The Natural Selection Tour and Proving Grounds are teaming up to drive the evolution of mountain biking competition.
The Natural Selection Tour (NST) has accomplished a ton on the snow, and the Proving Grounds freeride competition pushed the boundaries of mountain biking. Proving Grounds and the NST partnership aim to stimulate athlete progression while creating an event like no other.
The NST intends to merge its on-snow event organizing talents with the dirt events of Proving Grounds. These hybrid events will introduce uncharted territory and will likely bring plenty of heavy, live action.
Travis Rice, professional snowboarder and co-founder of NST, had this to say:
The best creators and riders of Mountain bike are creating an amazing property with Proving Grounds. This fits perfectly with Natural Selection’s vision to allow runners to evolve their sport in the best venues with input and collaboration.
We looked at the events and outdoor sports that have the most potential and where Natural Selection can work with passionate people to bring their vision to fruition. Proving Grounds, like NST, is “by runners for runners”, and we are very happy to support this movement!
The new hybrid event brings the freedom of slopestyle, where the snowboarder chooses their line based on their strengths and style, to mountain biking. Men and women will ride the course simultaneously, with equal chances to ride, and compete for equal prizes.
From September 9-11, 2022, the inaugural event will take place in Prineville, Oregon. Like previous natural selectionsthe NST plans to stream it live online.
Stay tuned for more from the NST and Proving Grounds on this exciting new partnership. For now, feast your eyes on the teaser above.
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