Is it mad to think that there’s a mountain bike series combining huge jumps, church-top riding and being chased by dogs? Yes, it almost certainly is.
Don’t call the men in white coats just yet, though. Mountain biking is a funny old sport. The likes of Megavalanche, a race that starts in the snow-covered heights of Alpe D’Huez, have become world famous, and it’s now not uncommon for footage of a downhill race in a shopping mall to appear online.
The church-top riding and vicious animals aren’t sounding so ridiculous now, are they? The series does in fact exist… and it’s absolutely awesome!
The City Downhill Series is an event like no other. Held in various major cities across the globe, big names from downhill and freestyle mountain biking come together to race in a white knuckle ride through the urban jungle.
With the city downhill race in Taxco, Mexico coming up later this month, we thought we would look back at some of the sketchiest tracks and gnarliest race runs that have ever taken place in the series.
Could you make it to the bottom of these sketchy runs?