Mind the Rampage: The Psychology of Injury

Brandon Semenuk, Red Bull Rampage 2016, ©Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool

Psyche and injury are undoubtedly connected.  Throw in the stresses associated with an intense sporting event and a fine line develops between victory and a potentially deleterious disaster.  Red Bull Rampage is the extreme of the extreme–how do you mentally prepare? Can you?  Turning fear into fire is only one part of the overall recipe.  To assess the variety of components involved …

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Red Bull Rampage Returns to its Raw Roots for 2016

Red Bull Rampage 2015: Andreu Lacondeguy © Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

For 2016, Red Bull Rampage is returning to the raw roots of freeriding, with an entirely new venue! According to Red Bull, this new venue will provide many more natural feature options than in previous years. Also, athletes and their teams will have to build their lines without power tools, harkening back to the 2001 beginnings …

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The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to MTBparks.com

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  MTBparks.com recently ran their annual Best Bike Parks Survey, and the results are finally live! These Riders’ Choice awards are based on respondents to MTBparks’s extensive survey. Without further ado, here’s the list of results. For a detailed analysis of this list, be sure to click over to MTBparks.com. Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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68+ Bike Park Opening Dates for 2016

Bikepark Leogang, Austria. Photo courtesy of Bikepark Leogang

Time to gear up and make your plans for hitting the park this summer! Here’s a quick reference list with 2016 opening dates for key bike parks. Did we miss one or get the wrong dates? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll update our list with the latest. Open Already March: Bailey Mountain Bike …

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POV Video: Practicing for Rampage on a Crazy Steep and Exposed Trail in Utah

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As the world’s best freeride mountain bikers flock to Virgin, Utah to compete in the 10th Red Bull Rampage, they look for every opportunity to get practiced up on going big in downright-frightening terrain. In this video, Nick Pescetto gets his big-hit riding dialed in on an absolutely NUTTY trail in Utah! While they don’t …

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