The Recon Tour - Monster Army

2015 Recon Tour Info and Rules

Feb 15, 2014


Hookit and Monster Energy created the Recon Tour in 2012 as a regional BMX contest series in Southern California. The mission was simple…discover, support and progress the best up-and-coming athletes in their sport. The Recon Tour has since expanded into a nationwide effort to support both amateur and Pro athletes in BMX, snowboard and ski throughout the country.

-2012 Recon Tour (BMX) - 3 AM contests in Southern California

-2012/2013 Recon Tour (Snowboard/Ski) - 3 AM contests in UT and CA (*planning to bring back in winter 2015/2016)

-2013 Recon Tour (BMX) - 10 AM contests nationwide w/ invite only final to compete at Mike Spinner's backyard park in FL

-2014 Recon Tour (BMX) - 7 AM and 3 PRO contests nationwide w/ invite only final to compete at Ryan Nyquist’s park in NC

-2015 Recon Tour (BMX) - 7 AM and 4 PRO contests in United States w/ invite only PRO/AM final


Over $50,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. Paid to Podium in select divisions per event. For more info, check


Recon Tour medals will be given to the top 3 finishers at every contest as well as available product form participating sponsors and partners.

Monster Army Paid to Podium for Recon Tour AM Contests:
Payout Schedule 1st 2nd 3rd
Open $500 $300 $200
16+ $150 $100 $50
13-15 $150 $100 $50

To be eligible for these bonuses, you must be at least 13 years of age, a resident of the United States and be a registered member at least one week in advance of the event, and also be an active member of the community. To register for the Monster Army program, please review the requirements at

Pro Purse

$10-$15k per event. $20k up for grabs at finals with overall series winner award.


Open division winner from each Am Contest earns an invite and travel budget to compete in the Recon Tour Pro/Am Final. Furthermore the top three podium in Open division at any Recon Tour Am event is invited to compete in the first three Pro events as well. If you compete in a Pro event as an Am and make the finals you are no longer allowed to compete in Am events.


Pre-Registration: Amateur and Open Divisions. (Open 3/9/15)

Every entry will receive a Recon Tour registration bag and t-shirt.


How to Enter: Recon Tour participants must complete three (3) forms: Recon Tour Entry Form, Liability/Publicity Release, Host Venue Waiver. If contestant is under 18 years of age the forms must be co-signed by contestant’s parent or legal guardian on site or be notarized. Forms are available online at and at host parks two weeks prior to their scheduled contest. Check out Recon Tour website for the list of participating parks and contest dates. In addition, contestants must pay a contest fee prior to the admittance to the park.


The Recon Tour is open to male and female participants from any countries that are at least 13 years of age.


Riders competing in a Recon Tour contest must be at least 13 years of age on or before the day of each Recon Tour contest.


To be eligible for any amateur Recon Tour contest and compete within an age group and/or Open division, you must be considered 'amateur' in status. As it relates to the Recon Tour, any participant, including winners of past Recon Tour stops, are eligible to compete as long as they have maintained an amateur status and meet the requirements used to define amateur status below:

- If you have finished top 10 in a professional contest, such as X Games, Dew Tour, ASA, Simple Session, Texas Toast, Play Pro, Recon Tour Pro within the past 2 years, you are not eligible to compete.

-If you have won a prior year Recon Tour AM Open division, but not made top 10 in any pro event listed above you still need to compete in the Recon Tour AM events to qualify for Recon Tour Pro. 

- If you have received monetary-based sponsorships or compensation above and beyond that which covers minimal travel expenses and/or is considered part of your income, you are not eligible to compete as an AM and must compete in the PRO contest.

- PRO Recon Tour contests will be open registration, but your registration will be considered as pending until you are officially approved to be eligible to compete as a Pro rider.

- Recon Tour Management reserves the right to:

1) Determine riders' amateur status prior to each contest and notify participants at any time during contest if they are NOT eligible to compete.

2) Determine rider’s amateur status following each contest at anytime prior to the Recon Tour Am Final, which may results in disqualification from the Recon Tour Am Final benefits if they are found to not meet the guidelines stated above.


Pre-Registration will be available starting 3/9/15 at Onsite registration is also available during the 2-hour registration/practice time at the beginning of each contest. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.


Refunds may be issued at Recon Tour management's sole discretion any prior to the start of practice on the day of each contest.


All riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian to be present for the entire duration of the contest. If you are under the age of 18 and will be competing without a parent or legal guardian present, you must bring a signed waiver and parental consent form with you to the event along with a copy of your parent or legal guardian's driver’s license.


The Open division will get 2 runs followed by a Final for the top 8-10 finishers, where each will get an additional 2 runs. For the amateur divisions, each rider will get 2 runs. Best run counts.


Practice will take place for 2 hours prior to the start of each event. Please check exact times during check in at each event.


Order within the division will be based on Registration date - last to register goes 1st in the order.


Once the practice for your division has finished, there will be a rider meeting and roll call to confirm and/or discuss any changes in the contest format. The order your name is called will be the start order for your division. You can only compete in one division.

Please contact us with questions or clarification on any of these rules via email at

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