While events surrounding the 2013 XTERRA World Championship are already underway here on Maui, a little further away the Red Bull Rampage competition took place in Southern Utah a few weeks ago. As always, Red Bull captured plenty of videos from the event and is already sharing a few for mountain biker riders to enjoy. Watch the first two time winner in this 5 minute Best of Rampage 2013 bike video and then let us know if the footage of the biggest backflip in history changed your impression of what you thought could be done on a mountain bike:
Still not impressed? OK. As would be expected, a few of the riders attached GoPro cams to their bike helmets. Watch Kelly McGarry's ride to see why it was good enough to win the Silver Medal with a flip over a 72 foot long canyon gap (at 1:14):
Catch more of the event when it airs on NBC on Dec 21st as part of the Redbull Signature Series. What do you think? Use the comments below to let us know if you would do those jumps?
On Maui for the 2013 XTERRA World Championship at Kapalua? Review our XTERRA Tips for advice on parking and more info. Look for us onsite at the races in Kapalua all weekend with our satellite bike shop ready to help with bike adjustments, bike repairs and more! Have a great race and stop by to say hello at XTERRA! Or, stop by the Lahaina bicycle store for jerseys and other bike gear or to get advice about where to ride on Maui.
Need a bike rental on Maui? Pick a bike and select the days you want to rent the bike. Then, when you arrive, your Maui bike rental will be waiting at our bike shop in Lahaina! Make a reservations for performance road cycles, hybrids or cruiser bike rental now: