Andrew Taylor's Showdown at the SF Bike Expo


What do Evel Knievel, Metallica and Andrew Taylor have in common?

They all threw down at the Cow Palace!


Andrew Taylor a.k.a AT, in conjunction with rideSFO, bring back AT’s Showdown on November 6th at the infamous Cow Palace during the 3rd Annual San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Expo. Last year, we brought you the 1st ever mountain bike dirt jump competition to the SF Bay Area and ran it next to the monster cyclocross called the Cross Palace. From a single vantage point, you could see racers smack into a berm and watch a rider flip in the background. It produced a great visual.

This year we will bring you a 360-degree view of action. The Cross Palace. returns. We’ve added a BMX Urban Competition called the Intersection and a Pump Track that will model the potential McLaren Bike Park. Then the Showdown will tie all the action together.

AT’s Showdown is a rider vs. rider competition. It will be open for invited riders only. Riders will go though a two run qualifier, followed immediately by the finals. 38 riders will take their best run of two from qualifying to earn a spot in the final 12. The top 12 will battle in an hour-long jam. We will have additional features from last year’s Showdown such as a sea container, a ramp with an option to hip right, left or go straight into a quarter pipe with dirt landings.

The roster is a who’s who in big air competitions. Led and hosted by Adidas and Marin Bikes rider Andrew Taylor, Greg Watts, Jamie Goldman, Tyler McCaul, Ryan Howard, Jacob Hyde, Jack Fogalquist, Mitch Chubey, Geoff Gulevich, Erick Lawrenuk, Cam Zink, Logan Peat, Kurt Sorge, Phil Sundbaum and more….

Also, there will be a chance to meet all the riders at the Pre-party at the Marin Bikes SF Store located on 1090 Folsom St., San Francisco CA 94103 starting at 6 PM on November 5th.

Schedule – November 6th
9AM – 11 AM Practice * Doors open to the public @ 10 AM.
1 PM – 3 PM Qualifying
3 PM – 4 PM Finals

This year’s prize purse is at $6500! Plus a $1000 for Best Trick sponsored by GoPro Camera! $7500 in total prize money!

Many Thanks to our Sponsors for making this possible!

Adidas, Marin Bikes rider, Adrenlin Industries, X-Fusion, GoPro Camera, The Hive, Gravity, SDG Components, Decline, Skullcandy, Formula Brakes, and Geax.

Follow the progress of AT’s Showdown on FaceBook and Twitter.

See the full roster, details, photos and video at AT’s Showdown

See the video of the 2009 SF Bike Expo HERE.

Looking for a place to stay? We partnered up with the Good Hotel for a special rate. Click HERE for more info.

Don’t miss the action this year!


About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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