Urban Mountain Biking Looks Terrifying — Like ‘Eating ExLax Before A Roller Coaster Ride’ Level Of Terrifying

by 2 years ago

I’ve seen clips of Urban Mountain Biking in the past but it’s been a few years and I think I’ve completely forgotten just how sphincter-shatteringly scary it can be. If this is the first time you’ve ever heard of Urban Mountain Biking it’s essentially mountain biking but in the middle of a city, and it requires cities with drastic elevation changes. If you’ve ever been to a place like Bogota, Colombia or La Paz, Bolivia (or even seen them in the movies) then you know this type of city that has streets with elevation changes so drastic the sidewalks require stairs.

At some point, some crazy mountain bikers took a look at the city and realized if they were to set up a course using ropes to stop pedestrians and cars from getting in the way the cityscapes actually matched up perfectly to the landscape of a mountain. Instead of trees and boulders as obstacles they now contend with handrails, fire hydrants, and crack heads…and it’s batshit insanity, and Red Bull has managed to turn this into an organizes sport. Here are some of those highlights once again in GIF:

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