Psychicflyingmonkey Productions is proud to present the 2nd Annual Pat Blackburn Open, which will be held on October 28th, 2017 at Chandler Bike Park at Espee Park in Chandler, Arizona. Contest starts at 9AM. A grassroots amateur BMX freestyle contest, The Pat Blackburn Open was formed to provide a competitive outlet for amateur BMX freestylers of all ages and skill levels. Although a new contest, The Pat Blackburn Open is already the biggest BMX freestyle contest in Arizona, based on rider count, audience attendance and prize count. Pre-registration is now open at http://psychicflyingmonkey.com/patblackburnopen/
The 2nd Annual Pat Blackburn Open is sponsored by Profile Racing, Biker's Edge Cycling, and the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival. The event is co-sponsored by NorCal Event Productions and Promotions, 80FR8, Odyssey, Eastern Bikes, Tragic Co., Robert Castillo's BMX Freestyle Team, Cornish Pasty Co., Active 208, Pro-Designed, Inc., Gordy's Bicycles and Jackhammer Movement. There will also be a Best Trick Contest presented by Salt Rags and a High Air Contest presented by Biker's Edge Cycling.
ABOUT PAT BLACKBURN Pat Blackburn was a BMX coach that cared deeply about BMX racing and the kids he coached. Pat headed up The Bike, Blade and Board Coalition’s effort to get the city of Chandler to recognize the need for legal, public places for BMX freestylers and racers to ride. His leadership 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.
ABOUT THE PAT BLACKBURN OPEN Although it opened in 2007, Chandler Bike Park had never hosted a legitimate contest…until just last year. On October 15th, 2016, the first ever BMX freestyle contest went down at one of the raddest bike parks in the United States. The first Pat Blackburn Open was a great success and will continue to take place annually.