Red Bull Ramparanoia – the closest we’re going to get to BMX riding on the moon!

Ten BMXers from across the globe were invited to Argentina last week for the very first Red Bull Ramparanoia. Held on the Campo de Piedra Pomez pumice field at 4,000m above sea level, this was a freestyle competition like no other. The area’s known for its moon-like landscape – turns out it’s also nature’s most perfectly formed BMX park, covered with kickers, quarterpipes and transfers of all shapes and sizes formed from volcanic rock

Riders were given a day to acclimatise to the altitiude and heat, and then had to session four different obstacles where they judged each other on style, difficulty and execution. The overall winner was Chain Reaction Cycles rider Ben Hennon, with Daniel Dhers taking the Best Trick Award. Feast your eyes on the video and photos below…

Source: Team CRC BMX rider Ben Hennon wins Red Bull Ramparanoia from Chain Reaction Cycles

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Red Bull Ramparanoia at Campo de Piedra Pomes in Catamarca, Argentina. Picture by Gustavo Cherro / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Ramparanoia was held at Campo de Piedra Pomes in Catamarca, Argentina. The landscape was formed more than 500,000 years ago as a result of volcanic erosion. Picture by Gustavo Cherro / Red Bull Content Pool

Tobias Wicke poses for a portrait prior to Red Bull Ramparanoia. Picture by Gustavo Cherro  Red Bull Content Pool

German rider Tobias Wicke checks out his moon-like surroundings. Riders had a day to get used to the heat and height before the competition began. Picture by Gustavo Cherro / Red Bull Content Pool

Daniel Dhers performs at Red Bull Ramparanoia at Campo de Piedra Pomes in Catamarca. Picture rutgerpauw.com, Red Bull Content Pool

Venezuela's Daniel Dhers sessions a natural halfpipe at Red Bull Ramparanoia. Picture by rutgerpauw.com / Red Bull Content Pool

Martin Postigo performs at Red Bull Ramparanoia at Campo de Piedra Pomes in Catamarca. Picture by Luis Vidales / Red Bull Content Pool

Local talent Martin Postigo was in his element pulling tricks on the crazy moon-like landscape. Picture by Luis Vidales / Red Bull Content Pool

Ben Hennon (R) and Daniel Dhers (L) pose on the podium after winning Red Bull Ramparanoia. Picture by Luis Vidales / Red Bull Content Pool

Chain Reaction BMX Team rider Ben Hennon took the win for Britain, with Daniel Dhers earning the Best Trick Award with a 360 tailwhip to barspin off one of the bigger rocks. Picture by Luis Vidales / Red Bull Content Pool