Video: The Full 26-Minute Red Bull Formation Documentary

Oct 7, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

Dubbed a “progression session”, Red Bull Formation took place from May 24th – June 1st in Southern Utah and featured eight of the top riders in the world – Hannah Bergemann, Camila Nogueira, Casey Brown, Chelsea Kimball, Jess Blewitt, Sam Soriano, Vaea Verbeeck, and Vinny Armstrong – who propelled the women’s field of the sport forward. Relive all the anticipation, intensity, and non-stop action in this 26 minute documentary.

bigquotesIf you follow any of the riders and Red Bull Formation hashtags on social media, you probably got a solid peek into all things Formation, but there is a lot more to the story. 2021 saw the most spectacular women’s freeride mountain biking that we’ve seen to date, and we’re excited to show the process from start to finish in this full-length documentary.Katie Holden, a Red Bull Formation founding organizer

The week-long event saw athletes scout the mountain, sculpt their lines and shred top-to-bottom runs on one of the most challenging, yet iconic freeride venues in the world. The event consisted of three dig days, where the riders carved out their ideal line on the mountain; one rest day, where they found community in each other and the industry mentors; and three ride days, where the mountain was host to the some of the gnarliest women’s freeriding seen to date. Each ride day the athletes chipped away at pieces of their lines, hoping to bring it all together in a top-to-bottom run on the final day.

bigquotesFormation is such an incredible event that really kickstarted a movement in women's freeride. I'm excited for everyone to get to see into the world of freeride and witness the behind-the-scenes hard work and progression from the event.Red Bull athlete Hannah Bergemann

Bergemann received the Evolution in Action Award during the session, presented by event sponsor Arc’teryx. The award, which was voted on by each of the participants, was given to the person who best represents the values and spirit of Red Bull Formation.

Thumbnail photo by: Catherine Aeppel / Red Bull

See all of our Red Bull Formation coverage here.

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  • 16 2
 Such an awesome event!! It would definitely be nice to see more women's competitions in MTB. Hopefully support for this and other events like it will continue to increase.
  • 10 4
There could definitely be a women's category in Rampage now. These ladies are KILLING it! Wow.
  • 9 5
 As much as I'd like to see that, I believe it is still a bit too soon... The guys already need to "fight" each other to get their lines sorted, imagine if you doubled the contestant numbers over night (remember what happened a few years ago when Rampage was a FMB event?). Giving the girls a safe, non competitive environment to grow and gain the confidence needed is the way to go, IMO. What I'd like to see though, was a bit more coverage from Formation. It always seems to fly a bit under the radar, especially to non gravity oriented bikers or other sports entusiasts, something that doesn't easily happen with Rampage.
  • 3 12
flag Intense4life (Oct 7, 2021 at 14:19) (Below Threshold)
 powder puff. long way to go.
  • 4 3
 Yeah man! How can women validate their riding without competing alongside men at the same event? Women having their own event, all the media attention on them is bad. We need them to share it with men so they get the lack of attention they deserve!!

Also as we all know, Rampage needs MORE people competing at the same venue. It worked out so well last time... oh wait.

Male SJWs in action, LOL
  • 4 0
 Great stuff. I love to see women shedding but i hate to see them crash. Hannah Bergemann had a huge get off. Wow so much guts to go that hard and super lucky. watch her at 13.42.
  • 5 0
 This is awesome and bringing women into the sport only grows the sport which benefits everyone.
  • 7 1
 Fucking SENDS!!!
  • 3 0
 Check out HB’s POV on her Instagram
  • 5 1
 That was the best
  • 3 15
flag Intense4life (Oct 7, 2021 at 14:17) (Below Threshold)
 no it wasn't.
  • 5 1
 @Intense4life: love the positivity
  • 1 7
flag Intense4life (Oct 7, 2021 at 14:21) (Below Threshold)
 @GotchaJimmy: super positive. just a decade or so to early.
  • 3 0
 @Intense4life: you couldn’t do any of those drops that they did… ever
  • 1 1
 @enduroNZ: lol…ok. Go finish your homework.
  • 3 0
 this is so fresh.
  • 1 0
 Damn! That was some excellent riding. Would love to see more of this progression. Keep it coming Pinkbike.
  • 3 1
 It’s 26 for a reason!
  • 3 1
 Wheres my MOM ?
  • 1 0
 I’m here your tea is ready come home or I’ll spank your botty
  • 1 1
 She left a few minutes ago…finally
  • 1 0
 Those ladies has huge balls.
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