WHAT?! the RED BULL DONNER DOWNHILL!!
On Sept. 10, 64 racers will compete side-by-side as they speed down the infamous Donner Pass. The competition will consist of eight racers per heat traveling at speeds upwards of 50mph 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 to be crowned the Red Bull Donner Downhill victor.
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 American push westward. But don’t let the beautiful views deceive you…danger lurks around every corner and it’ll take more than guts to navigate your way to the bottom.
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