Red Bull Rampage
Launched in 2001 and held annually through 2004, Red Bull Rampage brought the creative, unrestricted ethos of freeride mountain biking to the contest arena while staying true to the sport’s core ideals. Poised on a sandstone ridge in the brutal landscape near Virgin, Utah riders were free to chose whatever line they dared between an established start gate and the finish line 1,5000 vertical feet below. Exactly what happened between those two points has become legendary.
In 2008 Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution returned to Utah, mixing the challenges of the natural terrain with hand-built features, paying homage to the popularity of the slopestyle scene that emerged in the years since Rampage began. The winner of the event was the 17-year-old Brandon Semenuk, who was still in grade school when the first Rampage took place.
In 2010, there will be new features, new riders, a new format, and another chance for the next generation of mountain bikers to prove their ability on the world’s best terrain.
Are you stoked? I for one am pretty worked up about getting to Rampage once again. Who might take the win this year? Will Brandon Semenuk become the first rider to win Rampage twice? Speculate here…