Podcast: Todd Barber Talks Rampage, Proving Grounds, Getting Into Event Management & More

Aug 22, 2019 at 14:02
by Mike Powell  

Todd Barber is an events guy. He's spent his life being the man behind the scenes for more than 100 events and he’s known for being the guy who helped concept and deliver the best action sports event of our time, Red Bull Rampage. On the podcast we talk about coming up on snow, getting into events and of course, a lot of talk about the ins and outs of Rampage and his new qualifier event. It’s a business episode and another good one.

Todd Barber Show Notes:

1:15: Whistler and his Proving Grounds event
9:00: Rampage site options, coming up in California, and music
13:00: University of Colorado, early jobs with the Dali Lama and meeting Redbull
18:15: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30
Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up
20:00: Making his way in freeride, Rampage ideation, and planning for pain.
28:00: Rampage Hiatus, finding a new spot, and building featured
33:30: Prize money and H5 Events
38:15: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone
40:00: The Barge Trilogy, The FMB, and money
51:00: Inappropriate Questions

The brains of it all Todd Barber. After 10 Rampage events he knows how to make this thing tick.


  • 11 4
 Are you going to organise re vegetating that proving grounds site?
  • 7 1
 Yeah, they're replanting it with all the invasive juniper right as we speak because the Pinkbike kids threw a tantrum.
  • 6 2
 Funny that everyone gets bothered when they see trees chopped down for a course on private property but could care less about heavy equipment in the desert on public land zones. An era of freeride that YOU created cause you want to see a cool trick instead of raw untamed bike control on gnarly terrain.
  • 4 3
 Also if you support the fest serries, or any bike park with flow trails you should definitely petition about your trees that you want to keep.
  • 3 1
 Earth exists solely for human exploitation, doesn't it?
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  • 2 1
 Love Rampage and thanks for the great podcast. Now to wait a few minutes for all the Rampage bitching.........
  • 3 1
 "just wanted you to knowww that treeeees"
  • 2 0
 Thank You Todd!!
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