First look at Red Bull Rampage 2021 as riders build the course

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  • Red Bull Rampage returns to Virgin, Utah just outside Zion National Park, where riders will compete in the most intense downhill mountain biking event
  • Rampage is actually the only true freestyle downhill mountain biking event and it is returning for the first time since 2019.
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The Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah is back. Well, it’s almost back. The runners are on the course this week digging their lines and preparing for the intense competition this coming weekend.

Red Bull has just uploaded a few videos to its YouTube channel showing the riders on the course (s) during practice. If you are not familiar with Red Bull Rampage you are going to experience something special here and if you are already familiar with the event you know it is one of the most intense events on the planet .

In fact, I was fortunate enough to attend Red Bull Rampage 2019 in October 2019, just a few months before the world stopped for a while. And I consider this event to be one of the last fun things I did before the last year and a half of monotony.

The real Rampage competition will take place next weekend, but the competitors are on the mountain all week. Each competitor is entitled to two team members, each man gets a shovel, and they have to build the rider line from scratch. Each year the course shifts a bit over the mesa in Virgin, Utah to keep the runner’s lines and the overall course as cool as possible. Here they get a first look at the course ahead of brutal weather later this week:

So that’s what runners on the mountain are doing right now. It’s really crazy to go there and see in person the production unit that they have set up to film and broadcast this event to all corners of the planet because it is such a harsh desert terrain. The sand penetrates everywhere. Still, they are able to broadcast this event in 4K and capture footage from top to bottom of the mountain.

Red Bull Rampage 2021

Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

I climbed the course a few years ago and was GASSÉ after climbing it only once. These guys do it over and over for a week.

Here’s a recap of some of the greatest Red Bull Rampage moments of all time:

Here is a full recap of my time at Red Bull Rampage 2019 where I was a guest of Red Bull and had full access to the course and riders. It was an awesome trip. So check out this article if you want to know more about the rampage!

And Red Bull will be streaming this event later in the week on RedBull.TV, so if you want to watch it live, check it out!

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