Video: Red Bull District Ride Course Build Right on Track

Sep 4, 2014
by rasoulution  

The Red Bull District Ride course builders have worked tirelessly at full throttle to finish this unique track on time. In just a few days they have changed Nuremberg’s old city into an amazing urban freeride course. “We’ve been working on the course for three weeks and have now one week to build it up in the city”, says Niko Bössl.

Track designer Aaron Chase guides us through the creative obstacles and gives some hints to what spectators can expect to witness on Saturday afternoon: “It’s the most spectacular mountain bike slopestyle course of the year!”

Track building of Red Bull District Ride in Nuernberg Germany on September 2nd 2014 Daniel Grund Red Bull Content Pool P-20140902-00271 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

On 6 September the course builders efforts will be appreciated by the world’s best mountain bike slopestylers. They will hit all five districts and piece together the best run possible. For one lucky rider, it will be enough to take the win at this FMB Diamond Series contest.

Track designer Aaron Chase right seen during the track building of Red Bull District Ride in Nuernberg Germany on September 2nd 2014 Daniel Grund Red Bull Content Pool P-20140902-00265 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

For those who won’t be able to watch the event on-site on Saturday there will be a live webcast from 03:00pm CEST / 06:00am PST / 09:00am EST at

Track building of Red Bull District Ride in Nuernberg Germany on September 2nd 2014 Daniel Grund Red Bull Content Pool P-20140902-00266 Usage for editorial use only Please go to for further information.

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  • 25 9
 Hey Chase!! Eat some damn food while you are there!! You getting skinny bro!!!
  • 38 5
 Didn't realize there were gradmas on pinkbike Big Grin
  • 13 36
flag whattheheel (Sep 4, 2014 at 16:07) (Below Threshold)
 What's a "gradma"?
  • 30 2
 @whattheheel “gradma" is obviously Grandmother, don’t be a dick about someones spelling mistake, go ride your bike.
  • 4 11
flag Weekendwarrior100 (Sep 4, 2014 at 20:32) (Below Threshold)
 Drugs!! " not even once"..
  • 6 19
flag whattheheel (Sep 4, 2014 at 20:44) (Below Threshold)
 @benreid. I rode this morning before work and the bike shop was slow. Chase is a personal friend that I have known for a while and feel I can give him a hard time. Jani-f*cka gave me a little grief. I cannot do the same? You no ride today and that's why you are fiest
  • 6 14
flag whattheheel (Sep 4, 2014 at 20:45) (Below Threshold)
 *fiesty* I swear I only had three beers tonight!
  • 4 10
flag harrisonscottson89 (Sep 4, 2014 at 20:59) (Below Threshold)
 @whattheheel, at least spell my name correctly mate?! I’ve ridden today, not that it matters. Chapeau sir, I’m glad you know Chase, Well done...
  • 4 9
flag whattheheel (Sep 4, 2014 at 21:03) (Below Threshold)
 I do apologize on misspelling your name. Hit submit then realized I misspelled and on mobile so no editing.
  • 6 5
 Probably he's on drugs.
  • 2 6
flag jani-fucka (Sep 5, 2014 at 6:36) (Below Threshold)
 Thank you @Benread and karma sure is a bitch when it comes to misspeling huh @whatthehell? No need to censor my name though, it's not pronounced anywhere near the "f*ck". Since it was my intention to just joke around a bit with fellow bikers, can we just forget this now? Big Grin
  • 5 7
 I was playing too jani. And pb auto censored your name not me. Have a good ride all!
  • 4 1
 wow, glad thats over.
  • 1 0
 @Bradjaymc me too! haha!
  • 2 5
 If you wouldn't be getting all skinny on me none of this would have happened!!
  • 2 2
 Kids hate you, WTH! Dang son.
  • 3 3
 I neg prop you.
  • 2 0
 It's always cringe worthy when the old people come out to play...
  • 2 2
 Thanks Haggis.
  • 1 0
 Lol, what a clusterfuck that became! 'Well.. that escalated quickly.'
  • 10 1
 Let's be real, if you were going to get anyone to build something like this you'd choose the Germans.
Not 100% convinced about the open loop yet but who knows... it could be entertaining.
  • 3 0
 I'd say come out of it low and hip it all the way over.
  • 2 0
 Logan Peat posted a vid of himself doing it on instagram
  • 7 1
 death to the open loop!!!
  • 9 0
 no floating wall rides... surprising
  • 8 0
  • 1 0
 Still wondering how that worked...
  • 12 3
 Another open loop! Didnt we learn anything from the Joyride course??
  • 5 1
 Correct me if i'm wrong but, wasn't that at Les 2 Alpes?
  • 9 0
 all i meant was that the riders liked the Joyride course. simple, flowy and big
  • 1 0
 Yes, it was in Le 2 alpes
  • 1 0
 I would love to see a rider ride past the open loop and give a nice middlefinger right into the camera.
  • 1 0
 OOOoooooo I see what you were saying now @rockyflowtbay
  • 7 0
 Dobbelganger - Jessie Pinkman lol But seriously thats what us fans like to see, a nice in depth course preview and commentary. Well done Pinkman, I mean Chase!
  • 7 1
 feels like an episode of The Amazing Race........
  • 6 0
 Nice job aaron!
  • 4 0
 I still don't even understand the course...
  • 4 0
 It's seems to be stop and start. No flow, not continuous. I'm hoping I'm seeing this wrong?
  • 1 0
 each rider has a full run top to bottom. no stop and go for every single district. ok, it takes about 30 seconds to get to the 4th floor of the city hall with the elevator but thats it.
  • 4 1
 Someone refresh my memory... this is a mountain bike course?
  • 9 0
 Nope, Slopestyle Comps left the Mountain long ago... Dirt == Mountain.

Inflammatory comment #1, there is more mountain in an XC Course than Slopestyle these days.

Not that it's a bad thing, for them to be commercially viable you need spectators in and around the features, not watching select parts of the course on a small screen ala DH or Enduro.

They ride mountain bikes though! (kind of)
  • 1 0
 I once saw a pov video of a run at district ride. There was like one drop followed by one feature and then the rider had to go at least 100 meters till the next feature. To get to the last feature the riders had to walk up the stairs of a hotel building just to get to the top. So technically the judges would have to give every single rider zero points on their flow.
  • 3 2
 seems lame they skimped out on thing like the quarter pipe and that rad street section of the last time!
  • 2 0
 Yeah Aaron! Course looks sick. Good luck this weekend.
  • 2 0
 Aaron Chase, nice work bro! solid.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Buddy!
  • 1 0
 So you get into an elevator mid run??? Wtf just krazy
  • 3 0
 They also have to stop at the mall for a yogenfruz and a faux piercing ....
  • 5 0
 Take a dump in the elevator to throw off the other competitors and get more air. Also so you don't shit your pants on that last jump.
  • 1 0
 im sure the rider will enjoy the elorvater
  • 1 0
 Great presenting job from Aaron.
  • 1 0
 sloooping style :-)
  • 1 0
 So much for flow
  • 3 4
 worst contest ever! A litte bit too hyped
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