Proving Grounds Adds Rising Talent to Rider List, Tickets Go On Sale July 28th

Jul 27, 2021 at 15:26
by Sarah Moore  

Two young guns have been added to the rider list for Proving Grounds on the women’s side, Oregon’s Brooke Anderson and BC’s Gracey Hemstreet. The September 10th-11th event will feature the world's top men and women pro athletes as well as these up and comers.

bigquotesThe format blurs the lines between Big Mountain and Slopestyle, and the course is custom-built to allow athletes to choose their line from multiple options that suit their skill, style, and strengths. The goal of Proving Grounds is to create a new event format for the sport of Freeride and provide a media hub for the athletes, sport and industry to showcase this dynamic sport to a broader audience.Proving Grounds

The weekend will include two days of competition; with Friday afternoon men and women's Jump Jam, Saturday Proving Grounds competition, two nights of camping, music, product demos, food trucks, 10 Barrel Beer Garden and more.

Tickets for Proving Grounds go on sale tomorrow. You can purchase them here.


Friday 9/10
• 1PM - Camping open to ticketed campers + Athlete practice - Proving Grounds Course
• 4 to 6pm - Jump Jam - best trick - men and women**
**Open to ticketed campers only - no individual tickets will be sold due to venue restrictions

Saturday 9/11 (Single day tickets will be available)
• 9 AM - Doors Open Athlete Practice
• 10 AM - Run 1 - women + Run 1 - men
• 1 PM - Run 2 - women + Run 2 - men
• 4 PM - Awards


Saturday Sept 11 - $20 pre-sale $25 onsite (single day)

3-Day camping pass (includes event entry) Friday Sept 9th - 1pm to Sunday Sept 11th - Noon
• Each individual must purchase - $95
• Vehicle pass - each group must purchase one for vehicle - no walk ins
• Camping includes exclusive parking and access to the Friday afternoon Jump Jam, Saturday Proving Grounds, camping goody bag from partners and other surprises to be announced closer to the event.
• Includes basic camp services - water and portable toilets will be available
• (1) One Vehicle per campsite
• No more than 6 people per campsite
• No open fires allowed
• Dogs must be on leash at all times - limit of 2 per campsite
• No firearms, fireworks or weapons of any kind
• No Motorcycles, ATV’s or golf carts allowed
• No Drones

• Casey Brown
• Hannah Bergman
• Sam Soriano
• Cami Nogueira
• Vaea Verbeeck
• Harriet Burbidge-Smith
• Ming Goetz
• Gracey Hemstreet
• Brooke Anderson
• Carson Storch
• Ethan Nell
• Tom Van Steenbergen
• Remy Metailler
• Cam Zink
• Kyle Strait
• Johny Salido
• Adolf Silva
• Antoine Bizet
• Jaxson Riddle
• Louis Reboul
• Nicholi Rogatkin
• Redd Boggs
• Reece Wallace
• Billy Meaclam
• William Robert
• Bienve Aquado Alba
• DJ Brandt
• Alex Volokhov
• Clemens Kaudela
• Damon Iwanaga
• Dylan Stark
• Paul Genovese
• Tom Isted

Proving Grounds is supported by: Five Ten/Adidas, Jenson USA, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., YT Industries, FOX Racing, Shimano, Poc Sports, Smartwool Sox, Muc-off, Picky Bar, Laird Super Food & MTB Hopper.

