From movie set to mountain top: Red Bull Round Up draws emerging BC mountainbikers for two-day skills showdown



    - Also caught in the Round Up will be videographers/editors via an open
    call to shoot the event and edit their own highlight clip using their's
    and community footage available at http://redbull.pinkbike.com/roundup -

    VANCOUVER, July 21 /CNW/ - British Columbia: birth place, breeding ground
and possible afterlife of freeride mountain biking. Too long for a license
plate, but perfect enough reason to cull the local trails and parks to find
the next great talent. On July 26 - 27, Red Bull Round Up will bring together
30 carefully selected local riders for a two-day bike battle, with Day One a
street/dirt course built through a classic movie set, and Day Two featuring a
slopestyle course ripping through Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park.
    Red Bull Round up is the first mountain bike competition where riders
will be challenged to test their skills against an extreme of elements and
environments. Riders will be competing for a $6,000 prize purse, bragging
rights as the next best all-around rider, and a coveted spot in Darren
Berrelcoth's annual Berrecloth Invitational.

    GOT CAMERA, START ROLLING

    If you're going to round up the region's best riders, you may as well
invite the cameras. In partnership with PinkBike.com, Red Bull Round Up is
placing an open call for amateur videographers to grab some dirt and shoot
both days of the event. Both active and homebody editors will then have an
opportunity to cut their own highlight clip using either their own footage
and/or a library of community footage, uploaded by two principal event camera
operators. To learn more and register, please visit
http://redbull.pinkbike.com/roundup.

    COURSE OF ACTION

    Drawing on the vision of "The Claw" - Darren Berrelcoth - the course
construction for this two-day showdown will be part mountain and part street
and dirt jump. On day one the riders will teleport to a 1930s movie set in
Chicago Town. Like any good script, this North Clark Street warehouse district
will feature an innovative and challenging mountain bike lines through a
classic backdrop. Among the features are a scaffold drop which will turn into
a six-pack wood quarter into a street line with a variety of wall rides and
step ups.
    Leaping forward to 2008, day two will transport the riders to Whistler
where they will be confronted with a timed run down Double Vision in the
Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park. Following this timed run section, riders will
continue through a judged area consisting of big mountain hits.

    JUDGEMENT DAY

    The Round Up posse of emerging riders will be judged by the sport's
established legends - Darren Berrecloth, Robbie Bourdon, Tyler Morland and
Dave Watson - on overall style, technique and time.

    Red Bull Round Up is free to the public:

    Chicago Town Movie Set - July 26, 6 - 8 pm PST
    Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park - July 27, 1 - 3 pm PST

    For more information visit www.redbull.ca/roundup. Following the event,
hi-res images will be available following the event at
www.redbull-photofiles.com.

    MEDIA PREVIEW

    Media are invited to check out the Chicago Town course as both the Round
Up amateurs and judges take a run at the Set on Friday, July 25 from 4 - 9 pm
PST.





For further information:

For further information: For all media inquiries, please contact: Sonia
Klinger, Josée Laperrière, Red Bull, (416) 542-7493, (416) 542-7485,
sonia.klinger@ca.redbull.com, josee.laperriere@ca.redbull.com


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