Back in 2001, the Red Bull Rampage concept was conceived to serve one of the fringes of the blossoming mountain-bike movement. There were riders -- courageous, driven and a little crazy -- who were at once exploring new terrain, testing their own limitations and defining a new genre of the sport, and their riding style was not represented at all in competition. Freeride mountain biking was rapidly evolving with every insane drop and first descent, and Red Bull Rampage was on board to help push it even harder.

The inaugural event was a landmark in the sport's history and was followed by three more through 2004. If you won Red Bull Rampage -- or even survived the weekend with all your bones intact -- your reputation as a bad ass on two wheels was unassailable. Unlike events with a defined course and familiar obstacles, Red Bull Rampage let the riders determine their own route down treacherous cliffs; the more creative and risky the line, the better the score.

Date:

October 5 - 7, 2012

Location:

Virgin, Utah

Tickets:

Purchase tickets now

The following schedule is for Red Bull Rampage onsite ticket holders.

OCTOBER 5 -- Friday -- Qualifiers

30 competitors will be given two judged runs, and the top 12 best scores from the two runs will move on to Sunday for the Super Finals. Top 12 from 2010 receive automatic invitations to final.

9:30 a.m. Athletes to top of start
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Qualifiers -- Run 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Athletes to top of start
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Qualifiers -- Run 2
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Rampage 2010 - Free screening at
OC Tanner Amphitheater, Springdale

OCTOBER 6 -- Saturday

9:30 p.m. 'Where the Trail Ends' premiere at Imax Theater, Springdale (Tickets: $10)

OCTOBER 7 -- Super Sunday Finals

The 25 qualified athletes will be given two runs and the winner will be crowned from the best overall run scored.

9:30 a.m. Athletes to top of start
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finals -- Run 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Athletes to top of start
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Finals -- Run 2

Awards to immediately follow the competition at the event site.

Red Bull Rampage Live Webcast:

Red Bull Rampage will be streaming live globally on Sunday October 7 starting at 1:00 p.m. MT / 9:00 p.m. CET. There is no geo-block of any kind, allowing you to watch the stream as it happens on both redbullusa.com/rampage and redbullsignatureseries.com.

US audiences will also be able to see all the best action highlights shot in HD on NBC on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Global audiences will be able to watch the NBC highlight program on demand 24 hours after the show.

Kick off a fantastic weekend of mountain biking by viewing Red Bull Joyride on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on Saturday, October 6th at 1:30pm ET.

Get more info at the official Red Bull Rampage site.

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