6 of the craziest Red Bull events!

Red Bull are renowned for their fresh take on things. In fact, it's fair to say they organise some of the most mental races and competitions on the planet! We take a look at six of their craziest mountain bike events, from an insane urban downhill to the cliff-hucking madness that is Red Bull Rampage.

1. Red Bull Weavers

A dual slalom race in a field full of waist-high corn, with riders going head-to-head on singlespeed 29ers. What's so crazy about that? Well, you can't see where you're going, for starters! Watch the action from this year here.

Neil Donoghue and Richard Cunynghame go head-to-head in the corn. Picture by rutgerpauw.com/Red Bull

Neil Donoghue and Richard Cunynghame go head-to-head in the corn. Picture by rutgerpauw.com/Red Bull

2. Red Bull Joyride

$25,000 is the tidy sum for coming first in the world's biggest slopestyle competition, which combines massive dirt jumps with scary-big North Shore obstacles. Held in Whistler as part of the Crankworx festival, it sees the world's best riders push the limits of the sport beyond belief. See some of the crazy tricks here.

Yannick Granieri soars high over Whistler in the Red Bull Joyride

Yannick Granieri soars high over Whistler at Red Bull Joyride

3. Red Bull Descenso del Condor

Bolivia's Descenso del Cóndor is the highest urban downhill race in the world, starting at 4,050m above sea level. The 2.2km course takes in city streets, stairs, manmade obstacles and patches of wasteland. Watch the lamppost dodging, alleyway squeezing and sizeable drops here.

We don't suppose the racers had time to enjoy the views as they sped from the city of El Alto down to La Paz. Picture by Luis Vidales/Red Bull Content Pool

Racers have no time to enjoy the view as they speed down to La Paz. Picture by Luis Vidales/Red Bull Content Pool

4. Red Bull Ride The Palace

Ride The Palace is an urban race with a

difference – a sprint through Bulgaria’s National Palace of Culture, smashing through seven whole floors of the impressive building! Check out a great photo gallery from this year's event here.

Filip Polc is the man to beat when it comes to urban downhill racing. Picture by predragvuckovic.com/Red Bull Content Pool

Filip Polc speeds through Bulgaria's Palace of Culture. Picture by Predragvuckovic.com/Red Bull Content Pool

5. Red Bull Rampage

Is Red Bull Rampage the scariest event of the year? The area near Zion National Park, Utah is renowned for its steep cliffs and narrow gullies – perfect terrain for a big-mountain freeride event, but you don’t get many second chances if you screw up! See loads of Rampage action here.

Brandon Semenuk drops in at Red Bull Rampage. Picture by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

Brandon Semenuk drops in at Red Bull Rampage. Picture by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

6. Red Bull Foxhunt

The hunters become the hunted as Gee Atherton, 'the fox', chases a pack of 'hounds' down through Belfast’s Cave Hill Country Park, picking them off one by one. But will he be first to reach the finish line? Check out our massive photo gallery here or watch the action.

Gee Atherton eyes up his prey from afar, like a wily lion stalking a herd of wildebeest! Picture by Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Gee Atherton eyes up his prey from afar. Picture by Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

You can watch´plenty more crazy Red Bull events on ChopMTB – what will they come up with next?! Do you have any crazy race ideas? Share them below!

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