A few weeks back we all enjoyed some highlights from the Red Bull Rampage free-ride mountain bike race that went down in Virgin, Utah last month, often marveling at the riders ability to defy gravity. The race features a course with some impossibly narrow trails, usually flanked by significant drops on either side, that are occasionally broken up with some massive jumps and drops. The competitors launch from a starting gate and scream down the hill to reach the finish line some 1500 feet (457 meters) below. How exactly they get there is up to them, but lets just say the results can be pretty spectacular.
If you live in the U.S. and you want to see more of the race, then you’re in luck. NBC is going to be airing the Red Bull Rampage on Saturday, December 8 from 2-4 PM Eastern Time. The coverage promises to give us even more spectacular shots of these athletes putting their bikes and bodies to the test on a course that most of us would think is just plain crazy to even attempt to ride.
And if you just can’t wait until December 8 to check this event out, then here’s another clip from the race to get you excited. It features helmet cam footage of Darren Berrecloth as he rides through part of the course, giving you a good idea of just what kind of trail the riders are dealing with.
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