PRESS RELEASE

THE WORLD'S FIRST BMX DIRT SLOPESTYLE IS BACK!

2008 RED

BULL EMPIRE OF DIRT DATES ANNOUNCED!

25 & 26 July, 2007 Newton Abbot, Devon, England

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Red Bull & Kye Forte announced the much anticipated, Red Bull Empire of Dirt, will be back in 2008.

The event will be held Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July, on a farm near Newton Abbot.

Red Bull Empire of Dirt, the world's first BMX DIRT SLOPESTYLE contest, is the brainchild of UK rider Kye Forte and Red Bull, and combines influences from each of the BMX styles.

Last year, the innovative, and downright scary course - which swallowed

thousands of tons of dirt, took more than a month to build and featured

a huge dirt superpipe, and ridiculous twin wall rides - sent shockwaves

through the BMX world, and attracted a veritable Who¹s Who of

international riders - including Brian Foster, Gary Young, and Corey

Bohen.

It's amazing! said Gary Young, summing up most's impressions of the course, which stretched 300 metres down a steep slope and also incorporated doubles, berms, wooden obstacles and rails.

Unfortunately, organisers were forced to cancel the event on the day,

after unusually heavy rain damaged the course beyond repair. In an

overwhelming show of support, all riders vowed to return in 2008 to do

justice to the monster course.

The freakish summer weather put us down, but not out, last year, says Empire creator and top UK rider Kye Forte. It's only going to make everyone more keen to show the world what Red Bull Empire of Dirt is all about.

Stay tuned for course design, official website, rider list, and event infoŠ.

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