The sport of BMX dirt is about to change when Red Bull Dream Line takes charge at Coffee Mill Ski Area in Wabasha, Minnesota on September 21-24th. The slopes of the mountain have been converted into a dream downhill BMX dirt course, with 13 perfectly groomed hits made by riders for the riders.
Red Bull Dream Line project was conceived by BMX pro Anthony Napolitan as way to privately train and develop his tricks. The course proved to be so amazing he couldn’t keep it to himself, and devised the contest to invite 16 other pros to session and see what could be done on a course that includes a 35ft hit and a first-of-its-kind berm jump named “the shark fin.” Top names in the sport have already RSVP’d including Red Bull Stomping Ground winner Brandon Dosch, young star Dennis Enerson, and sport legends like Chris Doyle, Cory Nastazio and Brian Foster.
The format of the contest has been developed to benefit the riders. On Friday, September 23rd, sixteen riders will compete in two heats of eight. The eight athletes in the non-riding heat will judge their peers. The top eight will be moving on to Saturday’s Finals and will be judged by the eight non-qualifying riders from Friday. There will be a 45 minute jam session for each heat and will run at the time most ideal based on conditions that day. The weekend will culminate with a nighttime jam session.
While there is prize money up for grabs, the goal of the contest is take a step back and enjoy riding with freedom from timed runs and the pressure of live TV, on a course that had no rules or constraints. As Anthony Napolitan
describes it, “We built this location to combine big trick jumps with a trails style course that we all grew up riding, to make it as fun as possible to ride. We had the same mind set when building out the contest, let’s just invite the best riders up to hang out, see what they can do on this course.”
The event is open to the public and there is no charge for spectators. There is a schedule posted at www.coffeemillski.com