Skills on show at Red Bull Rampage
Thrill-seeking adventure clearly knows no bounds with the Red Bull Rampage event.
If mountain bike stunts amidst stunning scenery are your thing, then this is a spectacle to get the juices flowing.
Red Bull Rampage is dubbed one of the most challenging events in the world – it’s not hard to see why.
The 2019 version took place late October in Utah, USA. And from the images to come out the event, it looks like a whole lot of fun was had.
A total of 20 of the world’s top freeriders participated in the world’s premier freeride mountain biking competition. Thousands of fans watched in person and around the world live on Red Bull TV.
British interest came in the form of Brendan Fairclough, pictured above, who came in fourth place. In a Canadian 1-2-3, the winner was Brandon Semenuk.
Set in one of the most demanding locations on the planet, the Rampage has become the most coveted title in Freeride Mountain Biking.
Course designers were able to create a bigger course for 2019 by building features on top of existing lines. This allowed them to sculpt perfect take-offs and landings so riders could fully showcase their skills.
Obviously the main pre-requisite for this kind of pursuit is talent on a bike. But having nerve and buns of steel to pull of these tricks surely helps too.
Let’s be honest here. Most of us are more likely to enjoy a sedate trundle around the countryside on a weekend. But that doesn’t stop us marvelling at those who provide such edge-of-the-bike-seat action.
Mountain biking in the freeride category is ready-made for the era of super slo-mo highlights. As can be viewed on our Facebook page, footage from the 2019 event is both fantastic and awe-inspiring.