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Highland Mountain's FMB Spring Training

Professional riders from all over the planet gathered at Highland Mountain Bike Park In the middle of June to prepare for the upcoming 2014 FMB World Tour season.

"This is right before all the big contests start, so it's perfect time to come here, bang out all your tricks, get feeling good on the bike and head into the season with a bit of confidence," said Darren Berrecloth.

For one week, the group of pros put the premiere training facilities to good use for the benefit of all, in a non-contest environment -- utilzing the premiere training facilities, which include the Red Bull Ayr Bag, indoor skatepark, foam pits, resi ramps, the legendary Sherwood Forest dirt jumps, as well as Highland's chairlift-accessed downhill tracks and trails.

"It sounds cliche, but we're all friends," admits Tyler McCaul of the comradery shared between the pro riders attending FMB Spring Training at Highland Mountain Bike Park. "It's give a little, get a little -- you help someone learn a trick and they help you. We all like to see other people learn tricks."

At the end of the week, activities culminate with a jam-format Best Trick contest on the signature Red Bull Freebird jump, where athletes were able to try out their new tricks on dirt for the first time ever.

FMB Tour newcomer Nicholi Rogatkin from nearby Boston, Massachusetts, was able to impress the Best Trick judges enough to take the win with a clean cashroll, triple tailwhip and his stunning lawn dart frontflips thrown during the session.

Credit: Red Bull
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