Is A Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Happening?

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Has Hannah spotted a women’s Red Bull Rampage style event in the making? Follow the clues with her and see what you think.

It was well past our bedtimes here in the UK,  but ignoring the ‘don’t look at screens before sleeping’ advice I just happened to spot a post on Instagram which got me wondering…

Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Clue 1:

Katie Holden, freerider and Santa Cruz/Juliana sponsored rider, posted this to her Instagram. She’s going to move the needle forward… I don’t think she’s talking knitting.

Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Clue 2:

Photographer Katie Lozancich says Katie Holden has been working on something big. But it will be revealed this week… Red Bull Rampage is 25th October, which is next week. Not this week. So maybe it’s not a women’s Rampage. Or should that be Ewe-age? Sorry…

Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Clue 3

Instagram stories show Vero Sandler, Micayla Gatto, Vaea Verbeeck, Casey Brown and Tahnée Seagrave hanging out in Virgin, Utah and using the hashtag #Formation. I asked Vero what they’re up to and she said there’s just a bunch of them out there for a week digging and building lines. Hmm… is that true? Or is Vero just keeping the cat firmly in the bag?

Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Clue 4

Look back through Micayla’s posts and she’s also saying she can’t wait to share what’s in store. She repeatedly answers comments saying no, she’s not riding Rampage. But that’s not to say she’s not riding in a different but connected event… like a women’s Rampage?

Womens’ Red Bull Rampage Clue 5

‘Formation’…what does that bring to mind? Riding in formation? A play on form, as in good form when pulling tricks? Or a play on form, as in making or building? Rock formations? There’s certainly plenty of glorious ones in Utah. Formation as in something new starting? Or is it just short for ‘Information’, as in ‘we really have no further information about what is going on but godammit we want to know’?

Womens rampage red bull
The first rider down the first Rampage had this plate. Will we be seeing a new first rider?

What could it be? Some kind of freeride showcase for women? A video showing women riding Rampage style lines? I don’t think it’s actually going to be a women’s Rampage – not this year.

Or are they really all just having a nice time on a dig in the desert? Whatever it is, I hope it’s something good. When I find out, I’ll let you know!

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (3)

    christ I hate instagram


    It would give us something ace to watch after the rugby this weekend. Count me in.

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