On April 7-11, thousands flocked to Glamis, the Mecca of off-roading, for a little fun in the sand and a chance to ride with legendary FMXer Ronnie Renner. Renner and a crew of FMX greats, including Tommy Clowers, Jeff Tilton, Myles Richmond, Drake McElroy and Steve Hauglstein, rolled into town and set up camp for the second stop of the Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour, a three-stop tour that offers off-road enthusiasts the chance to ride and hang out with the pros.
Over the course of the five days, the Red Bull Oasis served as a meeting ground for groups of 300 to 500 riders, many of whom followed Renner and crew into the dunes to watch some of the best natural-terrain freeriding around.
Renner held court at the famous Oldsmobile Hill and even performed some impressively long wheelies down the sand drags. The Red Bull Wiiings Team hooked up tired and thirsty sand riders with cold cans of Red Bull to keep them going through the draining desert heat, and the Red Bull MXT flexed some of its muscle, barreling down the dunes and spraying sand everywhere to the applause of all who witnessed it.
After throwing down tricks and going huge during the day, Renner took off the helmet and hung out with fans and fellow riders, signing autographs, handing out stickers, posters and t-shirts, posing for pictures and talking shop.
When the sun went down, the party began, and Renner showed off another one of his famous talents – his dance moves . On the final evening, Renner hosted and emceed a party and dance-off, with top honors going to Veronica, an 11 year-old girl who put the rest of the camp - including Renner himself - to shame with her sizzling dance moves.
The Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour will next head to Oceano Dunes at Pismo Beach on Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) for the final stop of the tour. This last stop will offer those that show up more face time, more riding and more partying with Renner, but in a uniquely different location, as it boasts the last remaining coastal sand dunes open to off-road vehicles. Can you say beach party?