With millions of fans worldwide the Red Bull rampage has solidified itself as the super bowl of freeride mountain biking. With this increased exposure, so has the number of elite athletes that hope to some day compete at the event.
The inaugural Marzocchi Proving Grounds presented by 5.10 will be the first official athlete qualifier for this year’s Red Bull Rampage. The event will take place at Oregon Dirt Park, just east of Bend, Oregon. The course design will be built to allow current pros as well as young and hopeful a chance to show their medal and earn an invite to the big show. The man made course will feature multiple lines to let athletes choose their own path and style, with huge drops, massive doubles, berm presses and rhythm sections. This inaugural event will take place in coordination with the 3rd annual Black Sage Fest. This will ensure an action-packed weekend with the World’s top pros and amateurs. Hosted by Carson Storch and Kyle Jameson, the event will be the 3rd stop of the international FEST tour.
Anticipated Athletes –
Proving Ground: Male – Antoine Bizet, Jaxson Riddle, Jordie Lunn, Emil Johansson, Conor Macfarlene, Damon Iwanaga, Pierre Edouard Ferry, Louis Reboul, Max Fredriksson, Nicholi Rogatkin, Oscar Harnstrom, Reece Wallace, William Robert, Brendan Howey, DJ Brandt, Remy Metailer, Thomas Lemoine, Alex Volokhov, Jeremy Hottinger Female – Casey Brown
Black Sage: Carson Storch, Kyle Jameson, Kurt Sorge, Ethan Nell, Reed Boggs, Nico Vink, Graham Agassiz, Cam McCaul, Tyler McCaul, Cam Zink, Kyle Strait, Bas and Tom Van Steenbergen