Announced: Red Bull District Ride Invited Athletes

Aug 26, 2014
by rasoulution  
Nuremberg is getting ready! The course set up preparations for Red Bull District Ride on 6 September 2014 are now complete. The rider line-up is also confirmed. The start list includes the world's best freeriders and slopestylers – from rising young talents like Louis Reboul (FRA) to bike legends such as the triple Red Bull Joyride winner Brandon Semenuk (CAN). They are all eager to throw down their sickest tricks at the last European stop of the FMB Diamond Series in front of the 55,000 spectators. The riders will also battle for crucial points in order to secure the FMB World Championship title. Can Anthony Messere (CAN), who is currently on the top of the ranking, hold his position or will he lose it against his most dangerous rival, Brandon Semenuk? "Spectacular obstacles in the middle of Nuremberg’s beautiful old town scenery – Red Bull District Ride is simply unique. The riders who have started at this event before, are looking forward to coming back and for the newbies it’s an honor to be there." says sports director, Tarek Rasouli.

Brandon Semenuk celebrating his third win at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler BC Canada on August 16 2014. Mason Mashon Red Bull Content Pool P-20140817-00130 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

One event, five districts, 24 riders – the new edition of Red Bull District Ride brings the "Who's Who" of the freeride scene together. Athletes from eleven countries will travel to the Franconian metropolis to conquer the urban course. Among them are well-known European faces, such as Germany's best slopestyle rider Peter Henke, as well as an entire armada from overseas. As much as seven Canadian and two American riders will be looking to show off their awesome bike skills in front of the live German audience. New comers like Nicholi Rogatkin and Tomas Lemoine will be there to challenge old-dawgs, like Darren Berrecloth and Cam Zink, who recently beat the world record with the biggest backflip on a bike of all times. With such a stacked rider line-up, the trick level will be off the chart!

Nicholi Rogatkin performs in Best Trick at Crankworx in Whistler BC Canada on August 15th 2013. Mason Mashon Red Bull Content Pool P-20130822-00007 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

The 24 riders will battle for their qualifying spots on Friday, 5 September. Shortly after, on the same afternoon, the Telekom Best Trick contest will go down, followed by a signing session with the Red Bull athletes. On Saturday, 6 September, Nuremberg will be heated up by an expected 55,000 excited fans during the finals. Who will make it through Aaron Chase’s challenging course and land on the podium? At 11:00am the athletes will ride in the second round of the qualifying from which only 12 will proceed into the finals. The highlight of the weekend in the majestic setting of the historical town will start at 03:00pm.

Anthony Messere performs at the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg Germany on September 10th 2011 Andreas Schaad Red Bull Content Pool P-20120229-00094 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

To ensure that everything is above board, six judges will score the performance of the riders throughout the five districts. In addition there will be a head judge who oversees the scoring of the six judges and makes sure, that consistency, fairness and impartiality are maintained throughout the contest. Due to the long track the six judges will be split into three teams.

Here is the current line-up for Red Bull District Ride:

Red Bull District Ride Athletes

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  • 31 4
 Shoutout to all the Canadian boys invited.
  • 21 1
 did sam pilgrim take the year off or something? im pretty sure he is not injured
  • 43 9
 Probably didn't get invited after wasting everyone's time in whislter
  • 4 4
 your comments rock Big Grin
  • 11 4
 It's like he thinks he doesn't have to prove anything since he won the world tour even tho everyone else was hurt an semenuk didn't go in it the year he won
  • 12 0
 On his Facebook he said something about his "head wasn't in the right place", whatever that means, and that he would not be competing this year in any events.
  • 6 1
 i think this is kinda a dick move, hes probly just having fun and doing hus thing, sort of like semenuk when he decided he was only doing diamond events and making a movie... sam is just on a different path or something i guess ...
  • 19 3
 its not really fair saying hes wasting everyones time... he said that his head isnt in the right place and hes having mental blanks at contests, so its fair enough not competing. if youre not 100% theres a big chance you could come of injured, so fair play to sam on that.
  • 3 22
flag cooner666 (Aug 26, 2014 at 18:02) (Below Threshold)
 real athletes go out and perform no matter the circumstances
  • 12 1
 Yeah I am sure his head wasn't in the right place after we saw him out absolutely smashing drinks in clubs in whistler the whole week before joyride, the bloke has skills on a bike but is a tool in my opinion.
  • 2 1
 over party after last year winning FMBWT.. simply not be able to maintain his top performance
  • 1 0
 He's not feeling confident on his bike so isn't ridding many comps
  • 17 0
 Awesome to see Carson get the invite
  • 14 2
 I'm calling a Canadian sweep. Semenuk or rfeeder 1/2 then messere or Peat 3/4
  • 2 1
 all canucks podium
  • 2 1
 Genon, Yannick, Godziek, Thealander and Reynolds are all good contenders for 3rd though!
  • 3 0
 Logan peat will kill it in the street district for sure
  • 1 1
 louis reboul has got to win it, the event was basically named after him...
  • 9 0
 can`t wait to see Lukas Knopf getting wild
  • 6 0
 yessss Storch in the mix! cant wait to seee what he can pull off!
  • 1 0
 Hope he kills it!
  • 5 0
 Yeah Carson!! Get it buddy!
  • 3 0
 That's a lot of Canadians
  • 4 0
 wheres cam mcaul?
  • 4 2
 was that Brandon smiling in the first picture?!
  • 21 0
 stunt double. he doesn't do his own photo ops, too dangerous.
  • 2 0
 garrett's gonna make a name for himself at this.....
  • 3 1
 I would have thought Soderstrom would be on the list.
  • 1 0
 Broken foot from City8 in quebec
  • 1 0
 g rob!!!
  • 3 5
 No Aggy?? Weak.
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