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Road to the X Games Qualifier

Rhodes Skate Park, Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29


For the third year in a row, Boise will host the Road to the X Games qualifier. As Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway put it, "the absolute best [athletes] in the world" will compete for glory and a chance to go to the finals in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in July. Dozens of athletes from all over the world will vie for the podium in BMX, women's skateboarding and men's skateboarding, including two skaters hailing from the City of Trees—Dalton Beeson and Elliot Saxton. The city and its partners will also throw a bike parade; host a family fun zone and set up a food truck rally; and on Friday, don't miss Christiaan "Otter" Bailey and Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, two para-athletes who will show off their own skills using specialized wheelchairs, and later conduct a clinic for aspiring athletes with disabilities.