Ocean City approves the return of Summer Dew Tour

Event drew more than 70,000 fans last summer

January 21, 2012|By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun

Ocean City proved to be a successful venue for the Summer Dew Tour last year, and it appears that the event is returning this summer.

The mayor and city council of the Maryland resort town approved dates last week for the competition to come to Ocean City Aug. 16-19.

The four-day event will include motorcross, skateboarding and surfing, as well as a festival village and concert performance. Organizers say the event will be broadcast on NBC and the the NBC Sports Network.

Last summer's competition, which took place in July, drew a Dew Tour record of more than 70,000 fans. It marked the first time that the Dew Tour visited a beach location.

"Given the success of the Summer Dew Tour last year, it's easy to see why we sought approval to return this summer," Dew Tour general manager Chris Prybylo said in a statement. "The level of support from the mayor, city council, city staff and local businesses contributed to the tremendous outcome of last year."

Prybylo said that an official announcement will be made in "the coming months."

Baltimore Sun reporter Michelle Deal-Zimmerman contributed to the article.

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