Red Bull District Ride 2011 - Day 1 Course Check

Sep 7, 2011
by Ian Hylands  





Photo Christoph Laue
  Today was dark and a little bit stormy looking in Nuremburg Germany as course workers finished up the course and riders started arriving and checking things out.

Photo Christoph Laue
  The start area on the Kaiserburg high above Nuremburg. From here the riders will drop down and off the castle wall below.

Big start drop off the castle wall. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  The big start drop off the Kaiserburg wall, this is the Drop District.

Photo Christoph Laue
  and from the other side looking down at the giant quarter pipe...

Photo Christoph Laue
  Once you drop off the wall you hit this big quarter pipe.

Finishing touches to the street district - they even paint those things so they blend into the ancient surroundings photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  After the quarter riders will be towed up a short hill by mini's to a point where they can drop into the street district. Workers put finishing touches on the street district - they even paint those things so they blend into the ancient surroundings!!!

Photo Christoph Laue
  Painters at work.

Strange spectators all over the place... photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  Strange spectators all over the place...

This is what life in N rnberg will be from tomorrow on chilling in the Biergarten enjoying nice cold beer and watching the riders rip apart the districts - except that the weather is reported to be considerably better photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  This is what life in Nurnberg will be from tomorrow on: chilling in the Biergarten, enjoying nice cold beer and watching the riders rip apart the districts - except that the weather is reported to be considerably better!! Lars and Christophe enjoying their first day in Nuremburg while workers finish up a few street obstacles in the background.

Final touches to the big rainbow box. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  After the smaller street obstacles there is a large rainbow box. According to the event website riders can "theoretically ride over it or just jump over it"

A good soul watching over the stepup stepdown gap box... photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  A good soul watching over the stepup/stepdown/gap box. and the mini underneath it...

The street district getting its final touches. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  After the Street District comes the Ramp District, and the "Renner Pipe". This thing looks interesting now, I bet it will be more interesting when it's done. Any guesses on how many riders actually grind that ledge?

Photo Christoph Laue

The combination of old city atmosphere and new street skills will be mind-blowing photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  The combination of old city atmosphere and new street skills will be mind-blowing!!


Photo Christoph Laue
  After the "Renner Pipe" there is a colorful fruit bowl.

Surely someone will try to gap this thing. The takeoff should take that someone directly to the moon. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  The "Fruit Bowl" actually looks more like a wall followed by small step down...

Photo Christoph Laue
  It would have been cool to see a timelapse of the various features coming together and getting painted...

Dirtjump district. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  After the ramps the riders head into the Dirt District which consists of a few 'small' jumps before riders head around the corner and into...

A mighty drop-in awaits the completion of the quite manly big air jumps in the final district. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  ...the Best Trick District! A mighty drop-in awaits the completion of the quite manly big air jumps, the roll in is accessed by an elevator inside city hall.

Photo Christoph Laue

A mighty drop-in awaits the completion of the quite manly big air jumps in the final district. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Photo Christoph Laue
  A little more perspective in the town square...

Photo Christoph Laue
  Brandon Semenuk

Cam Zink always caring about his fans. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  Cam Zink, taking time for his fans.

Mooooo. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Kyle Strait, Cam Zink

German rider Amir Kabbani on his first track walk chatting with young N rnberg fans. photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  German rider Amir Kabbani on his first track walk, chatting with young Nurnberg fans.

Photo Christoph Laue
  Course designer Aaron Chase explains the details to our man Lars.

N rnberg home of the Bratwurst photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me
  Nurnberg, home of the Bratwurst!


Red Bull District Ride will be live on Pinkbike!







