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.
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