Red Bull Rampage is back! This year’s 2014 event offers up a wide variety of talent including our gravity riders Kelly McGarry and Mike Hopkins.
This event is a great way to prove the worth of our Gravity components. Our riders have seen great success in the past riding our components and they look to leave their mark again at this years Rampage event.
Kelly McGarry has done well in this event in the past securing a second place finish last time around. Along with that, he became well known for his backflip over the 72 ft canyon gap.
Here is the backflip incase you have forgotton:
Many of the riders are currently developing their lines for this weekend’s big mountain event. Mike Hopkins is in the qualifying round, but should get through as long as any complications don’t arise.
While preparing for his run, Red Bull interviewed him about his plans. He responded by saying “You visualize something; you have this image of how it’s going to work in your head… More often than not you’re like, ‘well, that didn’t work.” Credit to Mike Berard of Red Bull.
Here is some insight from our rider Mike Hopkins.
While warming up for his ride, Kelly McGarry overshot a gnarly 75ft canyon and launched himself over 100 feet. He is doing well and is resting for tomorrow. You can view his crash herre:
With the rampage quickly approaching, everyone is sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the riders have in store. Keep a close eye on our Gravity riders, they won’t disappoint.