RIDE Shakedown's mission is to promote snowboarding, its athletes and its lifestyle amongst the general public.

What makes the RIDE Shakedown such a hit and a cut above the rest is its unparalleled competition format. The concept: a laidback, live-it-up event with minimal restrictions on the riders. Spectators are taken to the very heart of the action and treated to a thrill-a-minute show that's eminently accessible. At the RIDE Shakedown, riders, both male and female, are required to master two different disciplines: the Big Air and the rail jam featuring a rail with various surface textures to be revealed only on the first day of competition. Competitors and fans alike look forward to the moment. While pros are the main attraction, amateurs are also in the game, as they valiantly battle it out in an attempt to make a name for themselves. Every winter, new talent is discovered!

2010 is a stellar year for the RIDE Shakedown, with not one, but two competitions being held: one in the United States (Seattle) and one in Canada (Saint-Sauveur). And in 2011, the event will already be celebrating its 10th anniversary!

Check out Ride Shakedown at www.rideshakedown.com