Carson Storch hikes up to practice at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah on October 24, 2018 // Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1XAAYTB312111 // Usage for editorial use only //

Rampage Preparation is go! Check some behind the scenes action here.

With the worlds gnarliest freeride comp only days away, the riders and their build teams are working hard out in the red dirt of Utah.

It’s a special place for MTB, one that has seen more than it’s share of coverage thanks to the ballsy riding that goes down year, after year. It’s one thing to throw a banger off one feature, but to land it smooth and hit all your lines on the way down is something above and beyond…

Here’s a couple of vids to give you some behind the scenes access into just why this event is so gnar thanks to Carson Storch (above) and Matt Jones (below) who isn’t competing has more than a little look around at whats on the brew in Utah.