Mountain Biking is back on the X-Games calendar for the first time since 2013! The 2021 Real Series will include a new category for 2021: Real Mountain Bike, starring six world class athletes who will compete to produce their best 90 second video, capturing their own unique riding style, in a bid to win a coveted X-Games medal.
X-Games Real Mountain Bike 2021
Veronique Sandler, Cam Zink, Brandon Semenuk, DJ Brandt, Danny MacAskill and Brage Vestavik will go head to head in the 2021 Real Mountain Bike competition.
“I grew up completely captivated by the X-Games, and it was the ultimate dream to be one of the competitors”, said Guinness World Record holder Cam Zink. “I envied my friends who were competing in snowboarding, FMX, and BMX – and after MTB was included in the Munich X-Games, I always knew that Mountain Biking would have to find its way back, but I thought I might be too old… I’m beyond elated to be one of the first six MTB athletes to be competing for an X-Games Gold in the Real Video Series!”
Check out Simone Barraco’s entry to Real BMX 2020 to get an idea of what the Real Series is all about… It’s only 90 seconds long, but you’ll probably want to re-watch every trick at least once.
When and where can I watch?
Each athlete’s video will debut on the X-Games website in April 2021 and a One-Hour Show will be on ESPN2.