We said it before and we'll say it again, Matt Bischoff is one stoked dude. RedBull came in with a couple of work crews and a bunch of top riders and changed his backyard into a dream. Although a bit chilly, the RedBull Build-Off went very well. With respected BMX ramp building teams consisting of: Team 1: Aaron Bostrom, Burly Matt Gibeaut, and Ty Stuyvesant, Team 2: Ryan Corrigan, Ron Kimler and Chris Hallman and Team 3 consisting of Craig Billingsley, Mike Ryan, and Glen Johns getting to work with a bunch of plywood, saws and nail guns, Matt's backyard changed real quick in three days time.
Then it was up to the riders to test the three courses and score them. With riders like Dave Osato, Chris Doyle and Van Homan around, you know that things got tested to the max. The crews had made use of the surrounding trees as well and Van Homan did a tree ride to downside whip into the ramp set-up. The ramp builders then scored the riders while they were riding their fresh courses. The winning riders were Corey Martinez, Morgan Wade and Gary de Jong (Young) who took the biggest part of the $ 7600,= USD purse. The team that received the best feedback from the riders (and $ 5000,= USD from RedBull), was camp Woodward with Ron Kimler, Hallman and Corrigan. Catfish was rocking the mic during the sessions wearing Colin Winkleman's DK jersey showing respect to the man.
Now what's going to happen with the ramps? [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=798]Matt "The Beard" Bischoff[/url] can keep them. We told you he's stoked. Leave it to RedBull to realize another amazing idea. What's next?
Pics by Jeff Z./RedBullRedBull Build-off riding session results:
1st Morgan Wade
2nd Corey Martinez
3rd Gary Young
4th Chris Doyle
5th Dave Osato
6th Dave Freimuth
7th Van Homan
8th Brian Kachinsky
9th Josh Harrington
10th Chad DeGroot
11th Taj Mihelich
12th Alan Cooke
13th Anthony Nepolitan
14th Quinn Semling
15th Larry Alvarado
RedBull Ramp Build-off results, building teams:
1st - Team Thirty Something - Ron Kimler, Chris Hallman, and Ryan Corrigan
2nd - Team Blend - Aaron Boastrom, Matt Gibeaut, and Ty Stuyvesant
3rd - Team One Man Down - Jeff Mauer, Jayme Mcintyre, and Brian Bielewicz