After a few technical hitches, the first annual Race Face Ultimate Freeride Challenge is officially underway, with the first four videos now online for viewing and voting.
The videos will be online for the next seven days. To view the Quicktime movies and to vote, you are required to submit an email address and become a RaceFace 'fan club' member.
The first raft of competitiors are:
Lance Canfield, 28 years old
FROM: Bountiful, Utah
"What sort of riding necessitates building your own downhill frame? Check out Lance's vid to find out. Cool lines, big drops and some sweet Utah landscapes."
Ashley Christensen, 24 years old
FROM: Salt Lake City, Utah
"With a penchant for riding high skinnies and doing night time roof drops into traffic, Ashley finds his true inner peace when he stops to smell the flowers."
Cory Leclerc, '20 sumthin'
FROM: Vancouver, BC
"J-hop to manual on a skinny log ride, Superman on the dirt jumps and a step-up to the roof of a local bike shop - just some of the well rounded riding you'll see in Cory's vid."
Dylan Tremblay, 20 years old
FROM: Nelson, BC
"Trials and misdemeanors on a Specialized P3. Big air, big hair and some pretty trick urban riding."
23rd April 2001: RaceFace offer $10 000 prize to build traffic to their website
Canadian bomb-proof component manufacturer RaceFace – once again this year awarded a prestigious Canadian newspaper prize for their business excellence - is offering what sounds like a huge prize to a lucky rider but is in fact chickenfeed compared to the amount of coverage the trick will get
15th Aug 2001: Race Face extends deadline for the Freeride challenge http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/.../article.php?id=1565
Back in April, Race Face of Canada – the bombproof kit brought in by Silverfish – launched a search for the world’s top freeriders. They had to send in videos of themselves in action, with visitors to raceface.com voting on the winner, who would pocket $10 000