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4 Mar 2024

A Landmark Mountain Bike Freeride Event in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Freeride Flight 001 has etched its name in the annals of sports history as the inaugural mountain bike freeride event in Saudi Arabia, heralding a new era for extreme sports in the region. With an extraordinary assembly of international freeriding stars, the event has set the stage for unprecedented thrills and epic content creation on Saudi soil.

Crafted with precision and vision by Clemens Kaudela, the track witnessed the electrifying performances of Johnny Salido from Mexico, Bienvenido Aguado from Spain, and the Russo Brothers from Austria, making them the first professional freeriders to ever explore the dynamic terrains of Saudi Arabia. The event is currently open, promising more days of adventure and high-octane action.

A major highlight was the enthusiastic participation of over 100 local Filipino riders, who took on the amateur track with vigor and skill. Located at the Suburbia Farm near Jeddah, this part of the event showcased Saudi Arabia's scenic beauty and the inclusive spirit of the global freeride community.

This historic event was brought to fruition through the combined efforts of the Saudi Austrian Entertainment Company, Clemens Kaudela, and supported by esteemed partners such as Red Bull, Red Bull Mobile, Masters of Dirt, and CP Gang. Their support has been crucial in turning this dream into a spectacular reality, providing a platform for athletes and enthusiasts to showcase their talents and passion for the sport.

Georgie Fechter, the owner of Masters of Dirt, shared his enthusiasm for the event: "I've always wanted to showcase the incredible hospitality of Saudi Arabia to my friends and team riders. This country has much more to offer than meets the eye. Hosting the first-ever freeride event here has been a dream come true, and it's a moment in my life I will never forget. The warmth and excitement we've experienced have been truly humbling, and it underscores the universal appeal and camaraderie that extreme sports can foster."

As the Saudi Freeride Flight 001 continues, it invites adventurers and spectators alike to be part of history in the making. This event not only celebrates the exhilarating spirit of freeride mountain biking but also paves the way for new opportunities in the sport across the Middle East, building a community of passionate riders and enthusiasts.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all participants, organizers, and sponsors who have contributed to the success of this monumental day. The journey is far from over, and we look forward to achieving more milestones together in the days ahead.

Stay tuned to our Instagram @saudifreeride for live updates, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more as we continue to break new ground in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

About Saudi Freeride Flight 001

Saudi Freeride Flight 001 is the pioneering mountain bike freeride event in Saudi Arabia, aiming to showcase the thrill and camaraderie of freeride mountain biking in the Middle East. It brings together international talent and local enthusiasts in a celebration of community, adventure, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

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