Perfect weather is in the forecast for Saturday’s ShredFest at the Ramp Park. It was a good call to postpone the event in July due to a heat advisory because this weekend’s weather will be much more conducive to a family fun day at Huckleberry Park.
Free admission to the park begins at 10 a.m. with helmets given to the first 25 children, thanks to financial support from Evening Kiwanis and Lions Club.
Registration for skateboard, scooter, bike and skate competitions begin at noon. Competitions start at 1 p.m. Judges will award trophies and ribbons, along with lots of special awards. Prizes are sponsored by CoolByke and KinkBMX.
The Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park is the mecca for action sports in the Hannibal area. Local athletes come to the park daily to try out new tricks and perfect old ones.
Hannibal Ramp Park opened 18 years ago as 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. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged and helmets are required.