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World’s Best Mountain Bikers Ready to Take on Legendary Freeride Event In Utah’s Remote Desert Landscape

Santa Monica, CA – August 30, 2012 – The riders are set, the course is being constructed and tickets will soon be available to witness the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking as Red Bull Rampage gets set to take stage in Virgin, Utah. After a thrilling contest at Red Bull Joyride, the final list of riders has been selected to participate, and on September 1st a lucky 1,800 spectators will get the opportunity to stamp their ticket to witness in person the throwdown in picturesque desert of Utah taking place October 5-7, 2012.

There will be a deep list of riders hailing from 10 nations, from veterans who have rode every Red Bull Rampage like Mike Kinrade and Kyle Strait, to new phenoms like Anthony Messere who at 16 will be the youngest rider in the field, and heavy hitters like Brandom Semenuk who at the ripe old age of 21 already has a Red Bull Rampage title under his belt. Three riders are coming to Red Bull Rampage with an additional goal in mind – to be crowned FMB World Tour Champion 2012. Semenuk, Martin Soderstrom and Thomas Genon all have the chance to take home the title at this year’s final event of the FMB World Tour in Utah – but with Semenuk's points advantage if he stands anywhere on the podium he will be crowned champion. Soderstrom and Genon need to bring their best game to Utah desert if they want to defeat the defending champion. Red Bull Rampage is guaranteed to be filled with suspense as fans get to watch the world’s favorite riders battle it out on this unique course.

On September 1st, fans can visit www.redbullusa.com/rampage to purchase their ticket from Event Brite. The tickets will be $15 and includes both competition days (October 5th qualifier and October 7th finals).  Venue will be closed to spectators on Saturday, October 6th.  Please read the spectator advisory and note the event site is remote and requires a 4 mile hike or bike ride into the venue.

For those not able to make it to Utah, there are several ways to catch the event while keeping your shoes clean. A live webcast will capture all the action on October 7th at www.redbullusa.com/rampage . Fans can also gather the family around the couch and tune into the TV broadcast on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The event will air on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long.  Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative 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.

Elevating the competition are event partners the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley, along with Signature Series presenting partner Casio G’zOne Commando.  Oakley returns this year with the Icon Sender, an on-course, custom-built feature that was the catalyst for the most awe-inspiring tricks in 2010. Through the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah State Land Trust, the event will once again return to the majestic backdrop of Virgin that has proven to be the best terrain in the world.

Log-on to www.redbullusa.com/rampage for further event details and to watch the live webcast on October 7th.

Pre Qualified to Final on October 7th:
Gee Atherton  GBR
Darren Berrecloth  CAN
Logan Binggeli  USA
Robbie Bourdon  CAN
Geoff Gulevich  CAN
Andreu Lacondeguy  ESP
Tyler McCaul  USA
Alex Prochazka  CAN
Brandon Semenuk  CAN
Kurt Sorge  CAN
Kyle Strait  USA
Thomas Vanderham CAN
Cameron Zink  USA

Qualifier on October 5th
Graham Agassiz  CAN
Paul Basagoitia  USA
Antoine Bizet  FRA
Garett Buehler  CAN
James Doerfling  CAN
Brendan Fairclough  GBR
Pierre Edouard Ferry FRA
Thomas Genon  BEL
Yannick Granieri  FRA
Jamie Goldman  USA
Casey Groves  CAN
Mick Hannah  AUSTALIA
Mike Hopkins  CAN
Ramon Hunziker  SWI
Mike Kinrade  CAN
Cam McCaul  USA
Kelly McGarry  NZL
Anthony Messere  CAN
Kyle Norbraten  CAN
Sam Pilgrim  GBR
Brett Rheeder  CAN
Curtis Robinson  CAN
Steve Romaniuk  CAN
Kenny Smith  CAN
Martin Soderstrom  SWE
Andrew Taylor  USA
Guido Tschugg  GER
Chris Van Dine  USA
Nico Vink  BEL
Greg Watts  USA
Wil White  USA

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FMB World Tour
The 2012 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates 36 events from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump. For the second time, Red Bull Rampage will mark the great final of the FMB World Tour as one of only two Diamond Events worldwide. Red Bull Rampage promises to host heart-stopping finals to determine the Red Bull Rampage champion and 2012 FMB World Tour Champion.
More information on: www.FMBWorldTour.com

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 foster national and international amateur and professional sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, acting as a catalyst in unifying the states sports community and strengthening Utah's presence in the global sports marketplace. 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, please visit www.redbullusa.com/rampage

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