VIRGIN, UT — As if his line choice at Rampage wasn't enough to make him nervous, Kyle Norbraten had an even bigger finish planned with an unprecedented wedding proposal at the end of his run. Norbs, well known for his time with the Coastal Crew and saving Whistler Mountain Bike Park from rollerbladers, took the plunge and proposed to his girlfriend after crossing the finish line on his final run. She said yes, by the way.
VIRGIN, UT – Without a practice day in between thanks to an advanced inclement weater schedule, the 2015 Red Bull Rampage carried Thursday's qualifier momentum into Friday's finals. This year's runs were a mix of high-caliber big, steep and technical lines down the vertical faces of Virgin's red-walled canyons and larger than life moves over the massively sculpted hits. When the red dust settled, Lacondeguy and Agassiz finished in second and third respectively despite bowing out of second runs due to high winds, and Sorge's 96.5 was the highest score in Rampage history, giving him the top spot on the Rampage podium.
MOAB, UT – The 10th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike and Film Festival is set to kick off October 22 through 25, and the official course maps and stage info for the enduro has just been revealed. The enduro enduro Enduro Race will be held entirely on the Amasa Back trail system! Yeow! Race stages will include Lower Ahab, and Old School Amasa Back.
VIRGIN, UT — Graham Agassiz stands on the top box at the end of qualifiers for the third year in a row at Red Bull Rampage. Aggy took the top spot with a highly technical run, the culmination of six days of digging, scoping and planning. Antoine Bizet and Tyler McCaul were hot on his heels taking second and third qualifying spots respectively, T-Mac making his return after missing last year's competition due to injury. This year's line choices seem to favor steep and technical, and Friday's finals should certainly deliver on all fronts. Will this finally be Aggy's year to carry the momentum to the podium?
VIRGIN, UT — Due to heavy rains and thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, the Red Bull Rampage finals have officially been rescheduled from Saturday to Friday. Red Bull says the change was necessary "to ensure the best and safest possible conditions for both competitors and spectators." Full schedule below.
VIRGIN, UT — What does it take to nail a 72-foot backflip over a gaping chasm that threatens to swallow you? Other than testicular fortitude, it takes precision, experience and an innate understanding of physics. Kiwi freerider Kelly McGarry showed up to Red Bull Rampage in 2013 with all these tools in spades.
VIRGIN, UT — With only two days left before Red Bull Rampage qualifiers, riders have begun swapping their tools for bikes. Of course, after four days of scoping and digging lines on the steep and gnarly terrain, they're still easing their way into it like the pros they are. 2008 Rampage champion Brandon Semenuk shook off his nerves on the Polaris RZR Moto Booter during the evening session.
VIRGIN, UT — Red Bull Rampage is intimidating for everyone, but for those who arrive at the venue for the first time, the stakes are even higher. "When you get here it's 10 times more ridiculous than you can even explain," says first-timer Sam Reynolds in the video below. Many rookies share the same perspective of the venue.
WHISTLER, BC – Take a quick lap around Whistler Bike Park with 11-year-old up-and-coming sensation Jackson Goldstone and 2013 UCI Downhill World Cup Overall Champion Stevie Smith. It's a great reminder that there's nothing more satisfying than simply getting on your bike and just hitting the trail. Two different generations, one singular passion, coming together at Whistler Mountain Bike Park.