Mountain biking’s premiere event is back for another action-packed week in the Utah desert. Red Bull Rampage will return to Virgin on Friday, October 27th.
Last year came with some significant changes in format, which will be kept in place for this year’s event. Riders can bring a 2-person build crew and use hand tools only to build their own line (there will, of course, be the ubiquitous massive wooden features on course). Three days of building and four days of practice will culminate in one day of competition. The venue will be the same as last year, with the addition of one new ridge for riders to build fresh lines on.
21 riders already include 10 pre-qualified athletes. The remaining riders will be announced in coming weeks. Previous two-time winners Brandon Semenuk, Kyle Strait and Kurt Sorge will compete, giving them a chance to claim a Rampage hat-trick.