55 Comments

  • 25 1
 Fucking eh! So pumped for this!
  • 11 1
 That is awesome! so cool for a historical city to get behind something like this I hope they pack out the streets
  • 7 1
 Can be sure at this point, but it seems the course will be really long! Can't wait
  • 6 1
 course looks amazing
  • 4 1
 I don't exactly get the idea behind this project though. Do they do different 'districts' over different days or specialise in one or do they all link up somehow? Cool idea though. Cool colours, colour scenery and cool features. Should be good
  • 1 1
 for shure cant wait to see some vids
  • 3 0
 Im calling Anthony picks up RedBull after this thing is done
  • 1 0
 It sucks that I moved from there 3 years ago. But I was there to see the last one they had, it was a GREAT event. Wish I could have been there for this one too.
  • 9 0
 Aaron Chase is a legend! What a course!
  • 1 1
 sincerily... the most complet and craziest event in long time
  • 6 1
 Going to be a rad contest, good luck to all the homies!! Kill it
  • 4 1
 It's gonna be cool to see Kyle Strait smash up the biggest jumps. I love Kyle Strait. Kyle Strait is awesome. Kyle Strait. Kyle Strait.
  • 4 0
 I like the random colours
  • 3 1
 there will be a live webcast (presented by t-mobile, one of the sponsors), from 14.55 till 17.15 (UTC+01:00) on redbulldistrictride.com
  • 3 1
 Will be live on Pinkbike now!
  • 4 0
 damn, vienna air king doesnt have shit on this
  • 1 1
 Pros and cons of both, atleast vienna air king requires consistency and skill to put a run together, where as here you can land sketchy in one part of the course and its not the end of the world
  • 2 1
 yeah true
  • 2 0
 there are alot of bmx riders i would like to see ride this course. Dennis Enarson would tear this to pieces. It's like the dew tour street, dirt, park events just combined.
  • 1 1
 I've only seen the Nike 6.0 vid and the last two X games highlights of Dennis Enarson. Where can I see him ride anything near this big? I know the course is smooth and could probably be ridden on a bmx but, ouch! I get severe pain in my wrists and ankles just doing 4ft stair gaps on a hard tail. I don't see how they are going to ride it on just 4inch travel bikes. Most of which only get probably half travel they are pumped up so stiff. I wonder if everyone will be on hardtails? I'm sure Pilgrim and Lacondeguy will be.
  • 1 1
 Dennis Ennerson doesn't even have brakes, he does oppo trucks as his banger trick. He would not tear this apart. Frankly I'm a little disheartened he managed to qualify for due tour.
  • 1 1
 dew***
  • 1 1
 I think you have the wrong Dennis Enarson. He normally runs a gyro. He does 360 triple whips, suicide double trucks, and superman seatgrab barspins. Silver medal for both x-games park and street as well as podiuming or winning consistently in all kinds of dew tours stops. He is a very well rounded rider. Choppertank if you`ve seen the 2 year old Nike 6.0 vid then you`ve also seen the tailwhip he does at the end of his segment down into that huge floodway. The drop in at the start looks like it would be nice to have suspension on but not necessary considering how smooth and steep looking the landing is not necessary. The jumps at the end are just smaller versions of an x-games big air ramp, hardly anything you need suspension for. Everything else is just street and park ramps and from what i`ve seen in these pics the course actually looks more suited to be ridden top to bottom on a little bike with some pegs on there.
  • 2 1
 and the people in this hood have the best seat in the house. I'm stoked to watch this
  • 2 1
 will there be i video? i sure hope so!
  • 2 1
 So glad to see the district ride back!
  • 1 1
 And what a way to end the FMB world tour... I am so excited to see how it all works out!
  • 1 1
 love how the drop in is accessed by a city hall elevator and the drop/quarter is of a castle wall
  • 1 1
 Lol did anyone else notice that car on the side of the roll-in in the 10th-last pic?
  • 2 1
 Yeahhh !!! I will be there !!!
  • 2 1
 This has Pilgrim written all over it.
  • 1 1
 They said they're streaming this right? If so, roughly, what time would it be around North America?
  • 2 1
 that's so badass
  • 2 1
 awsome tracks!!
  • 2 1
 that looks so exciting!
  • 1 1
 This is such a unique course, It will be good fun watching this
  • 1 1
 this is going to be mad cant wait for it
  • 1 1
 I think i should build a drop in like that in my backyard
  • 1 1
 mmm bratwurst my fave!!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 the course looks so sick !!!!!
  • 1 1
 Omfg im there right now and it's soo massive! Big Grin
  • 1 1
 this will be AMAZING!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 This is going to be soo sick!
  • 1 1
 Aaron Chase writing all over it!
  • 1 1
 HOLY GIANT BALLS!!!
  • 1 1
 aint that some shit
  • 1 1
 Sooo Pumped
  • 1 1
 Course of the year :O
  • 1 1
 Wurst und bier bitte!!!
  • 1 1
 RAD!
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