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Dew Tour blasts into Rose Quarter

Top skaters, athletes include Shaun White, Chris Cole, Dave Mirra

All the action sports stars are set to do their thing, as the Dew Tour makes its annual stop in Portland at the Rose Quarter Aug. 12 to 15 for the Wendy's Invitational.

Dave Mirra, Jamie Bestwick, Ryan Sheckler … the list goes on. And, maybe the most notable athlete on tour this year joined the Portland event this week. Shaun White, the two-time Olympic halfpipe snowboard champ, has been testing his skills in skateboarding this summer.

The 2009 Dew Tour champs were Chris Cole (skateboard park), Bucky Lasek (skate vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX park), Bestwick (BMX vert) and Ryan Nyquist (BMX dirt).

The schedule:

• Thursday, Aug. 12 - 3:30 p.m., skateboard vert preliminaries; 5 p.m., BMX dirt prelims; 7 p.m., skateboard park prelims

• Friday, Aug. 13 - 3 p.m., BMX vert prelims; 7:30 p.m., BMX dirt final; 9 p.m., Neon Trees and Paper Tongues concert

• Saturday, Aug. 14 - 1 p.m., skateboard park final; 4 p.m., BMX park prelims; 7 p.m., BMX vert final

• Sunday, Aug. 15 - 1 p.m., BMX park final; 4 p.m., skateboard vert final; 5:30 p.m., freestyle motocross

Tickets can be bought at the Rose Quarter box office or by phone at 1-877-789-7673.

- Jason Vondersmith