2012 Red Bull Final Descent Series

May 15, 2012 at 21:30
by Long Nguyen  

Red Bull Final Descent 2011 Angel Fire NM

--Three Stops, 36 Hours of Intense Downhill Action, and $15,000 in Prizes --

WHO: Solo, Duo and Team riders, competing in Pro & Expert divisions, will push the limits in this 12-hour MTB downhill challenge. Riders can enter one event or ride all three stops in the series. Riders are expected from across the country.

Red Bull Final Decent

WHAT: The 4th annual Red Bull Final Descent series, a mountain biking challenge that pushes riders to the brink and back, over some of the most technically challenging terrain in North America, returns in 2012 with more riders, more competition, and more mountain.

The format of the event is simple: riders can choose from courses of varying difficulty; after 12 uninterrupted hours of extreme mountain riding, the competitor in each division with the most laps wins.

Each stop in the series offers a $5,000 cash purse for the Pro Divisions and gear from industry partners Oakely, Fox, Troy Lee and 5.10 Shoes for the Expert Divisions. The overall series winners—the male and female rider who posts the most laps (by distance) combined for all events—takes home an additional $500 and ultimate end-of-season bragging rights.

The Red Bull Final Descent started as “The Burner,” a 12-hour downhill mountain bike endurance race at Angel Fire and has blossomed into a competitive downhill series. For the fourth year in a row it has pushed downhill mountain bike riders to their limits.

Riders can register online through race weekend at www.active.com (search Red Bull Final Descent). Registration opens May 1st, 2012. All stops have a 200 rider cap so register early.


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: Saturday, August 11, 2012
3395 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY
7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Winter Park: Saturday, September 9, 2012
85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO
7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Angel Fire Resort: Saturday, September 29, 2012
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Red Bull Final Descent 2011 Angel Fire NM
Red Bull Final Descent 2011 Angel Fire NM
Red Bull Final Descent 2011 Angel Fire NM

For media inquiries, please contact Mike Taylor (505) 400-2756; mike.taylor@us.redbull.com, or Casey Thompson at (214) 674-9127; casey.thompson@us.redbull.com.

For event information, please visit www.redbullusa.com/finaldescent.

Join the conversation: Search “Red Bull Final Descent” on Facebook or #FinalDescent on Twitter.
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  • + 8
 how come none of this stuff ever happens at mammoth?
  • + 1
 Damn I wish there was things like this in the UK, health and safety probably wouldn't allow it anyway unless we wore hi vis jackets adn bubble wrapped our bikes lol my local area even tried to remove jumps from the mx track because they were 'too dangerous'
  • + 3
 redbull hold the best events on the planet .. x games, rampage, this ... theyre off the chaaiinn
  • + 7
 You're right. They're contests are amazing. They prop up so many action sports and their athletes. I hope they do it for more reasons than to just pedal their poison. It's P O I S O N.
  • + 11
 i think if your sponsored by redbull in any sport .. you've made it
  • + 1
 ESPN owns X Games. But Red Bull puts on tons of awesome events for sure.
  • + 3
 Winter Park, CO. Nice!
  • + 1
 Such a sick event, 32 laps was the winner at Angel Fire last year!
  • + 1
 thats sweet

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