Athletes to compete for prizes during ShredFest on Saturday at Hannibal Ramp Park

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The Ramp Park in Huckleberry Park will be the site for ShredFest on Saturday, July 29. Entry to the ramp park will be free the entire day. | Photo courtesy of pexels.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: ShredFest has been moved to Sept. 16.

HANNIBAL, Mo. — ShredFest, an extreme sports competition and exhibition, is coming to the Hannibal Ramp Park on Saturday, July 29.

The ramp park will open at 10 a.m. with free entry into the park all day. Helmets will be given to the first 25 children in the park, thanks to financial support from Evening Kiwanis and Lions Club.

Registration for skateboard, scooter, bike and skate competitions will begin at noon with competition starting at 1 p.m. Judges will award trophies and ribbons, along with lots of special awards. The prizes are sponsored by CoolByke and KinkBMX.

In a press release, Paula Epker, manager of the Ramp Park, said, “This is their chance to show off their talents. They appreciate an audience.”

Hannibal Ramp Park is a multi-use park. Bikes, boards, skates and blades are welcome. The facility is 8,800 square feet and features below-grade concrete bowls with 6-foot drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail. Local athletes come to the park daily to try out new tricks and perfect old ones. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged, and helmets are required.

ShredFest is sponsored by the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.

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