On March 26-28, thousands of off-roaders loaded up their RVs, dirtbikes and sand machines and descended into the dust of Ocotillo Wells, California - an iconic desert playground that's world-renowned as a top off-road riding destination.
When they got there, they were greeted not only with near-perfect weather, but also with the presence of some of the top names in freeriding - Ronnie Renner, Tommy Clowers, Jeff Tilton, Myles Richmond, Drake McElroy, Steve Hauglstein and more. These riders were all in Ocotillo Wells for the first stop of the Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour, a three-stop tour designed to give off-road enthusiasts the chance to meet, party and ride with the pros.
Throughout the weekend, riders stumbled upon the Red Bull Oasis and were invited in to interact with Renner and Co. - getting autographs, photos, and face time with these motocross icons. They were also invited to ride with Renner and his crew around the desert to watch them push the limits of freestyle motocross on natural terrain.
On Saturday night, after two days of riding, Renner hosted and emceed a blow-out party, which naturally featured a few dance challenges from those familiar with Renner's moves off the bike.
The Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour has two more stops to come: up next is the Glamis Flats in Glamis, California on April 7-11 and Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes on Memorial Day Weekend. The Glamis Sand Dunes are the most popular off-road destination in Southern California, with hundreds of thousands of visitors arriving on various holiday weekends, and it's estimated that more than one million visitors come every year.
To meet up with Renner and crew in Glamis, take I-10 East from Riverside County. Take a left on 86 South in Indio towards Brawley/El Centro. 86S will turn into 78 East. Stay on 78 East all the way until you see the Beach Store and Glamis Flats on the left-hand side off the highway. The Red Bull Base Camp will be located about a half mile down from the entrance and vendor area.