After a long and spectacular season on the FMB World Tour, the invite list for already the 10th edition of Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, has been set. Pre-qualified athletes like defending champ Andreu Lacondeguy, two-time champ Kyle Strait and regular contender for best trick Cameron Zink will come back to face a long list of athletes looking to become king of the mountain.
And who's going to be the fastest, most daring rider this time? This unique contest that determines the best overall mountain bike rider – one who can combine skills from downhill freeride, slopestyle, dirt jumping and racing - is once again going to be set against the picturesque backdrop of the Southern Utah landscape, bringing slopestyle riders, downhill racers and natural-terrain freeriders together in one big-mountain test on near-vertical ridges.
Kyle Strait has seen, and done it all in his long, cross discipline bike career – starting his racing career at 11, he is currently the only person to win Red Bull Rampage twice.
Total of 42 daring mountain bikers will blow the doors off what is possible on two wheels, unleashing some of the biggest moments the sport has ever seen. Mark your calendars folks; October 17th is around the corner. In the meantime, check the highlight reel from last year. Those of you who won't make it on site can tune in live across the globe and watch an event considered the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking.
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