PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Roars Into 2020 With 24 First Half Events

After a record-setting 2019, the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) is gearing up to bring fans even more action in 2020. The much-anticipated schedule starts at a breakneck pace with 24 first-half events and visits to six new markets.

After starting the season off on both coasts during the same weekend, with doubled-up events in Oakland, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., the PWVT is bucking into new cities like Baltimore, Md.; Spokane, Wash.; Memphis, Tenn.; San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Alexandria, La.; and Grand Forks, N.D., all before the month of May.
Along with opening weekend of the 2020 season, there will be six more “double-up” events, bringing the white-knuckle action of America’s original extreme sport to two cities at one time. While bulls are bucking in Portland, Oregon on January 18, competitors will also be seeking the 8 second whistle on the opposite coast of the country in Baltimore, Maryland. Other double-ups include: Lexington, Kentucky and Spokane, Washington on January 25, Knoxville, Tennessee and Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 1, Wheeling, West Virginia and Fresno, California on March 21, and San Luis Obispo, California and Grand Forks, North Dakota on April 17-18.

January 4 Oakland, California, Oakland Arena
January 4 Jacksonville, Florida, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
January 10-11 Reno, Nevada, Reno Events Center
January 13-15 Denver, Colorado, National Western Stock Show
January 17-18 Baltimore, Maryland, Royal Farms Arena
January 18 Portland, Oregon, Moda Center
January 25 Lexington, Kentucky, Rupp Arena
January 25 Spokane, Washington, Spokane Arena
February 1 Knoxville, Tennessee, Thompson-Boling Arena
February 1 Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena
February 7-8 Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre
February 15 Memphis, Tennessee, FedExForum
February 22 Hampton, Virginia, Hampton Coliseum
February 22 Worcester, Massachusetts, DCU Center
February 29 N. Charleston, South Carolina, North Charleston Coliseum
March 6-8 Bangor, Maine, Cross Insurance Center
March 14 Dayton, Ohio, Nutter Center
March 20-21 Wheeling, West Virginia, WesBanco Arena
March 21-22 Fresno, California, Save Mart Center
March 28 Alexandria, Louisiana, Rapides Parish Coliseum
April 4 Bakersfield, California, Rabobank Arena
April 17 San Luis Obispo, California, Cal Poly Royal Rodeo
April 18 Grand Forks, North Dakota, Alerus Center
April 25 Wichita, Kansas, INTRUST Bank Arena

Fans can check PBR.com for tickets and on sale dates for each 2020 PWVT event, or call 800-732-1727 for more information.
Brazilian Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil) used critical PWVT points to propel him to the 2018 PBR World Championship, and his fellow countryman Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas Do Rio Pardo, Brazil) has picked up the plan in 2019, using three PWVT event wins to vault him into the world standings lead.
A tour that has experienced exponential growth in the last half-decade, and is now carried by RIDE TV, the PWVT has sold out eight events so far in 2019 including Reno, Nev.; Denver, Colo.; Bangor, Maine; and Hampton, Va. Attendance at tour events has increased +135% since 2014.
New to the PWVT, select markets in 2020 now offer PBR Premium Experiences – offering an enhanced PBR experience through a behind-the-chutes look into the toughest sport on dirt. Premium options include: early entry, tickets to a premium seating section, hospitality, a pre-event backstage tour by a PBR host that features a PBR 101 presentation and visit with the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes, and the opportunity for autographs and photos from the sport’s top stars.
For more information on all of the experiences that are offered, including PBR Premium Experiences, fans can contact PBR Direct at 800-732-1727.
About the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The PWVT, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S. The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 31 cities in the 2019 season. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots, Boot Barn, Pneu-Dart and the South Point Hotel and Casino. Beginning in 2019, the Velocity Tour is being broadcast on RIDE TV’s hit series – “PBR Ride to Glory,” airing prime time every Tuesday night.
About PBR
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 700 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

By PRB Press Release