Industry News 5/26/2011

EVENT: Announcing "gro Experience Tour"

Announcing “gro Experience Tour”
- Activating females through experience -

X Games cut out girls skateboard vert recently, following Dew Action Sports Tour and other events removing the female competitions here in the US. Sports programs for girls and youth are still disappearing. Now more than ever, there is a need to reach out and provide activities and opportunities to get girls active and to provide positive goals to work towards.

Girls Riders Organization is setting out on its 6th annual national tour, gro Experience. From New York to Los Angeles, gro will be providing festivals of empowerment for females of all ages through action sports and active arts. At the six gro Experience events across the country there will be free workshops to learn to skate, ride BMX, the life of roller derby, creating art, playing music and more! Best of all, the demos and education are free for all girls. But if you’re under 18, don’t forget to bring your parent to sign you up! Friends and family are encouraged to attend.

Top gro Experience off with the first national series for amateur female street skateboarding and several women’s BMX contests and there is something for all abilities. A day devoted to inspiring girls and providing a venue for the experienced to showcase their talent.

“Over the last five year, we have seen the amazing impact these activities have of females. From the young girls driven to progress to the mom who ride her longboard instead of getting in the car the stories are endless. It is time to share not only these stories, but the experience with females everywhere.” Says Courtney Payne Taylor, the organizations founder.

New York, New York June 11th
Omaha, Nebraska July 2nd
Columbus, Ohio June 18th
Denver, Colorado July 10th
Chicago, Illinois June 25th
Los Angeles, California July 16th

The events are free, but donations are encouraged to keep the programs going for the future. For more information and a complete list of events across the country, visit

**Any persons under the age of 18 years, must have a parent or guardian present to sign you up onsite during registration to learn to ride or compete.