Red Bull is putting on a 12 hour gravity race Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the Angle Fire Resort, NM. With categories for solo, partners, or team, it looks to be a test of some serious endurance. Your cross country buddies ever ridicule you for a lack of fitness? It’s your chance to prove their skinny knobbed butts wrong, over some of the fastest and gnarliest terrain on the continent.
Think you can handle 12 hours of descending at once? Starting at 9am, the race ends at 9pm, with the choice of three courses to choose from. Like other 12 or 24 hour format races, only one rider from each team is allowed on the course at a time, with one rider and bike per chair on the lift. You’ll need to bring your lights too- if you don’t have a high powered lamp, riders will be barred from the chair after dark.
THE 12TH HOUR IS THE DARKEST
— Red Bull Burner Set for October 10th at Angel Fire Resort–
WHO: Calling all you gravity junkies to register for Red Bull Burner at Angel Fire Resort. Pro, expert or even amateur riders, no matter the skill level, can register to participate in the last downhill race of the season.
WHAT: Don’t forget your lights; mountain bike riders will be testing their skills into the night at Red Bull Burner. Registration is limited to the first 150 class entries, so register solo, with a partner or as a team, but register early at redbullburner.com.
Mountain bikers will push themselves for 12 straight hours over some of the fastest and most technically challenging terrain in North America. Three of Angel Fire’s downhill trails will be used simultaneously, the World Cup DH, Supreme DH, and Combi DH. Winners will be determined by the total number of laps in the twelve hour period. The top three in each class will claim a part of $5,000 in cash and prizes.
When was the last time you got in 80 miles of DH trails, 50k feet of vert, raced into the night…..all in 12 hours?
WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2009
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Angel Fire, NM at Angel Fire Resort
CONTACT: For more information or to register, visit redbullburner.com.