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  • 31 1
 I am keen to see Dylan Stark throw down, he is insane on a bike and I would love to see him at rampage
  • 8 0
 Dylan for sure throws down hard and tricks come heavy hucks so massive props to the dude. I haven't seen him ride much big mountain which requires impeccable bike handling, handling that is required at Rampage or you can get seriously hurt. That being said, I'm excited for him to blow our minds in that category if he earns the chance too!
  • 23 1
 Ahh yes, my favorite riders Redd Boggs, Billy Meaclam, and Bienve Aquado Alba. Off-brand/aquatic versions of Reed Boggs, Billy Meaclem and Bienve Aguado.
  • 4 0
 These are the kind of comments I come to this website for. Thank you.
  • 1 5
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Jul 28, 2021 at 22:20) (Below Threshold)
 No Fairclaugh and no Semenuk, may as well cancel it and just wait for Rampage.
  • 4 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Why would Semenuk be at proving grounds?
  • 9 3
 What’s with all the article titles withholding names now? This one just refers to the riders as rising talent. The Olympic articles just refer to the rider as Olympic champion. The titles just read very weird now.
  • 9 0
 The Olympics articles are written for that to avoid spoiling race results for those who watch replays.
  • 8 2
 @Angu58: Or maybe things are just transitioning to clickbait titles
  • 7 1
 @bikesandfun: They just have a corporate standard for titles at Outside Wink
  • 7 0
 Wow Reece goes straight from commentating on hardline to competing in proving grounds! What a guy!
  • 4 0
 This is going to turn into something. Very cool. 2019 was a blast with Black Sage being there too. Bummer the events aren't together anymore. Highlight was my little boys getting to meet Jordi and Casey for a bit just before Jordi passed. The kiddos getting to casually hangout, high five with the legends was pretty incredible. Cheers to Cam and Tyler for being nothing but cool with the kids too. What a great scene, Sept cant come soon enough. Stoked for the ladies side of this too...what a crew!!! Let's hope Tyler, Kyle and Vorheis are around a bunch too!
  • 1 0
 Loved Black Sage Fest. I got to meet my hero, Jordie, as well. Absolutely rad dude. RIP. All riders were so approachable, and just stoked to be riding and cheered by fans of all ages.
  • 6 0
 Yo! Brooke and Gracey!! So sick to see them invited. I can't wait to see what they bring to the event
  • 4 0
 Absolutely LOVE seeing more and more women getting into the more extreme end of the cycling world!
  • 2 0
 Announcement of the Women's Two Young guns - BEST thing I read on the Interweb!! YES!!! WOOP WOOP!!
  • 1 0
 It'd be sweet to see a kids line/portion included in this in the future too. There are so many freaky talented 10yros out there. cheers
  • 1 0
 wait a minute, if there's women on the list then will we see the first woman to ride Rampage later this year?
  • 1 0
 Proving Grounds is no longer a Rampage qualifying event.
  • 1 3
 VanDork- They already have a women's Rampage event.....
  • 2 0
 @scott-townes: did they? cause if you're talking about formation, then you're mistaken.

there should be a women's division of the Rampage competition. Id watch it for sure. all the women on this roster are impressive and skilled riders.
  • 2 0
 @deepstrut: Yeah, I guess riding in a judged format on lines you create in Virgin is nothing like Rampage....

If you've been paying attention to Rampage and Formation, you'd know why women have their own event instead of their own division at rampage.
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  • 2 0
 Would love to see Isted at Rampage
  • 1 0
 You can get tickets now! Go get em! So excited for this event!!
  • 2 0
 Where is emil
  • 1 0
 Seriously. Maybe he is on the alternate list.
  • 2 0
 @noakeabean: yes, hopefully. It seems like if you were to have a downill bike slopestyle competition, you would invite the best slopestyler out there rn
  • 1 0
 Yeah bummer to miss him!! He was there in 2019.
  • 1 0
 Where is Andreu Lacondeguy?
  • 2 1
 No fires, no farting, no golf carts, no firearms = no fun
  • 2 0
 You want fun? Florideah Swampfest. BMX, Fire, Beer, Mahem,

And there are tons of videos of it. It's nuts. I'd like to see them approach the UCI to get it regulated.
  • 1 0
 @DarrellW: Already here, cheers!
  • 1 0
 It's REED... not Redd.
  • 2 2
 Kade and Kaos ?
  • 1 0
 DH Worldcup :-) 4. - 5. September: (DH/XCO/XCC) Lenzerheide, Schweiz
14. - 15. September: (DH) Snowshoe (1), USA
  • 1 0
 They have still race to do in Snowshoe??? Maybe high risk of injury for team???

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