Inaugural Real Mountain Bike Competition Begins Today on

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Inaugural Real Mountain Bike Competition Begins Today on

Video Parts Debut on; One-Hour Show on April 24 on ABC

The first-ever Mountain Bike competition in Real Series history, Real Mountain Bike reconnects the sport of Mountain Bike with X Games for the first time since 2013. Real Mountain Bike invites six of the world’s top riders to produce their best 90-second video parts, capturing their own unique style and competing for X Games medals.

All six original video parts drop today on A full World of X Games episode will air Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. ET on ABC (with an encore on ESPN2 on April 25 at 10 p.m. ET), featuring all six video parts, behind-the-scenes footage and medal ceremonies.

The invited riders are – the Godfather of freeride, Cam Zink; mutli-time Red Bull Rampage and Crankworxx Joyride winner Brandon Semenuk; downhill racer turned freerider, Veronique Sandler; YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill; up-and-coming freeride star DJ Brandt; and Norwegian racer and youngest in the competition, Brage Vestavik.













Rider: Cam Zink | Photo: X Games

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The six individual Real Mountain Bike athlete segments debut on, followed by a one-hour episode on ABC as part of the World of X Games programming. The episode will feature video parts, behind-the-scenes footage, athlete interviews, judge feedback and awarding of the medals. In addition, fans will have a chance to view and vote for their favorite video online. The fan favorite winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.

Additional information on Real Series 2021 competitions will be forthcoming and available on for fans or on for members of the media.




Media Contacts:

Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, [email protected], 213-405-4402

Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications, [email protected], 213-40

Grace Coryell

Based out of the LAPC in Los Angeles, Calif., Grace Coryell is manager of communications focusing on X Games and West Coast PR. A native Angelino, Coryell attended the University of Southern California and began working at ESPN in 2008.
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