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Red Bull Donner Downhill 2016 Brings Racing To Historic Donner Pass, CA – September 10th

64 Top Downhill riders to compete in first-ever Red Bull Donner Downhill 2.4 Mile course through Donner Pass, CA on September 10th.

Last year the Red Bull team headed out to film a Donner Pass exclusive video and it looks like they’re stoked and coming back big in the USA with a race for the best in downhill to battle it out. Just when you’re favourite events seem to be taking a dive, here comes Red Bull with a brand new event to light some fires in the Downhill Race scene. We can’t wait to see how this event unfolds!

The first-ever Red Bull Donner Downhill blazes down Donner Pass, CA on September 10, 2016. 

64 of the top downhill longboard racers will compete in competitive heats down the infamous Donner Pass. The competition will consist of eight racers per heat traveling at speeds upwards of 50 mph down the treacherous 2.4 miles stretch of Old Highway 40.

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Cannibal Canyon – Donner Pass – 2015 video. Photo Credit: Jason Shields / Red Bull Content Pool – Click here to watch.

WHO:
64 top downhill racers will compete in designated heats down the infamous Donner Pass. Registration is now open on redbull.com/donnerdownhill.

WHAT:
The competition will consist of eight racers per heat traveling at speeds upwards of 50 mph down the treacherous 2.4 mile (3.8km) stretch of Old Highway 40. Four riders from each heat will advance to the next round, until the eight finalists battle it out for the chance to be crowned Red Bull Donner Downhill champion.

Donner Pass is a mountain pass in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains above Donner Lake and just west of Truckee, Calif. As early as the 1840s, the pass was once home to the First Continental Railroad and the push westward in which travelers had to survive the harsh conditions.

WHERE:
Old Highway 40, Donner Pass
Old Hwy 40, Truckee, CA 96161

FREE TO PUBLIC

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
10:00 a.m. – Heats Begin
2:30 p.m. – Finals

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Photo Credit: Jason Shields / Red Bull Content Pool

DIGITAL:
For more information, visit redbull.com/donnerdownhill.
Join the conversation using #RedBullDonnerDownhill

From Red Bull – Donner Pass is known as the treacherous path westward in which travelers in the mid-1800s resulted to cannibalism to survive the harsh conditions. Yes…they ate each other to stay alive. Fast forward to modern time 200+ years later, and the picturesque 2.4 mile highway has caught the eye of some of the world’s top downhill longboarders. With its elevation change of over 2,000 feet, aggressive corners and possible top speeds of up to 45 mph, the Sector 9 team took advantage of the closed road to explore the dangers that lurk at every corner.

Find out more about Cannibal Canyon here: http://win.gs/cannibalcanyon

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