After Red Bull Hardline 2023 was sadly canceled due to appalling weather conditions in the Dyfi Valley, Wales, for 2024, and the event's tenth anniversary, it looks as though Red Bull is planning an expansion of the gnarliest downhill MTB event. Red Bull Hardline could be about to turn into its own mini-series, with two events potentially planned for 2024. The most progressive and technically demanding downhill mountain bike race won by Santa Cruz Syndicate's teenage sensation Jackson Goldstone in 2022, is scheduled for a glorious return to Wales in June. Hardline takes place, as always on the course designed and built by Dan Atherton, hosted by Atherton Racing, but Red Bull has also teased us with a second yet-to-be-confirmed location and date.
As yet its very slim pickings on the details on the possible expansion for a 2024 Red Bull Hardline series. However, on Red Bull's distribution catalog at its Screening Room site they appear to answer the long-standing rumor that Hardline is about to grow into its own series. The Hardline page reveals the June date for the Wales edition with a second stop left as TBC. Along with the race dates for Dyfi, the page includes the following statement that suggests only 20 invited riders will take part in the events:
"Twenty of the world’s best and bravest riders are put to the test in this one-of-a-kind race series. The iconic Wales edition will return for it's 10-year anniversary in June. And we are busy working on the expansion of our most established downhill event behind the scenes - stay tuned!..."
Red Bull is also set to broadcast or organize a host of MTB events from around the globe including the Cerro Abajo series, the insane urban downhill MTB event, along with the Crankworx World Tour, and the potential Hardline series. So for fans of downhill mountain biking it could be the biggest year of racing coverage DH racing has ever seen, and we will keep you posted as soon as a potential second Red Bull Hardline venue is announced, but where will it be?....