Red Bull District Ride 2006 - The show goes on!!!
24 April 2006 | By billy1979
The Red Bull District Ride 2005 turned the heads of people that have never heard of mountain bike like this before. That event definitely storied in the world of mountain bikes and so did the winner Aaron Chase who was blown away by the crowds of Nuremberg.
The Red Bull District Ride set a new standard of professional mountain bike events in 2005 and it returns turning it up yet another notch for 2006.
Bringing the sport to the city allows people the convenience to experience the excitement without having to go into the mountains. People can be on the streets, gathering around massive video screens cheering their favourite rider on. Many spectators don't even need to leave their living room because they have an aerial view from their balcony!
The top 14 from last year's Red Bull District Ride are invited to take part in both events with an additional wildcard awarded to Darren Berrecloth. He had such solid performances with a 1st in Saalbach at the Adidas Slopestyle, another first at Monsterpark and a 2nd in Whistler at the Crankworx in 2005. And to the unfortunate injury during training at last year's event in Nuremberg he has earned a spot.
The list of riders invited to both events (Nuremberg and Catania):
Aaron Chase, Gareth Dyer, Paul Basagoitia, Cedric Gracia, Kyle Strait, Joscha Forstreuter, Cameron McCaul, Trond Hansen, Carlo Dieckmann, Grant Fielder, Timo Pritzel, Nathan Rennie, Thomas Vanderham, Darren Berrecloth and Geoff Gulevic
Along with the 15 pre selected riders there will be an addition of 18 of the world's best freeriders at the Red Bull District Ride – Catania, Italy. Additional wildcards will be selected for up and coming riders that have what it takes to ride with the 'crème de la crème of freeride', but haven't been given the chance to do so. One wildcard has already been given away to Adam Hauck at the SeaOtter Dirt Jump Invitational. The 17yrs. old rider from New Jersey got 2nd at SeaOtter in California in front of Paul Bas and impressed the judges with a 360-Tailwhip, so he won a wildcard plus plane ticket to Sicily. Another wildcard will go to the best rookie at the Braun 26TRIX in Leogang, Austria in June 9th – 11th also to the greatest rider at the best tricks session of the Red Bull Trailfox in Laax, Switzerland at June 23rd-25th. Expect to see some young guns pushing hard to prove themselves.
A Run down of the Course…
The 2006 Red Bull District Ride courses will be designed by Cory Moore and built together with his crew of guys. Nuremberg will be stepped up with some nice changes in the streets together with a completely different set of obstacles. Catania starts at an impressive church leading directly towards typical Italian alley streets twisting through the old town ending at the Duomo Square. Both courses will be broken up into districts filled with drops, spines, wallrides, step up and downs, dirt jumps and mix of other props integrated into the city streets. If you are interested in mountainbiking or simply in extreme sports, make sure you book your trip to Catania or Nuremberg or even to both events. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you.
More info about the Red Bull District Ride visit: www.redbulldistrictride.com