The event every freerider loves and hates
The Red Bull Rampage is the self-proclaimed “World’s Premier Freeride Mountain Bike Event.” It’s an event where the best
downhill and slopestyle riders in the world cut
their own lines into a mountain in the southern
desert of Utah, and then attempt to survive the
run they’ve built for themselves. The event is
designed to resemble a free-ski competition.
There’s a wide-open area riders can choose to
work with, and they must pick what they feel will
be the best line. The contestants are basically
judged on who can survive the mountain with the
steepest, gnarliest and most dangerous line, and
there are bonus points if you can throw a trick in
the face of near-certain death.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the
annual gathering in the desert, close to Virgin,
Utah. The event saw death-defying stunts landed
and near-death experiences for all competitors.
This is the coverage from the most controversial
mountain bike event in the world.