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Get Gnarly With the Red Bull Rampage

Thursday, April 7, at the Northgate Reel Theater

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They say Red Bull gives you wings, and on Thursday, April 7, mountain bikers will catch some wind under their wings at the Boise Area Mountain Bike Association's and Southern Idaho Downhillers' screening of Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution at Northgate Reel Theatre. The Red Bull Rampage is an annual downhill mountain bike competition. When Red Bull sponsors something, it has to be extreme, and the Rampage is no exception.

Virgin, Utah, played host for the event, which included the Rampage course that spans more than 1,500 vertical feet. Riders are judged on style, fluidity, amplitude and difficulty of their line. This terrain--with its monumental rock structures and fatally steep sides--demands the perfect blend of fearlessness and skill from the riders as they weave through the unforgiving landscape.

The course also features a 60-foot canyon jump. Riders risked their extremities as they cleared 60 feet of sharp rocks jutting from the valley, while going at top speed, downhill, toward the narrow take-off ramp overlooking the canyon.

For $10, you can purchase a ticket to the screening, which includes a raffle ticket. Movie tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m., with all proceeds going to the maintenance and improvement of the Eagle Bike Park, making this adrenaline-filled movie night beneficial to the community as well.

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