Today the fast-paced, adrenaline-filled, urban mountain biking contest, Red Bull District Ride returns to Nuremberg after five years.
The picturesque old town of the Franconian metropolis has been transformed into a mountain bike slopestyle paradise, and the world’s best athletes, including the top riders in the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) world rankings – Emil Johansson (SWE) and Erik Fedko (GER)– will be adding a new, exciting chapter to the city’s almost thousand-year history.
The latest two new riders who will be participating in place of Szymon Godziek (POL) and Griffin Paulson (CAN) are Thomas Genon from Belgium and Tom Isted from Great Britain.
Pro mountain bikers from around the world have converged on the city of Nuremburg, in an attempt to pull off the most complex tricks over the two-day event and to be crowned the Red Bull District Ride 2022 champion.
The rider list below highlights the 15 riders that will be competing in Red Bull District Ride 2022:
Emil Johansson (SWE)
Timothe Bringer (FRA)
Tomas Lemoine (FRA)
Erik Fedko (GER)
Lucas Huppert (SUI)
Max Fredriksson (SWE)
Paul Couderc (FRA)
Jakub Vencl (CZE)
Torquato Testa (ITA)
Dawid Godziek (POL)
Nicholi Rogatkin (USA)
Lucas Knopf (GER) – Wildcard
Miguel Guerrero (ESP) – Wildcard
Thomas Geonon (BE)
Tom Isted (GB)
Red Bull District Ride has been running for more than 17 years and has distinguished itself from other Diamond FMB slopestyle events. It is a unique event and the distinctive districts give riders from all over the world a chance to showcase their ability with different style of riding. This isn’t just a slopestyle course, this is an overall mountain bike contest with elements of skate park riding, jumps, drops, and technical features. As the years have gone on, the course has grown and evolved with the progression of street mountain biking. Riders and fans can look forward to seeing many new obstacles while enjoying the classic features.
What is special about this year’s Red Bull District Ride, is that there is no qualification. This reform not only gives the riders more time to practice, but also guarantees each of them the opportunity to show their skills in the final runs on the big stage on Saturday – thus promising even more action than at the previous events.
The Red Bull District Ride will be broadcast live globally on free sports tv app, Red Bull TV on Friday 2nd September from 18:15PM CEST and on Saturday 3rd September from 14:45PM CEST.