HANNIBAL, Mo. — ShredFest is back at the Hannibal Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park after a two-year absence. The extreme sports competition and exhibition, sponsored by Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, Coolbyke and Independent’s Service, will be held Saturday, July 30.
The ramp park will open at 10 a.m. with free entry into the park all day. Registration for skateboard, scooter, bike and skate competitions begins at noon, with competitions starting at 1 p.m. Judges will award trophies and ribbons along with lots of special awards. One special award will be the sportsmanship award named for Morgan Miller, a ramp park enthusiast who recently passed away.
Extreme athletes can participate in the contests and spectators can watch the contests and demonstrations. Douglass Community Services is donating boogie boards for each participant. Helmets will be given to the first 100 children in the park, thanks to financial support from Coolbyke, Evening Kiwanis and Lions Club. Concessions will be available at the ramp park and at a shaved ice truck.
Paula Epker, manager of the ramp park, said in a press release, “This is their chance to show off their talents. They appreciate an audience.”
Local athletes come to the park daily to try out new tricks and perfect old ones. Hannibal Ramp Park is a multi-use park with bikes, boards, skates and blades all welcome. The facility is 8,800 square feet and features below-grade concrete bowls with six-foot drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged. Helmets are required.
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