Photo Story: Red Bull Rampage – Members’ Edition

This year marked 20 years since the first Red Bull Rampage. Since the Singletrack staff were trapped on this side of the ocean, we asked USA based photographer JP Gendron to capture the scenes for us. Grab yourself a big screen to make the most of these. The sun rises across the site, warming the sides of the mountains and creeping its way into the canyons. Dig crews, media and a few special visitors are allowed on the site before competition day. Rampage and Freeride legend Josh Bender was there to check out the builds. There are rituals to be completed – whether for good luck, confidence, or respect for those that rode before. Push-ups for Jordie, from Kyle Strait. Fist bumps too. Ethan Nell stands in quiet visualisation and contemplation. Prayer, even, maybe? When you’re about to ride off something like this, careful contemplation is probably wise. Thoughts gathered, it’s time to keep that focus and ride. Cam Zink walks the walk. Szymon Godziek guineas a line in practice. Brandon Semenuk caught in the process of doing a tail whip – it almost looks like he turned a corner on the trail to find there was no more trail. The quieter days of digging and practice done, the fans descend for finals, picking their spot, setting up camp, aiming for a good view. Some of the views are very far away. Spot the riders? BrandonMo & JennyFor the Utah locals, Rampage is a regular pilgrimage. Camp set ups are … Continue reading Photo Story: Red Bull Rampage – Members’ Edition

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