Taking the Leap: Red Bull Formation

Posted on 16 June 2021

Former World Cup downhill racer and freeride mountain biker Katie Holden put into motion a concept that took flight for its second year with an even bigger impact and appetite for stoke: Red Bull Formation.



"Red Bull Formation is a first-of-its-kind progression session for women's freeride mountain biking. Set against a landscape of unforgiving terrain, the top eight female freeriders, alongside a selection of industry mentors, diggers and other professional athletes, will work together to create top-to-bottom lines that illustrate their skill, style, and power as well as push the women's field further than ever before.

The first event was held in 2019 and was a transformative moment for women's freeriding, marking a tangible shift in the scene," Red Bull said in a statement about the event.

After a year-long hiatus, Red Bull Formation returned to one of the most iconic landscapes for the freeride mountain biking movement, Virgin, Utah earlier this month. Here's a round-up of snaps from the week:

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Katie Holden hosts a kickoff meeting at Red Bull Formation on May 24, 2021.


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Casey Brown hits the top of the double drop on ride day 1.


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Athletes, diggers, and Katie Holden pose for a group portrait.


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Hannah Bergemann lands the double drop she built in the middle of her line.


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Athletes and diggers scope lines.


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Hannah Bergemann wins the Evolution in Action Award presented by Arc'Teryx.


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Venue of Red Bull Formation in Virgin, Utah.


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Athletes and diggers scope the course.


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Blake Hansen poses for "Dig Day" portrait.

For a full recap of the event and more behind-the-scenes content, visit The Red Bulletin.

 

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