Back to Backflip: Red Bull Rampage Will Return This October
Santa Monica, CA – August 1, 2013 – It’s been nearly a decade since Red Bull Rampage was held in consecutive years, but in 2013 the world will not have to wait to see the best of the sport let loose in Virgin, UT. Known throughout the mountain bike community as the ultimate big mountain Freeride spectacle, Red Bull Rampage is the place to prove who is the most daring and well-rounded rider in the sport’s most respected event.
The event will continue to showcase the riders’ boundless drive for progression. Last year a new, higher ridge line was used as the start gate for the finals. Riders have just tapped the surface of possibilities, as discovered by 2012 champion Kurt Sorge on a scouting mission earlier this year, when new lines, and a world of new possibilities were unearthed. Will there be bigger canyons to sail across, deeper descents, and new lift offs to flip and spin riders into infamy? The riders will unearth the answers this October. Joining Sorge will be riders across mountain bike disciplines including Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Darren Barrecloth, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz and Martin Söderström who have already committed.
Three Ways to Rampage
There are three ways for fans to enjoy the action at Red Bull Rampage. A limited number of tickets will be available for spectators to see the event in person. Please check the Rampage site at the end of August for details.
Online, viewers can get inside the grit and determination it takes to participate in the event by watching the eight-part “Road to Rampage” series, dropping every Wednesday from August 28th-October 16th on Red Bull’s You Tube channel.
Finally, the family can gather around to tune-in to NBC on Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 pm ET to catch the broadcast of Red Bull Rampage presented by Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE and brought to you in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro, the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Crashed Ice, Ultra Natural, Wake Open Dreamline and Joyride. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Design The Icon
For those who dream of riding the big drops, but are not on the exclusive invite list to compete, Oakley is inviting fans to play a role in designing the legendary centerpiece of the Red Bull Rampage freeride mountain bike course, the Oakley Icon Sender. Visit www.oakley.com/renderthesender to access a designer’s tool kit, complete contest rules and submit an entry. One grand prize winner will receive an expenses paid trip to the 2013 Red Bull Rampage event in Utah for a chance to see the pros hit the feature inspired by their design. All concepts must be submitted by August 7, 2013 to be entered into the contest.
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah's economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com
For more information, and updates on tickets and content please visit www.redbull.com/rampage