Although it opened in 2007, Chandler Bike Park has never hosted a legitimate contest…until now. The Bike, Blade and Board Coalition, Chandler Parks and Recreation, Psychicflyingmonkey Productions and Urban Recreation teamed up on October 15, 2016 to organize the first ever BMX freestyle contest at one of the raddest bike parks in the United States.
The Pat Blackburn Open will continue to take place annually. Sponsorship, booth and banner opportunities are available for the 2017 Pat Blackburn Open. Please contact Jason Ryan here for more information.
The Bike, Blade and Board Coalition (The 3BC) is a grassroots organization based in Arizona that began organizing BMX riders, skateboarders and inline skaters, their parents and supporters in 2003 to get concrete parks built in which all non-motorized, wheeled users could legally ride. Led by Pat Blackburn, 3BC captain for Chandler and BMX racing coach, a movement developed in Chandler that led to the design, build and opening of the Phoenix area’s first bike park on May 5th, 2007. Pat passed away in November of 2014 and this contest is named in his memory.
Psychicflyingmonkey Productions is a Tempe-based film production company specializing in producing BMX and other action sports films, commercials, music videos, and short and feature films.
Urban Recreation is a young startup whose mission is to promote and enhance the action sports experience through education, and community engagement.