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Red Bull Hardline is Expanding to Tasmania, Will Gee Atherton Make His Return?

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Red Bull Hardline is celebrating its 10th anniversary of insanely hard riding in the Welsh hills. To mark the occasion, one of the world’s hardest races is expanding down under. Recently covered by Wyn TV, the Hardline course build is underway at Maydena Bike Park with what looks to be some massive features.

Everything is set to go down February 24, 2024 which should provide a nice warm escape for riders in the Northern Hemisphere. The invite list for the event was just released, which includes the legendary Gee Atherton. After his most recent crash at Red Bull Rampage, it would be incredible to see Gee line up for something as big as Hardline so soon. But given Gee’s ability to recover from the gnarliest injuries, we wouldn’t count him out.

From Red Bull:

Celebrating 10 years since its beginning in the Welsh hills, Red Bull Hardline will welcome thousands of bike fans to Maydena Bike Park, Tasmania on February 24, 2024. Here is all you need to know:

– Widely recognized as the toughest downhill mountain bike race in the world, Red Bull Hardline demands absolutely everything from the most skilled downhill riders.

– For those competing in Tasmania, this event will be a new course with new challenges to face.

– The invite-only event includes 26 riders who will compete in both the Australian and UK competitions, and 12 wild card riders who will compete only in Australia.

– Riders from Australia and New Zealand make up many of the wild cards picks, with the likes of Tassie local Dan Booker, Harriet Burbidge-Smith from Canberra and Remy Morton on the list.

– Multiple Crankworx event champion Harriet Burbidge-Smith shares her excitement to be chosen as a wild card rider: “Red Bull Hardline is the pinnacle event for MTB riders. I am truly so excited to see Australia host this in 2024 and in a location like Tasmania. It will no doubt come with its challenges, but this is what us riders train and work so hard for.”

– Nic Street, Minister for Stadia and Events Tasmania, said: “Red Bull Hardline has a global reputation for being the ultimate test in downhill mountain biking. Tasmania has long been a bucket list destination for mountain biking because of our unique environment and hospitality, and now the best in the world are coming to prove themselves at Maydena. I am confident that this is set to be the best Red Bull Hardline yet.”

To keep up to date on all the latest information on Red Bull Hardline including ticket availability, event updates and course updates visit www.redbull.com/hardline and join the conversation @RedBullAU using #RedBullHardline

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