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