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Red Bull Rampage 2022 is set for October 21
The premier big mountain freeride event is back in the Utah desert for more high-octane, edge-of-the-seat action this coming October.
The date has been set for the 2022 edition of Red Bull Rampage – Friday, October 21. This 16th edition of the legendary event will feature 18 of the world’s best mountain bikers, all of whom will descend upon the rugged desert landscape of Southwestern Utah to create and ride the biggest and baddest lines and jumps the mountain bike freeride competition has to offer.
Red Bull Rampage has become the truest test of big-mountain skill and mental toughness on a mountain bike. Touted as one of the most challenging events in the world – and featuring the world’s best mountain bike athletes in one of the most demanding locations – it has become the most coveted title in freeride mountain biking.
For 2022, ESPN/ESPN+ joins as a broadcast partner, with Red Bull Rampage being streamed live exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and on Red Bull TV in all other countries outside the US.
How it works
The elite group of 18 riders will carve their ultimate lines into the side of near-vertical sandstone ridges with the help of their two-person build crews. In advance of the competition, riders and their support crews will spend four days building their lines. This will be followed by a rest day and then four practice days.
The competition format remains the same as always, with each rider having the chance to take two runs, but being ranked based on their highest single run score.
What is Red Bull Rampage?
Ever wondered what Red Bull Rampage is? Here's everything you need to know about the ultimate freeride event.
Red Bull Rampage's unique history
The first edition of Red Bull Rampage was held in 2001 and since then, 15 different events and nine different winners have earned their place in the history books. From those beginnings, Red Bull Rampage and the athletes that take part in it have continued to innovate the sport and drive the scene of mountain bike freeride. That trend is set to continue with a new crop of athletes taking up the baton in the years to come.
Catch up on the highlights of last year's 20th anniversary edition of Red Bull Rampage below:
Highlights of the MTB action
Watch the best of the action from the event that's the biggest test of guts, skill and creativity in MTB.
Who's riding at Red Bull Rampage 2022?
This year's roster will feature 18 athletes. Stay tuned for the official invited rider announcement on the Red Bull Rampage event website and Red Bull Bike's social channels – @redbullbike – as the event date nears.
Which rider will walk away as the champion of the 2022 Red Bull Rampage? You'll find out on October 21.
How to watch
As mentioned above, ESPN+ will show Red Bull Rampage exclusively live in the United States, while outside the US Red Bull TV will be your destination to watch all the unbelievable action live on October 21. As ever the coverage will bring fans closer to the massive drops, intense steeps and insane tricks than ever before.
The complete event will be available on-demand on both ESPN+ and Red Bull TV following the competition. From October 30th, viewers can also tune in to a condensed two-and-a-half-hour replay that will air on ESPN.
For fans looking to attend the event in person, tickets will go on sale via the Red Bull Rampage website with an announcement to come, so check the site for further updates and the official on-sale date in the coming weeks.
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