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Saudi Freeride Flight: Mountain Bike Feeride in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Freeride Flight 001 etched its name into the annals of mountain biking history as Saudi Arabia's inaugural freeride event, heralding a new era for extreme sports in the Middle East.

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With an extraordinary gathering of international freeride stars, the event has set the stage for unprecedented thrills that will encourage many to participate in these activities in the region.

Source: press release

Through this extensive project and in collaboration with the relevant authorities of the Kingdom, the Saudi Austrian Entertainment Company aims to promote cycling, and in particular freeride mountain biking. Local heroes and global stars came together to ride side by side, exploring the dynamic terrains of Saudi Arabia for the first time ever, paving the way for new opportunities in sport across the Middle East.

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For this reason, professional trail builder Clemens Kaudela has created the first-ever jump line and Freeride course at “The Suburbia”, an upcoming multi-sports center in the hills of Jeddah. The track will witness electrifying performances by Johnny Salido from Mexico, Bienvenido Aguado from Spain and the Ruso Brothers from Austria, making them the first professional freeriders to ride in the Kingdom.

One of the highlights was the enthusiastic participation of over 100 local Filipino cyclists, who tackled the amateur trail with vigor and skill, showcasing the inclusive spirit of the global freeride community.

I have always wanted to show the incredible hospitality of Saudi Arabia to my friends and the cyclists on my team. This country has much more to offer than meets the eye. Hosting the first freeride event here was a dream come true, and it's a moment in my life that I will never forget. The warmth and excitement we experienced was truly humbling and highlights the universal appeal and camaraderie that extreme sports can foster – Georgie Fechter, Masters of Dirt


This historic event was brought to fruition through the joint efforts of the Saudi Austrian Entertainment Company, Clemens Kaudela, and supported by esteemed partners such as Red Bull, Red Bull Mobile, Masters of Dirt and CPGANG. Stay tuned to Instagram @saudifreeride for future updates, exclusive behind-the-scenes content and more as we continue to explore new horizons in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

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