Date:Thu May 10, 2007
Source: Red Bull Empire of Dirt

Red Bull Empire of Dirt, the world’s first BMX DIRT SLOPESTYLE contest, is the brainchild of UK rider Kye Forte, and combines influences from each of the BMX styles, to create one unholy new discipline guaranteed to challenge the very best on the planet.

15- 16th June, 2007
Newton Abbot, Devon, England


“The aim of the Empire of Dirt is to bring together all different aspects of BMX in one contest; to really challenge the rider’s versatility,” says Kye Forte, Newton Abbot local and top UK rider. “We also want to make the week surrounding the event totally memorable – both for the riding, and the social scene – putting Devon on the global BMX map.”

The monstrous Red Bull Empire of Dirt course will take over a month to build, swallow thousands of tons of dirt and will feature an epic dirt superpipe, huge double jumps, and technical street obstacles, including rails, boxes and wall rides.

Like a true slopestyle course, traditionally found in freestyle snowboarding, the course has been designed to offer riders multiple lines, and infinite ways to showcase their skills, and link new combinations of tricks.

If the course wasn’t enough to inspire a frenzy of riding creativity – the riders list will top it off: only the best in the world are invited to ride the Red Bull Empire of Dirt. 35 riders – representing the cream of dirt, street and ramp BMX, will come to Newton Abbot, Devon – to ride a course like none they’ve ever ridden before.

Confirmed riders*:
Alex Dropsey FRA
Ali Whitton UK
Antony Napolitan USA
Bas Keep UK
Brian Foster USA
Chase Hawk USA
Chris Doyle USA
Corey Bohan AUS
Gary Young USA
Heath Pinter USA
Joe Rich USA
Josh Harrington USA
Kye Forte UK
Leo Forte UK
Liam Elthan UK
Martin Murray UK
Mike Aitken USA
Mitch Yates USA
Owain Clegg UK
Robin Fenlon UK
Romuald Noirot “bibi” FRA
Ruben Alcantara ESP
Ryan Guettler USA
Ryan Sher USA
Taj Mehilic USA

* More names to be announced soon.

Only the rider with the most talent in all styles will conquer the Empire of Dirt, and get their piece of the £10,000 (USD$19,500) prize purse.

Red Bull Empire of Dirt will be open to the public on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th, June. Tickets are FREE. Applications for tickets opens May 14 at our MySpace:


3 thoughts on “RED BULL EMPIRE OF DIRT

  1. Hey i didn’t know Mike Aitken was up for this… i know he’s riding around his bike right now but will he attempt this course?

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