Red Bull Rampage 2012

Date Sep 9, 2012

The riders are set, the course is being constructed and tickets will soon be available to witness the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking as Red Bull Rampage gets set to take stage in Virgin, Utah. After a thrilling contest at Red Bull Joyride, the final list of riders has been selected to participate, and on September 1st a lucky 1,800 spectators will get the opportunity to stamp their ticket to witness in person the throwdown in picturesque desert of Utah taking place October 5-7, 2012.

Red Bull Rampage Virgin Utah freeride mountain bike FMB
  Rampage 2001. The bikes have come a long way, but the riding has always been top level.

There will be a deep list of riders hailing from 10 nations, from veterans who have rode every Red Bull Rampage like Mike Kinrade and Kyle Strait, to new phenoms like Anthony Messere who at 16 will be the youngest rider in the field, and heavy hitters like Brandon Semenuk who at the ripe old age of 21 already has a Red Bull Rampage title under his belt. Three riders are coming to Red Bull Rampage with an additional goal in mind – to be crowned FMB World Tour Champion 2012. Semenuk, Martin Soderstrom and Thomas Genon all have the chance to take home the title at this year’s final event of the FMB World Tour in Utah – but with Semenuk’s points advantage if he stands anywhere on the podium he will be crowned champion. Soderstrom and Genon need to bring their best game to Utah desert if they want to defeat the defending champion. Red Bull Rampage is guaranteed to be filled with suspense as fans get to watch the world’s favorite riders battle it out on this unique course.

Red Bull Rampage Virgin Utah freeride mountain bike FMB
  Kyle Strait at Rampage 2004.

As of September 1st, fans can visit to purchase their ticket from Event Brite. The tickets are $15 and include both competition days (October 5th qualifier and October 7th finals). Venue will be closed to spectators on Saturday, October 6th. Please read the spectator advisory and note the event site is remote and requires a 4 mile hike or bike ride into the venue.

Red Bull Rampage Virgin Utah freeride mountain bike FMB
  Thomas Vanderham with a big suicide at Rampage 2010.

For those not able to make it to Utah, there are several ways to catch the event while keeping your shoes clean. A live webcast will capture all the action on October 7th at Fans can also gather the family around the couch and tune into the TV broadcast on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The event will air on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.

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  Anthony Messere could be competing in his first Rampage, if he can qualify…

Elevating the competition are event partners the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley, along with Signature Series presenting partner Casio G’zOne Commando.  Oakley returns this year with the Icon Sender, an on-course, custom-built feature that was the catalyst for the most awe-inspiring tricks in 2010. Through the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah State Land Trust, the event will once again return to the majestic backdrop of Virgin that has proven to be the best terrain in the world.

Pre Qualified to Final on October 7th
Gee Atherton               GBR
Darren Berrecloth         CAN
Logan Binggeli              USA
Robbie Bourdon            CAN
Geoff Gulevich              CAN
Andreu Lacondeguy      ESP
Tyler McCaul                USA
Alex Prochazka            CAN
Brandon Semenuk        CAN
Kurt Sorge                   CAN
Kyle Strait                   USA
Thomas Vanderham     CAN
Cameron Zink             USA

Qualifier on October 5th
Graham Agassiz          CAN
Paul Basagoitia           USA
Antoine Bizet              FRA
Garett Buehler            CAN
James Doerfling          CAN
Brendan Fairclough     GBR
Pierre Edouard Ferry   FRA
Thomas Genon           BEL
Yannick Granieri         FRA
Jamie Goldman          USA
Casey Groves            CAN
Mick Hannah             AUSTRALIA
Mike Hopkins            CAN
Ramon Hunziker       SWI
Mike Kinrade            CAN
Cam McCaul             USA
Kelly McGarry           NZL
Anthony Messere      CAN
Kyle Norbraten         CAN
Sam Pilgrim             GBR
Brett Rheeder          CAN
Curtis Robinson        CAN
Steve Romaniuk       CAN
Kenny Smith            CAN
Martin Soderstrom    SWE
Andrew Taylor          USA
Guido Tschugg         GER
Chris Van Dine         USA
Nico Vink                 BEL
Greg Watts              USA
Wil White                USA

Red Bull Rampage Virgin Utah freeride mountain bike FMB

Log-on to for further event details and to watch the live webcast on October 7th.

Will you be watching Rampage? Any predictions?

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