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Proving Grounds Freeride Contest is On! – Mountain Bikes Information Tales

Sept 10! The World’s Prime Freeride Mountain Bikers Descend on Central Oregon for Pure Choice Proving Grounds Introduced by Pacifico

Twenty males and 12 ladies together with Carson Storch, Emil Johansson and Casey Brown will compete within the custom-built, one-of-a-kind course at Prineville’s Flying Blind Filth Park vying for high freeride honors. Tickets are on sale now.

Cowl picture by Peter Jamison / Proving Grounds

Bend, OR (Sept 7, 2022)—On September 10, the world’s high freeride mountain bikers are dropping into Central Oregon’s Flying Blind Filth Park for the third-annual Pure Choice Proving Grounds offered by Pacifico freeride mountain bike competitors. Proving Grounds, a part of the Pure Choice Tour, brings collectively the most important males’s and girls’s names in slopestyle, downhill and freeriding in a large, choose-your-own-adventure fashion venue. Tickets for September 10 Tremendous Finals are on sale now. Media preview day on Thursday, Sept 8 and Soar Jam, additionally open to media on Friday, Sept 9.

WHAT: Pure Choice Proving Grounds, a worldwide contest that evolves mountain bike competitors that includes the world’s finest freeride mountain bikers on one Central Oregon venue, on sooner or later. The occasion showcases ground-breaking, freeride mountain biking blurring the road between large mountain and slopestyle with athletes selecting their line from a number of choices suited to their ability, private fashion and strengths.

WHO: See the complete rider area right here: https://www.naturalselectiontour.com/riders The stellar area of riders contains 2021 returning champions Carson Storch (Bend, OR) and Camila Noguiera (ARG). These riders will likely be tasked with defending their titles in opposition to a stacked area of 20 of one of the best male and 11 of one of the best feminine mountain bikers on the earth. The sector invited rider area contains 7x Crankworx winner and 2021 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour champion Emil Johansson (SWE), 2021 second and third place finishers Reed Boggs (USA) and Dylan Stark (USA), second-place ladies’s finisher Hannah Bergemann (USA) and Casey Brown (CAN), who made historical past in 2019 as the primary girl to compete in Proving Grounds.


  • September 8, 2022, Media Preview Day (open to media and riders solely)
  • 10AM-2PM, Qualifiers, seize photographs and b-roll, interview riders
  • 3PM-6PM, Finalist observe
  • @Flying Blind Filth Park, 12600 SE Juniper Canyon Rd, Prineville, Oregon
  • 7-9PM, Rider welcome occasion, open to media AND the general public. Interview riders, organizers and be taught extra in regards to the occasion
  • @Wild Trip Brewing, Prineville, OR
  • September 9, 2022, Soar Jam ft. women and men (open to media and campers solely)
  • 8-3PM, certified riders practising and out there for interviews by superior request
  • 5-6PM, Soar Jam! b-roll, photographs and interviews of high riders on the earth displaying off their finest tips
  • 8PM, Screening of TGR’s Esperanto
  • @Flying Blind Filth Park, 12600 SE Juniper Canyon Rd, Prineville, Oregon
  • September 10, 2022, Tremendous Finals, open to the general public! (Tickets out there right here)
  • 10AM-3PM Tremendous Finals competitors with winners introduced on the finish
  • 4-6PM Stay set by Billy and the Field Child
  • @Flying Blind Filth Park, 12600 SE Juniper Canyon Rd, Prineville, Oregon

Fifteen pre-qualified, invited males and all 12 invited ladies will advance straight into Saturday’s Tremendous Last. On Thursday, 15 wildcard males will likely be competing in a qualifying occasion, the place the highest 5 finishers will advance to Saturday’s ultimate. Riders will get two runs every in finals, with their finest general run counting.


Legendary Bend-based rider Cam McCaul, says, “This eclectic area of opponents is proof that Proving Grounds is one thing that simply completely must occur at this level in our sport of aggressive freeride mountain biking. The enthusiastic and constructive response from the riders has been overwhelming, and making this checklist wasn’t the simplest job for our choice committee. The partnership between Pure Choice Tour and Proving Grounds goes to evolve in parallel with the pure course these riders are pushing our sport, and the long run could be very vibrant.”

Along with front-row seats to unimaginable motion, this family-friendly competition options an trade expo with high manufacturers providing product demos, Fox Racing limited-edition Proving Grounds merchandise, a beer backyard, meals vans, giveaways, music and extra.

An hour-long present will seize the motion from a number of digital camera angles mixed with proprietary racing drone POV, upping the at-home viewer expertise past what was thought potential. The present will premiere on naturalselectiontour.com at midday PT on September 23 after which be out there to stream, totally free, on-demand following the premiere. It’ll additionally air on ESPN2 on September 25.

Proving Grounds is proudly offered by Pacifico and supported by 5 Ten/adidas, Fox Racing, Shimano, Black Rhino, Trade 9, Soundboks, GoPro, Flatline Van Co, Alta Racks and Oakley.

Comply with Pure Choice Proving Grounds on Instagram, Fb and YouTube.


Pure Choice Media Contact: Lora Bodmer, Deep Communications, 307.690.1630, [email protected]

Concerning the Pure Choice Tour

The brainchild of snowboarder Travis Rice and shared imaginative and prescient with the broader snowboarding group, the Pure Choice Tour showcases the world’s high riders from Olympians to large mountain movie icons all competing on the planet’s most enjoyable pure(ly) enhanced terrain. Dream venues, a head-to-head format and no observe runs are a part of the dynamic elements that may maintain viewers on the sting of their seats. With a mission to encourage folks to forge a deeper relationship with Mom Nature, the Tour levels in iconic venues throughout North America. The Tour culminates with the crowning of a males’s and girls’s champion; one of the best all-mountain freestyle riders on the earth.

In spring 2022, Pure Choice Tour partnered with Proving Grounds to help freeride mountain biking’s rider-driven revolution.



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