Ketchum, Idaho-based Jeep 48Straight announced plans for a summer tour surrounding the Jeep King of the Mountain Series. Taking place from August through October and spanning from the East Coast to West Coast of the US, Jeep 48Straight will be headlined by the Jeep King of the Mountain competition.
For the first time, the 2008 series will incorporate a dual slalom format, headlined by athletes such as World Champions Greg Minnaar, Brian Lopes and Eric Carter; US National Champions Rich Houseman and Melissa Buhl; World Cup Champion Steve Peat; and Beijing Olympic Games BMX athletes Michal Prokop and Jill Kintner, among others. Each event will be televised nationally.
The action on the dirt will be complemented by a weekend-long festival, featuring dozens of live concerts. The slate of musicians is still to be finalized, but the recent winter festival series attracted 45 bands including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Swollen Members, Ky-Mani Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Mickey Avalon, Salem and Dirtie Blonde.
Jeep KOM & 48Straight festival series
August 22-24: Diablo Freeride Park, Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, New Jersey
September 19-21: The Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah
October 23-25: The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California
For more information, visit www. 48Straight.com.