Check out the full invite list for the gnarliest freeride mountain bike competition of the year.
Red Bull Rampage is the pinnacle of mountain bike competition, pitting the world's best freeriders against the harsh terrain of Southern Utah (watch highlights from the 2012 event in the video above). Invites for the event are highly sought-after, and winning brings a huge level of respect within the industry.
The 2013 event will return to the familiar but always treacherous network of ridges near Virgin, Utah, on October 11-13, and the official invite list has finally been released.
The top 12 finishers from Red Bull Rampage 2012 automatically earn their spot in the 2013 final, along with the winners from the 2010 and 2008 events. The remaining 28 invited riders will first compete in a qualifier on October 11 to battle for 12 transfer spots to the October 13 final.
The full invite list is as follows:
Pre-Qualified into the Final:
[*Unfortunately, 2012 winner Kurt Sorge is out with a broken leg. Get well soon Kurt!]
Invited for Qualifying Round:
Chris Van Dine
Pierre Edouard Ferry
Limited spectator tickets are available for the qualifying and final events; purchase them here. The finals will be shown in an enhanced webcast on October 13 on the Red Bull Rampage site.
A full recap of the event will air on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on Saturday, December 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET presented by Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE and brought to you in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro, the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley.
For all of our coverage, including photo and video content, visit the official Red Bull Rampage site leading up to and during the contest, with more interactive content available after the event.