Mind the Rampage: The Psychology of Injury

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

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

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

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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