Rampage is an invite only free ride mountain bike event held in Zion National Park, Virgin Utah. It first began in 2001-04 until it was cancelled due to the increasing risk competitors were taking. After a three year hiatus, Rampage returned in 2008 and this years will mark the 12th edition of this insane event.
Riders turn up with a 2-person build crew and are welcome to the event site for three days of strictly building and then four additional days with their bikes in advance to carve out their lines in preparation for one of the biggest tests of skill, nerve and guts in the world.
I was invited along in 2010 to document the event for RedBull, my initial impression of Rampage is its not just any competition, these guys are like a brotherhood! Although they are competing, they build together, party together and ride together….huge respect to the guys riding the ridge at rampage!