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Red Bull Rampage 2022 is ready to roll on October 21
Get the breaking news on the date, venue location and the 18 riders invited to compete at the premier big mountain freeride event in the Utah desert this coming October.
The date has been set for the 2022 edition of Red Bull Rampage – Friday, October 21 – and now the venue location for this edition can be revealed. Red Bull Rampage will return to the 2008-2013 competition zone for this 16th edition of the legendary event. This year Red Bull Rampage 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's become the most coveted title in freeride mountain biking.
Four-time winner and 2021 champion Brandon Semenuk is back to defend his title for 2022. He's among six former winners invited to compete at this year's Red Bull Rampage. Room is always made for new athletes to experience the wonders of the event and this year's edition features three new rookies: William Robert of France, Alex Volokhov of Canada and Dylan Stark of the USA. See below for the full 18-rider line-up.
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.
The 2022 Red Bull Rampage athlete list
This year's roster will feature 18 athletes. The top-10 finishers from the 2021 event automatically pre-qualified, while eight wildcards were chosen from a committee of former Rampage competitors, pro athletes, judges and industry experts.
- Kurt Sorge
- Reed Boggs
- Cam Zink
- Tyler McCaul
- Kyle Strait
- Ethan Nell
- Alex Volokhov
- Andreu Lacondeguy
- Brett Rheeder
- DJ Brandt
- Dylan Stark
- Tom Van Steenbergen
- William Robert
There are also five alternate riders who're on standby should any of the 18 invited riders not be able to take part or start in the run-up to the event. They are: Vincent Tupin, Bienvenido Aguado Alba, Adolf Silva, Johny Salido and Ryan McNulty.
How Red Bull Rampage 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.
The history of Red Bull Rampage
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 2021 action
Watch the best of the action from the event that's the biggest test of guts, skill and creativity in MTB.
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. You can watch the full replay here.
From October 30, viewers in the US can also tune in to a condensed two-and-a-half-hour replay that will air on ESPN.
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