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RED BULL OVERRIDE TO BRING UNIQUE HARD ENDURO RACING TO TEXAS
Rocky Ridge Ranch to host 6-hour Hard Enduro Race on December 7-8
Motorcycle racing in Texas is about to get a lot tougher when Red Bull Override rolls into town on December 7-8. Built around a 6-hour hard enduro race, the event will incorporate a unique format featuring three “override routes,” each offering a risk vs. reward challenge in the quest to attain victory. Both amateurs and professionals can take part in the several classes of racing offered, and the event weekend will also feature music, camping, bonfires and more.
If a 6-hour hard enduro race through seemingly impassible terrain doesn’t sound difficult enough, throw in a strategy aspect that will push riders to the limit as their body and minds reach exhaustion. That’s Red Bull Override. The main course will consist of a loop between 9-12 miles of technical riding that also incorporates three “override routes”– short cuts that feature significantly more difficult terrain. As participating riders race to complete the most laps, each “override route,” will reduce the length of the lap, but increase the difficulty. Thus, throughout the 6 hours, strategy and endurance will become as equally important as riding skill in order to navigate the course. The three routes are designated by colors and will each open at a different time throughout the race. Approximately 1.5 hours in the race, the yellow line will open, followed by the blue route 3 hours into the race, and finally the red route shortly after dark. With every rider having to complete each override route at least once to finish the race, they will need to decide what the best tactic is based on their individual skillset and level of fatigue.
More info and registration at www.redbull.com/override
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