Cam Zink to Attempt World-Record Mountain Bike Backflip
ESPN will televise World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink Presented by Monster Energy, the Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest dirt-to-dirt mountain bike backflip by pro mountain biker Cam Zink at Mammoth Mountain, live on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET and as part of the World of X Games series on Sunday, Aug.t 24 at 2 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
The daring attempt will take place at Mammoth Mountain’s Canyon lodge, using a setup designed by Zink and built up by Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park team. Zink is expected to hit speeds of up to 45 miles per hour before launching off a 15-foot high kicker, soaring 100 feet in the air (well past the current record of 78 feet) and landing on a 25-foot high run-out landing.
“This event gives us an opportunity to really shine a bright light on our sport,” said Zink. “Every day guys are doing things on mountain bikes that just defy what we thought was possible. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and hopefully the world-record attempt will give the sport some exposure and inspire the next generation of riders to dream big.”
Zink’s world-record attempt was conceived as part of the World of X Games series, which features a variety of X Games and action sports athlete-focused content.
“The X Games brand has always been synonymous with amazing athletic accomplishment and Cam’s world-record backflip will be next,” said Tim Reed, X Games senior director, events & content, ESPN. “World of X Games, ESPN and ABC will provide a tremendous platform to showcase the flip that Cam and Monster have developed with the fantastic backdrop of Mammoth Mountain.”
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Crystal Yang, ESPN Communications, [email protected], 213-405-4401