Red Bull Formation is back and it's going to be bigger and better. Katie Lozancich photo.
The most highly anticipated women’s freeride mountain bike event is returning to the Utah desert on May 24th-31st. Following in the same format as the first Formation back in 2019, the event will be a big-mountain progression session, bringing together the industry’s most promising talent to push women’s freeride onwards. The event’s goal is to further develop the women’s freeride scene, and spotlight existing and new athletes through storytelling.
Who are you most excited to watch this year? Vinny Armstrong won us over with her whips in 2019. Katie Lozancich photo.
This year we’ll be seeing a mixture of familiar and new faces. Returning from the 2019 event are riders Hannah Bergemann, Vaea Verbeeck, Veronique Sandler, and Vinny Armstrong. Joining them will be newcomers Casey Brown, Jess Blewitt, Sam Soriano, and Chelsea Kimball. Camila Nogueira and Alma Wiggberg are the alternate riders. This year the event will be held at the 2008 Red Bull Rampage venue and will consist of three dig days, one rest day, and three ride days. Given the immense success of the first event, we can’t wait to see how these athletes turn things up for this year. Let the countdown begin!
A view of Hoff's Bikesmith, Jackson Hole, WY. The mechanics here welcomed me easily and it was especially at Hoff's I found myself missing working in a bike shop. Izzy Lidsky photo. In November of 2020, I took my old commuter bike from college for a ride on the park road in Grand Teton National Park. All the singletrack trails here in Jackson were too snowy and muddy to ride already so for one last two-wheeled hurrah, I decided this was the best option before setting my bikes aside for
A long time leader in mountain biking shoes and apparel, Five Ten shared some exciting news about their 2021 shoes. The brand has partnered with the ocean plastic recycling company Parley to bring the more sustainable material as well as recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton to their shoes. Two of Five Ten's most popular bike shoes, the Freerider and Freerider Pro flat-pedal bike shoes have been redesigned to incorporate these new materials. Five Ten's parent company Adidas has
This past weekend 60 young competitors from all over the world flocked to Switzerland to compete at the Freeride Junior World Championships. For the first time ever, the junior competition was held in Verbier—the home of the iconic Verbier Xtreme—giving the young senders their first taste of the area’s impressive terrain. The event was hosted on the face of Mont de Cion, featuring about 1400 feet of vertical drop and a variety of features to hit. The athletes bought the heat to the