We got the invite for the Donner Downhill race hosted by Red Bull a few days ago—not actually from the fiery, caffeinated broncos themselves (we’re not that cool), but we got it from the homies. Thanks fam! Anyway, the event is set to go down on September 10, 2016 and regardless of how us dirty skaters got invited, our crew is signed up and ready to check it out. Sounds like a epic time! Here’s all the info we did just receive from Jess at Red Bull minutes ago; and announcing all the details, a teaser vid, and links to registration info:
Hold onto your seat (or standing desk); the gnarliest, most nail-biting event is coming to Northern California. The first-ever Red Bull Donner Downhill blazes down Donner Pass, CA on September 10, 2016.
64 of the top downhill longboard racers will compete in competitive heats down the infamous Donner Pass. The competition will consist of eight racers per heat traveling at speeds upwards of 50 mph down the treacherous 2.4 miles stretch of Old Highway 40. – The Redbull dudes
Here is the teaser: