The Windy City Riot…The Two Day Spectacle

This is the extreme sporting event of the summer starts tomorrow (Friday, July 31st). This is a must see for those active in extreme sports of any kind. The Windy City Riot comes to you from all over Chicago and brings those from all over the nation to compete. It never is in the same spot and always promises not to disappoint. But what is the Windy City Riot you ask?

The Windy City Riot is an aggressive inline competition that takes place every year in Chicago as one of the biggest contests in rollerblading nationwide. The WCR was started by Travis Conn and the VFW crew in 2002.  Travis managed to pull some heavy sponsorship from Red Bull for the first two years of the Riot resulting in a combined purse of about $7,000 between the two years.  Once Red Bull pulled out, the Riot’s direction was passed on to Collin Martin.  In 2007, the Windy City Riot joined forces with the Roll Series and was given the honor of hosting the first ever Roll Series North America Finals.  In 2009, the WCR’s 8th year running, the WCR will be bigger and crazier than ever.  It is likely that the purse will be over $1,000.

This year the events will take mainly in the south side and is another two day event. First day is pretty relaxed as the heavy competition heats up on the second day. You can check out details here at their official website: The Windy City Riot.

Check out last years edit to see what its all about:

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