Red Bull Rampage organizers have confirmed that the event, usually held at the end of October, will not take place this year.
”This year we were especially looking forward to delivering an event that entertained and excited the world about sports again, and we recognize the magnitude of the decision to cancel and the effect it has on the riders and industry,” said Todd Barber, Director of H5 Events. “However, the challenges presented by the global health pandemic both in getting riders and teams to the event, and in protecting the health and safety of the riders, staff, and everyone involved including the local Southern Utah community drove our decision making.”
Last year’s champion Brandon Semenuk expressed how travel challenges would complicate event attendance for everyone.
“I was excited to return to Utah this year to defend my title at the 2020 Red Bull Rampage, but as the situation around Covid-19 continues to evolve, I wasn’t confident in my ability to bring my team to the US due to travel restrictions, amongst other logistical challenges.”
Red Bull says that they will have more details on the 2021 event in the coming months.