Video: Riverrock Freeride Highlights

Jun 5, 2019 at 6:59
by Jeff Dowhen  
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Take a look at what ripped down Brown's Island in Richmond Virginia! Riverrock's freeride MTB and BMX contest showed us TRIPLE no-foot-can-can backflips, stylish 360 toboggans and double-flips amid slack-liners, rock-climbers and dock-diving-dogs!

Riders traveled from California, Michigan, and up the East Coast for a roster consisting of X Games athletes to hopeful up-and-comers. Lots of courses lean towards either slope or park these days, but to barrel through trees and off flat drops down a winding path tastefully decorated by big 6 foot lips and 12-foot landings made for a trail no two riders saw the same.

In his final run, the crowd and judges rallied behind Brayden Barrett-Hay, with 5 solid moves of the 6 trick-able features on the course. Luckily for Robbie Armour the Best Trick contest was practically built for him, delivering us banger after banger ultimately taking the win with the decade backflip (not filmed) and a clean double flip (filmed).

11 years running, drop in May 2020 at the next Riverrock!

Best Trick
1. Robbie Armour - Decade backflip

Freeride Contest
1. Brayden Barrett-Hay
2. Robbie Armour
3. Case Taylor
4. Spencer Lonegan
5. Barry Nobles
6. Billy Genett
7. Mike Askew
8. Travis Morris
9. Dylan Jones
10. Nathan Steere

Contest organized by Dominion Energy Riverrock, Sports Backers, and Global Action Sports Solutions.


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 Dominion dumps coal ash in the James.
  • 4 0
 Not to mention they want to destroy a good chunk of the GWNF for their ridiculous pipeline.
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 @mwjetta: unfortunately I believe they have already been successful. I know they've had to halt progress several times due to court orders because, surprise surprise, they are rushing the project and breaking the environmental regulations they agreed to adhere to in the process. But the pipeline paths through old growth forest, which cross the peaks of the mountains, no less, have already been cleared.

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