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Red Bull – Donner Downhill
September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Back in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s, skateboarding had a different meaning. It was a sport for people who felt like outcasts, and the media of the time helped propel it into that caliber with movies like Gleaming the Cube and Thrasher and the video game Skate or Die. This is what most likely attracted me to the sport at a young age. It was an opportunity to be accepted because I was different. Skateboarding may now be an Olympic event but you will never cage the rebellious soul of it. A perfect example of this is the Donner Downhill skateboard competition coming up in just a few weeks.
Red Bull Donner Downhill
To see all this in person, head up to Lake Tahoe and check out the Red Bull Donner Downhill. 64 racers will compete side-by-side as they speed 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 mile (3.8 km) stretch of Old Highway 40. Four riders from each heat will advance to the next round, until the eight finalists battle it out, where one will be crowned the Red Bull Donner Downhill victor.