WHO: Tyler Bereman
WHAT:  Racer X
WHERE: Fort Scott, Kansas
GEAR: Rig 9800 Pro

Fort Scott, Kansas—After a highly successful inaugural year, Red Bull Imagination will once again bring the hills of Kansas alive with the sounds of motocross, injecting ultimate creativity back into the sport. Dubbed a four-day progression session, the breakthrough freeride motocross competition direct from the mind of Tyler Bereman and made reality by Jason Baker of Dream Traxx will provide some of the best freeriders in the world the creative landscape to carve their dream lines on a custom-built course. This bespoke “playground” course will debut expanded features and new concepts that move away from the confines of “racing,” allowing riders to bring their ultimate dirt bike visions to life. A look at this year’s course concept is available today via a video narrated by Bereman himself.    

Several new features, drawn heavily from other slopestyle action sports, will be built into the course this year offering more space and access for freeriders to illustrate their style. In addition, this year’s course will see the elimination of the start and finish line, enabling more creative freedom for the riders to let their minds run free. Much like pool/bowl skateboarding, Red Bull Imagination riders are free to attack the course any way they see fit. Planned features include:

  • Technical Jib Section – snowboard-style jib section, including a wallride and hip that riders can hit in opposite directions at the same time
  • The Transfer Zone – supercross-inspired transfer with skatepark vibes, providing a clean slate for riders to express themselves on myriad line combos
  • Big Dawg Section – a spine feature on the side of the Quarterpipe so riders can get more creative in that space, with options to use the landing from all direction
  • 2020 Favorites – Back by popular demand from 2020 are the Quarterpipe, tree jump, 40’ container, shark fin transfers and more

Bereman is a leading freeride motocross rider, a former supercross racer and ten-time X Games medalist. Beyond the heart-stopping feats and impressive lines he’s known for, Bereman has a passion for curating creative opportunities for events. In addition to Bereman, returning for their second year is the jack-of-all-trades Ryan Sipes, nine-time X Games medalist Colby Raha and four-time X Games medalist Tom Parsons. Bereman, Sipes, Raha and Parsons will be joined by some of freeride’s most exciting riders. The full rider roster and judging panel will be announced in the coming weeks.

All the action can be followed via an exclusive behind-the-scenes series, launching September 14 on Red Bull Motorsports YouTube and Red Bull TV. Catch up on all the action from last year’s Red Bull Imagination by visiting https://www.redbull.com/us-en/projects/imagination.

August 24, 2021