Hundreds of athletes will test their skills on at Red Bull Outliers
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Everything you need to know about Red Bull Outliers 2021

Want to learn more about Canada’s biggest Hard Enduro competition for professional and amateur motocross athletes? We've got you covered.
By Rachel Coleman
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Red Bull Outliers


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Red Bull Outliers is a head-to-head Enduro competition for professional and amateur motocross athletes. Building on the success of the first edition of the race in 2019 in Downtown Calgary, this year, Red Bull Outliers is back to bring an exciting, challenging, and technical Hard Enduro course to one of Canada’s most historic and unique landscapes, the Badlands.
Enduro · 27 min
ABC of... Hard Enduro
Hundreds of athletes will test their skills on a custom closed course obstacle track, built by Calgary’s own pro-rider Shane Cuthbertson. It won't be easy -- the course is designed to be so challenging that only a select few will make it to the finish. Don't expect a photo finish for this race.
Interested in competing? Below is everything you'll need to get you pumped for Red Bull Outliers 2021.

The event is limited to participants only

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be closed to the public (no spectators). Registrants can bring a maximum of 2 family/team members.
Red Bull Outliers will also not be on TV or streamed online, so keep an eye on the @RedBullCanada social channels to check out the race highlights after the event!
See here for more info on what to expect at the race.

Who can compete?

All participants must be 16 or older and there are four different categories that riders can compete in: Professional, Expert, Amateur, and Veteran. Read below for category descriptions:
  • Professional: Riders who have competed as a ‘Pro’ in national, provincial, or state event(s)
  • Expert: Riders with advanced skill level and previous competition experience. Note: riders licensed as a ‘Pro’ in national, provincial, or state series are not eligible
  • Amateur: Riders with moderate skill level and some competition experience. Note: Riders licensed as a ‘Pro’ or ‘Expert’ in national, provincial, or state series are not eligible
  • Veteran: 35 years of age and older on the date of the event

Why register?

Red Bull Outliers is a unique event in which riders will have the chance to test their skills on this challenging terrain and face a gruelling 10-kilometre track. The Badlands, will force riders to adapt to the elements as every lap is completed it will close and open a new section, forcing athletes to constantly take the hardest route, the Outlier line.
Not to mention that there's over $13,000 in prizes to win, so there's that.

What kind of bike will you need?

There are no specific bike requirements or restrictions, however, we do ask the following:
  • Motorcycles must be technically sound and in good working order.
  • No special equipment (lights, registration, spark arrestors, etc.) is required. However, the head referee may request corrections as they see fit.
  • Sound testing will be implemented. The head referee will request corrections as they see fit.
  • Competitors must use the same motorcycle throughout the entire competition.
  • Number plate decals will be provided for each participant. These must be prominently displayed on the front and each side plate.
  • Official scoring will be performed using transponders. Transponder rentals will be available at sign-in. In order to sign out a transponder, participants will need to provide a cash deposit.
  • Riders with their own transponders must provide the transponder number at sign in.

So what are the rules?

  • Any rider found to cut course will be docked position or disqualified at the discretion of head Referee.
  • Riders exiting course for any reason, must not gain a position upon re-entry. Head Referee will have the discretion to dock position or disqualify participant.
  • Outside assistance is strictly prohibited. Any Participant accepting assistance from anyone other than track crew or fellow competitors will be disqualified at discretion of head Referee.
  • Qualifying and overall results will be posted at the event paddock within 30 minutes of Race completion.
  • Protests must be made at the event paddock within 30 minutes of results posting.
  • 1st Gear in pits and Helmets are mandatory while in motion.
In addition to these rules, there is also a minimum number of protection and safety requirements to be met in order to compete. See here for more information.

What can you win at Red Bull Outliers?

There will be $13,000 CAD in cash prizes up for grabs. Prizing will be given in all categories, to review all prizing you can review all information HERE.

How to get involved

Register to race and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation and keep up to date.
Red Bull Outliers will take place in Calgary this August 21. Check out the full schedule here.
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Red Bull Outliers


ABC of...

2 Seasons · 20 episodes