Video: MTB Hopper Build a 6 Foot Sender to Storm Area 51

Sep 18, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

With more than 2 million people signed up on Facebook to storm Area 51 and "see them aliens" later this week, MTB Hopper decided to use their experience of building ramps to help out. While the original plan was for the attendees to Naruto run to dodge government bullets, the Lithuanian brand are suggesting that storming the military complex on mountain bikes might be better instead.

Despite the fact that Area 51 is a strict no-fly zone, the ramp will be six foot high and claimed to be able to launch riders 12 feet in the air, which is how big the brand have estimated the perimeter fence to be. The portable ramp, which MTB Hopper are calling ithe biggest ever in action sports, is said to take three minutes to erect from flat pack and requires two people to carry it.

bigquotesWe have decided to contribute to the movement in the name of the MTB community. The main idea of the movement is similar to ours, we break limits and rules. Gravity sport is a core part of our lives and that is why we have created a ramp so big, that you could jump through the fence of the Area 51.Karolis Liepuonius, CEO of MTB Hopper

We previously reviewed the smaller MTB Hopper Pro ramp and while we had a lot of fun in an impromptu long jump contest, we weren't sold on the weight or the cost. MTB Hopper are yet to release weights or prices for this ramp they have said it will require two people to carry it, meaning it's probably not that portable after all.

If storming government facilities on a downhill bike, jumping to the height of a two-story balcony, landing to flat and (hopefully) living to tell the tale sounds like your idea of a good time, you can find out more here.

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  • 62 2
 I would buy the fuck out of that.
  • 34 0
 I was the same until I saw the price - €2,500..
  • 10 2
 It should be come free with every Brooklyn Machine Works bike sold. #hucktoflataintdead
  • 2 1
 @vjunior21: Yo, man!. Those guys are rad, hope to see them back very soon. #BMWaintdead
  • 1 1
 @RoninXXX: Those guy you mean,, Doc left years ago. Don't hold your breath on a fresh new BMW unfortunately.
  • 2 2
 @holt1997: good stuff isn't cheap cheap stuff isn't good
  • 1 2
 @proxient: Did I mention I'm part of the original BMW crew. Wanksta track hahahaha.
  • 1 1
 @vjunior21: I’ll let Joe know.
  • 1 1
 @pinnityafairy: What about Chester pedals?
  • 47 0
 To get back outta Area 51 you'll need a handlebar basket to put the alien in, then send your biggest huck ever. Make sure Spielberg is there to film you passing in front of the moon. So stoked.
  • 1 0
  • 15 0
 Perfect for a lake jump...
  • 11 2
 I’ll take two.. one to land on.
  • 7 0
 Just land on the top of your roof. Step up jumps are the best yo
  • 5 0
 Wouldn't the government already have dug a landing ramp or foam pit over there? You know, to attract aliens with engine failure looking for a safe spot for an emergency landing. These make perfect landing spots for mountainbikers too.

My trails have landing spots too but they're strictly non e-saucer. I'm cool with rocket propellant though, but not on dry days.
  • 9 3
 i think an ebike would be best suited for this
  • 1 0
 obviously it's much more than a bunch of 2x4s and sheathing. at my local supplier (gennet lumber) the baltic birch ply runs 80$ a sheet for 5 x 5 x 3/4". and all the parts are CNCd. good luck duplicating that in your backyard with a circ saw and a framing gun...
  • 4 1
 Build my own. The joy of being a carpenter I may be poor but I can knock a ramp together.
  • 1 1
 have you?
  • 3 1
 Nobody has a Home Depot in town or what? 2x4s are a hell of a lot cheaper and sounds like it would be just as portable w/ a two man team carrying
  • 11 0
 But if it's not collapsible, mom yells at you to get it out of her driveway.
  • 7 0
 @masonstevens: come on Mom let me send it up onto the roof
  • 3 0
 Yeah i am gonna need a big foam pit before i try that bad boy!!!
  • 7 0
 Don't worry, E.T. will take care of that
  • 2 0
 Hopefully you can disassemble it in sections so you can have smaller jumps to start out on.
  • 2 0
 I have a mtb hopper pro and with ease, you can so you can work up the the biggest parts and you can do the big boy mountain bicycle hops
  • 1 0
 @ajaypate1: Siiiiick I might have to grab one
  • 1 0
 @zaalrottunda: it's expensive but it's really high quality
  • 1 0
 Cement blocks n a bit of wood from the building site , sure why would you waste your hard earned cash on such a thing #keepitsimple
  • 1 0
 Have you not seen Napoleon Dynamite??
  • 1 0
 So cool, just make sure your suspension is not locked out, I hate it when that happens. Lol
  • 1 0
 stumps with doors from trash from your street area work as good as that sh*t
  • 2 0
 *For legal reasons this is a joke
  • 1 0
 With your $25,000 fine, you can then sell off every bike related item you own and pick up litter for 1,000 hrs!
  • 3 2
 Bruh, this is dude is smarter than the guys in Area 51.
  • 1 0
 So funny and dumb ! And the sound design of your vid, so cool
  • 1 0
 That's the best none April's Fool
  • 1 0
 obviously a joke, but in this day and age, who knows LOL
  • 1 0
 Not a bad marketing pitch
  • 1 0
 I freaking laughed. "Here's our genius design mastermind"
  • 1 0
 US Gov. wouldn't need more than a baseball bat to sort that out.
  • 1 0
 You had me at Huck to flat Smile
  • 1 0
 I want to see a high jump competition on this: DH vs dirt jump vs BMX.
  • 1 0
 Next will be the 30 ft ramp to get over the southern border !
  • 1 0
 fuck yeah
  • 1 0
 Held together with rope?
  • 1 0
 Ship one to Sam Pilgrim.
  • 1 3
 Area 51 is so Top Secret, that we all know where it is
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