I reported this Red Bull event at Oskar Blues’ REEB Ranch a couple of weeks back. Now here’s the press release with more detail:
Red Bull Dreamline is back for its third year this fall just south of Asheville, NC, at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, with a bigger course, bold athlete list and some of the most challenging jumps seen in BMX history. On October 10-11, 2014, the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be converted into a dream downhill BMX dirt course, with bigger jumps than last year from top to bottom.
Conceived by pro athlete Anthony Napolitan, Red Bull Dreamline is a way to showcase the best of dirt riding, by the riders, for the riders. Given six weeks and the freedom to develop concept into course, builder Adam Aloise promises to groom a next level dirt playground. While some elements will be under wraps until riders arrive on site, the course guarantees to be the most challenging to date, including 10 jumps, with the largest sending athletes up to 35 feet in the air.
The jam session format of the contest has been developed to benefit the riders. The contest has invited 28 riders, who will be joined by four alternates selected during the practice sessions. The 32 riders will compete in two heats of 16 in the qualifiers. When the athletes are not competing in a heat, they will be judging their fellow riders. The top six from each heat will move on to Saturday’s final and will be judged by a randomly drawn group of non-qualifying riders from Friday.
“Red Bull Dreamline is an event that BMX riders can show up to, ride, have a great time, progress, and feel completely comfortable without the pressures of a normal contest setting. We’re excited to head east where dirt BMX was born,” says creator Anthony Napolitan. The contest shines a light on what BMXers enjoy most about riding – the freedom of pushing the limits with their friends, on a course that has no rules or constraints.
Zak Earley – REEB Cycles
Visit www.redbull.com/dreamline for updates and join the conversation: @redbullNC #dreamline.
Fans can tune-in to NBC on Saturday, November 8 at 5 pm ET to watch the full-length broadcast of Red Bull Dreamline, presented by Dodge Dart in partnership with GoPro and Polaris RZR. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports event series in the world, featuring snowboarding, free skiing, surfing, motocross, off-road truck racing, mountain biking, BMX and enduro competition. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.
The rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be converted? Wow.