RED BULL RAMPAGE TO BE FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW
Santa Monica, CA– November 20, 2012 – For the second time this year, the Red Bull Signature Series will be featured on TODAY, one of the nation’s top morning shows, airing daily at 7am ET. Tune into NBC on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 to see correspondent Jenna Wolfe enjoying an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Red Bull Rampage, the world’s most prestigious freeride mountain biking event. The segment is a sneak peek for the jaw-dropping competition that will air as a full-length two-hour broadcast on NBC, December 8 at 2 pm ET.
Jenna Wolfe journeyed to the backcountry of Utah with the Red Bull Signature Series for the second time during its inaugural year, to sit down with acclaimed mountain biker Darren Berrecloth. Over the course of two days Wolfe and the TODAY show crew received unprecedented access to the Rampage course, even getting on bikes themselves to push their personal limits.
Earlier this year the TODAY team traveled to Baldface in Nelson, British Columbia to sit down with snowboarding legend Travis Rice, as they learned about Supernatural, the first of its kind backcountry snowboarding event. You can enjoy the interview here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/46070527#46070527.
The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports Network all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, have created the most progressive and innovative action sports property, including 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 www.redbullsignatureseries.com for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.
Upcoming Red Bull Signature Series programming includes:
· Red Bull Rampage (December 8 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC): Freeride mountain bikers take part in building the treacherous, unforgiving course in Virgin, Utah and compete for the title in one of freeriding’s most aggressive and fearless events.
· Red Bull TORC (December 29 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC): The Off Road Championships follows rugged drivers as they get dirty around dangerous corners to see which truck will come out on top.
SPECIAL CONTEST FOR RED BULL RAMPAGE FANS!
Are you an aspiring video editor? Or do you want to try and be for the chance to earn some amazing prizes? Enter the Red Bull Rampage video editing contest which runs until 12/22. Contestants can go to redbullusa.com/rampagecontest and download footage from Red Bull Rampage. Make a 15-30 second clip that acts as a teaser for the Signature Series show airing Dec 8th at 2pm ET on NBC. The winner is announced mid broadcast and will win a prize pack including a Specialized Enduro mountain bike, GoPro Hero 3 camera, Oakley goggles and a Signature Series Backpack.