Portland, Ore. (Sept. 11, 2007)– On October 20, 2007 one of Portland, Oregon’s most notorious alleyways gets taken down by a no-holds-barred, rail-bangin’ shred fest.
Ankeny Alley, infamous backdoor exit for Portland’s oldest strip joint, is known primarily for its urban camping ambiance, constant road construction and sketchy public bathroom antics.
On October 20, 2007 Salomon Snowboards and U.S. Outdoor Store infiltrate the alley with scaffolding, snow, music, Cobra Dogs, spectators, a beer garden, locals and the world’s best riders. Riders will compete for $10,000 in prizes.
The Bang format is unlike any other contest. With riders going head to head in elimination rounds until two finalists duke it out for first place. An open qualifier will pitch local riders into the street with the heavy hitting pros. To be a part of the open qualifier lottery contact U.S. Outdoor Store at 503.223.5937 ext. 5.
Invitees include: Justin Bennee, Scotty Arnold, Jamie Anderson, Chad Otterstrom, Leanne Pelosi, Josh Sherman, Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, Ryan Thompson, Erin Comstock, Keegan Valaika, Scotty Lago, Nick Dirks, Eddie Wall, Laura Hadar, Erik Christensen, Lane Knaack, Louie Vito, Danny Kass, Sketchy D, Darryl Mathes, Trevor Jacob and Marie-France Roy.
What: Backyard Bang
Where: Ankeny Alley next to U.S. Outdoor Store 219 SW Broadway, Pdx, OR.
When: October 20, 2007 11am-5pm After Party from 6pm ’till late.
Who: Salomon Snowboards and US Outdoor Store.
Why: Because it’s too early to go to the hill and we can’t wait to shred.
Prize Purse: 1st Place $3,000; 2nd Place 1250; 3rd Place $750 for both guys and gals.