a kick.