2014 Recon Tour Dates are Here!

Monster Army Recon Tour AM/PRO BMX Contest Dates Announced

Nationwide Series offers AMs $50,000 in Prizes/Paid to Podium and $20,000 PRO Purse

Hookit is pleased to announce the 2014 Monster Army Recon Tour dates and continued partnerships with Monster Energy, Replay XD, Movietickets.com, Hyper BMX, Mike Spinner and Ryan Guettler. This year's series will visit some of the best parks in the country giving riders at every level the opportunity to progress in their sport and compete against the best.

2014 Monster Army Recon Tour Dates & Venues:
April 26
 - Ramp Riders, St. Louis, MO *AMs Only
May 24 - Premises Park, Tucson, AZ *AMs Only
Jul 19 - Ohio Dreams, Butler, OH *AMs Only 
Aug 9 - The Kitchen, South Bend, IN *AMs Only
Sep 20 - Incline Club, Lakewood, NJ *AMs Only (Sat) 
Sep 21 - PRO Contest $10,000 Payout - Incline Club, Lakewood, NJ *Pros Only (Sun) 
Oct 11 - Mission Valley YMCA (Clairemont), San Diego, CA *AMs Only (Sat)
Oct 12 - PRO Contest $10,000 Payout - Mission Valley YMCA (Clairemont), San Diego, CA *Pros Only (Sun) 
Date TBA - Recon Tour AM Finals @ Mike Spinners’ Backyard Park (6 Open class winners only) 
Date TBA - Play Pro @ Mike Spinners’ Backyard Park (Invited Pros + 6 Open class winners only) 
Complete contest details available at 
www.theReconTour.com

Registration opens on March 15, 2014 for riders to compete in 13-15, 16+, Open (non-pro) or Pro (Incline Club and Clairemont only) divisions. Recon Tour partners Monster Energy, Replay XD, Hookit, Movietickets.com and Hyper BMX are all supporting the amateur divisions with nearly $50,000 in prizes combined with Monster Army’s Paid to Podium program for eligible riders. For more details and to register, visit www.monsterarmy.com/paidtopodium. The final two stops at the Incline Club and Clairemont will include PRO Contests where $10,000 will be paid out at each stop to the top six riders: 1st $5,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,000 and 4-6th $500.

David Lieb was the first-ever 2013 Recon Tour national champion and successfully made his professional debut at Mike Spinner's Play Pro contest this past November. After the nerves wore off, David finished an impressive 9th overall amongst 19 of some of the best riders in the world. This year, the winner of the Open division at each stop will again be provided with the opportunity of a lifetime. All six winners will earn an invite and travel budget to compete at Recon Tour PRO Contests, AM Finals as well as a spot in the invite-only Play Pro Contest held at Mike Spinner’s backyard park.

For more information or to register for a Monster Army Recon Tour event, please visit
 
www.theReconTour.com. To become a partner or sponsor of the tour, please contact Marc Fiore at 888-874-3374 ext. 133 or marc@hookit.com.

About the Recon Tour 
The Recon Tour was started by Hookit and Monster Energy with a mission to find and support the best up and coming athletes in the nation in BMX, Snowboard and Ski. With the support of major partners and venues nationwide, Recon Tour contests help progress the future of action sports and provide a better platform for the athletes to advance in their sports. For more information, visit www.theReconTour.com or find on social @recontour on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Monster Army
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster we choose to support the scene and our athletes. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Sage Kotsenburg, Ryan Villopoto, Tom Wallisch, Scotty Cranmer and Nyjah Huston’s. Monster Army is our athlete development program that supports up and coming athletes ages 13-21 in moto, bike, snow, skate, surf and wake.

To join, create your profile at
 
www.monsterarmy.com and submit an application for athlete support. If you earn rank in the program, we provide varying levels of support to get you Monster Energy product, exposure and event bonuses through our Paid to Podium program to help you get to the next level.

About Replay XD
Replay XD was designed by a group of racing professionals with over 50 years of experience in the high performance racing industry. The development team forever revolutionized Action Cameras, creating the smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged, and most versatile cameras. Replay XD Action Cameras endure and capture never before seen video from human and machine in the most extreme environments on Earth. We create the finest Action Cameras on the Planet. Find us at 
www.replayxd.com, (805) 480-9800 or on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube

About Hookit
Hookit is a digital platform of tools and services created to support athletes, brands and sports. Hookit helps nearly 1M athletes worldwide track their progression, earn deals and build their personal brand. Brand partners use highly unique athlete program and custom community tools to discover, manage and optimize their athlete and sports marketing programs. The new Hookit Index™ is the first ever solution to effectively monitor, measure and quantify athletes' real time fan exposure and engagement in today's digital age. Major brands and media properties, including Monster Energy, GoPro, Specialized, New Era, Street League Skateboarding and ESPN utilize powerful dashboards to monitor real-time athlete activity, trends, rankings, stats and content. For more information visit www.hookit.com