Red Bull Rampage MTB legend Brett Rheeder calls time on his competitive career

Brett Rheeder riding off a massive jump at Red Bull Rampage 2022
(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool)

It's fair to say that Canadian riders have had a monopoly on Red Bull Rampage, with riders from the Great White North taking eleven wins since the first event in 2001. Canadians have won the last seven runnings of the legendary invitation-only best freeriding mountain bike event, with a streak going back to 2015.

One of the Canadian riders at the top of the list, and regarded as the greatest slopestyle rider of all time with two Rampage wins and a second place, is Brett Rheeder. The Commencal mountain bike rider has announced that he's stepping away from competitive riding, going out on top with his win at Rampage in October last year. The win was an emotional comeback having been injured and away from riding since 2019.

Brett alongside his Rampage wins has won just about everything there is to win including the 2013 Munich Slopestyle Mountain Bike event, four times the FMB World Tour Champion, and seven Crankworx titles, which includes his 2016 Red Bull Joyride win.

Announcing on his Instagram page (opens in new tab) that after ten years in freeride and slopestyle competition, he was "calling it here." and added that "For 2023 I’ve decided to take the final step away from all competition. I'll be focusing time on progressing my riding in new ways, creating new media and having fun with social media. Although I won’t be competing, I hope to be helping develop the next generation of slopestyle and freeride as a whole; it’s courses, it’s athletes, it’s training grounds, it’s products. This marks a new chapter in my career. One I’m grateful for and stoked to kick off soon! Lots more to come."

As one door closes another opens for Brett and we wish him the best of luck on his new and exciting career.

Brett Rheeder smiling at Red Bull Rampage

Brett hopes to help develop the next generation or riders (Image credit: Red Bull)
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

An award-winning photographer, when not riding a bike, he can be found at the side of a cyclocross track or a downhill mountain bike world championship shooting the action. Paul has been the founder, editor and senior writer for Proper Cycling magazine that has seen him travel the world interviewing some of the biggest names in mountain biking and writing about some of the biggest cycling brands.

Rides: Scott Spark RC Team Issue, Ribble 725, Bergamont Grandurance Elite

Height: 176cm

Weight: 85kg