OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — There’s disappointment in Ocean City after word that the Dew Tour will not be returning this summer.
Ron Matz has more on the reaction in the resort town and from fans of extreme sports.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Union Says It Has Lost Confidence In Leadership Of BCPD Chief Melissa Hyatt
The Dew Tour will not be returning to Ocean City after four consecutive summers.
“This was a terrific partnership. It was a great opportunity for us to showcase the beach in Ocean City. The media coverage really introduced Ocean City to millions of people throughout the world,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan.
Mayor Meehan tells WJZ he’s disappointed.
“We’re disappointed, of course. It’s been a fabulous event for Ocean City. I think we’ve been very fortunate to have it here for the last four years,” he said.READ MORE: Technical Problems Raise Transparency Concerns In Latest Marilyn Mosby Criminal Case Hearing
Fans thrilled to Baltimore’s own Buckey Lasek. Last June, about 100,000 people jammed Ocean City for five days of thrills and chills along the beach and under the sun.
“As is typical with this event, they don’t stay in one location very long. They do move to other venues,” said Meehan. “They’re in the process of changing their format for this year. They are not going to be doing an East Coast beach destination.”
Seven years ago, the Dew Tour was held in Baltimore. The city estimated its economic impact at about $10 million.
In Ocean City, they’re hoping to do the dew again.
“We’ve had a great relationship with them. We hope to someday have them back in Ocean City,” said Meehan.MORE NEWS: Hogan Calls On Franchot To 'Halt Or Minimalize' Pending Gas Tax Increase; Comptroller Says Executive Action Is Needed
Organizers say the Dew Tour’s 2015 schedule is still being planned, so the names of the cities where the competitions will be held has not been finalized.