X Games Qualifier Will Return to Boise in 2019 

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The 2018 edition of the Road to X Games; Boise hadn't even ended before City of Boise officials announced that they hand inked a new deal for the City of Trees to host the 2019 edition.

“The X Games’ return is an exciting endorsement of what Boise has to offer,” Boise Mayor David Bieter said in a prepared statement. “The dynamic nature of our city, especially our active outdoor culture, is a fantastic match for this event. We look forward to our city again being in the spotlight and creating an even better atmosphere for these exciting X Games athletes and spectators.”

Thousands of X Games enthusiasts returned to Rhodes Skate Park at the foot of the I-184 Boise Connector June 15 and 16 to marvel at some of the planet's best boarders and BMX riders. In the wake of Boise's first foray in hosting an X Games qualifier in 2017, organizers added a Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing event at CenturyLink Arena this year.

“The event and team at Boise Parks and Recreation provides an incredible fan experience, and we look forward to building on that... in 2019," said Ryan McGuinness, director of event development, X Games.

Check out Boise Weekly's slideshow of the 2018 X Games qualifier by clicking here.
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