This is the one event that every kid who’s ever jumped on a mountain bike would love
to win, but it’s no easy task. The riders make what they do look surprisingly easy, but it
takes years of practice to get to the point these riders reach where they can spin their
bikes sideways in the air over a 50-foot jump, getting 10 or 15 feet above the crest of the
jump, then spin their bikes back the other way to land without missing a beat. How do
they do it? We can only guess. They’re superhuman.
WHIP-OFF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Going big: Casey
Brown soared to
the women’s title in
the Whip-Off World
Sky high: Allan Cooke takes
flight on his way to the Whip-Off
World Championship win.
DECEMBER 2017 / MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION 95
No pressure: Sweden’s
Emil Johansson, 18, took
second in Whistler to win the
overall Joyride title for the year
and the $25,000 check that
came with it.
Photo by Jussi Grznar/
Red Bull Content Pool