The organizers of HarborSHRED at FREEDOM are hoping to capitalize on the influx of visitors to the area to offer yet another option to the weekend’s festivities. Harborfest provides a wide variety of events, entertainment and a world-class fireworks display over Lake Ontario each July. Freedom Skate/BMX Park, located at 18 Watson Avenue in Mexico, NY was built in 2008 and is Central New York’s only completely free skate/bike park.
The idea for the contest originally came from two local non-profit parks, Freedom and Red Planet, to organize a competition as a fundraiser to keep both parks free or low-cost. Both Freedom and Red Planet are committed to ensuring that safe, quality facilities are available to all riders, regardless of ability to pay. “In typical BMX style, this event has grown from being a dream to an absolute reality through the grassroots efforts of many fellow like-minded companies, all of whom support action sports and giving riders a place of their own to enjoy their sport of choice,” said Susan Linerode of Freedom Skate/BMX Park. “We have been fortunate to partner with four New York bike companies namely: FBM, Sunday Bikes, Kink and Bulldog Bikes to make Harborshred at Freedom Park happen.”
We look forward to seeing you at Harborshred at Freedom Skate/BMX Park and thank you in advance for your help and support to keep parks free and available to all riders.