Video: Samantha Soriano Rides in Utah with Ethan Nell, DJ Brandt & Reed Boggs in 'Road to Formation, Ep. 2'

May 19, 2021
by Canyon  

Preparing for her first appearance at Red Bull Formation—the women's freeride mountain bike event taking place May 24 to June 1 on the 2015 Red Bull Rampage venue—Samantha Soriano is headed to Southern Utah...

In episode #2 (above) of this three-part series, watch Soriano, the 2018 U.S. Downhill National Champ, as she attempts to ride some of the world’s most demanding mountain bike terrain with her peers—three former Red Bull Rampage competitors—looking on, providing guidance and encouragement.


On riding with Rampage competitors:

Samantha Soriano: Truthfully it’s a little intimidating riding with guys who have such an established name in freeride, but they all support my future in freeride and development as a rider.
bigquotesOne of the greatest benefits of riding with Ethan, DJ, and Reed is having the opportunity to learn from their successes without repeating the consequences of their failures.Samantha Soriano


On riding Rampage-contest terrain:

The raw magnitude of terrain in Virgin, Utah, attracted me to riding there. But after a couple of trips, it quickly exceeded my expectations. There will never be a chairlift, or trail crew, and you’ll never finish a day without being exhausted from hiking.

bigquotesThe most unique thing about Virgin is its timelessness—it’s ever changing, but somehow stays the same.Samantha Soriano

Produced by: Taylor Sage
Photos by: Peter Jamison, Taylor Sage
With support from: Canyon USA
Featuring: Samantha Soriano


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 I’m so excited that the rad women get a chance to showcase their skills, talents and general badassery.
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 That Was Pretty Freak'n Sick... Would love to do that!
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 Super cool to see the progression into these massive features. Keep up the videos and keep killing the game Sam!
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 Impressive to see how scary and hard it really is to hit this stuff....keep up these progression videos they are great!
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 Glad to see women in the freeride side of mountain biking. Full send
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 Frickin awesome.
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 So rad! She killiin it!
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 So rad! Can't wait to watch more
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