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Fortaleza Freeride Fiesta Returns in 2022

Mexico’s newest freeride event returns for the second year with more top riders in attendance and bigger features planned.


What’s better than sitting down with your friends around the fire and sharing stories after a long Freeride session filled with music from a Mariachi band? Johny Salido, the new face of Mexican mountain biking achieved his dream early this year by making Freeride Fiesta a reality and he’s bringing it back January 17-24, 2022!

In February 2021, Johny and his friend Oscar Toboganster, a professional trail builder, organized one of the biggest “Fiestas” of the Freeride scene. The jam style gathering brought together some of the world’s best freeriders to Mexico with one objective: Help grow the sport in Mexico and Latin America by having fun and riding bikes. 


After the success of the first edition, Freeride Fiesta is coming back January 17-24, 2022 at La Soledad Bike Park with top international riders such as Nicholi Rogatkin, Thomas Genon, Bienvenido Aguado, Hannah Bergeman and many more. The full rider line up will be announced in December on the Freeride Fiesta social media channel. Tequila Fortaleza has been added as a title sponsor for 2022 after backing the event in the first year. 

The 2022 course will have a few updates to keep the riders on their toes, including the addition of a new big jump. There will also be awards for Best Line, Best Trick, Best Whip and The Mexican Award. This special award is reserved for the person with the best vibes during the whole event.

When discussing the 2022 event, Johny said, “I’m pretty excited for this second edition of Freeride Fiesta. Although I felt last year was a big success, the global situation did hold us back a little, but we still achieved the principal objective of having the event in Mexico. Freeride Fiesta 2022 looks really promising in terms of spectators, the rider line up and the updates on last year’s course with a new jump. I can’t wait to see all the riders sending it!”

This event is the perfect start for 2022, with some of the best riders in the world hitting jumps and having fun with the ultimate Mexican vibe. 

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