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Red Bull bike race premieres at Richmond outdoor festival

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Dirt jumpers, cyclocross racers and downhill mountain bikers will all compete together in the first-ever Red Bull Berm Burners race, May 17 at the Dominion Riverrock outdoor festival in Richmond.

Thirty professional riders will race each other in the qualifying round, in a five-lap heat on the specially designed dirt track. The top 16 riders will then head to the finals, where they will race head-to-head. According to the event organizers, the race is open to 20-inch BMX bikes, 26- and 29-inch mountain bikes with both rigid and suspension frames, along with all other bike disciplines.

In addition to the professional race, the Red Bull Berm Burners open amateur race will be held May 18. Cyclists from all age groups and classes are welcome. Interested competitors can enter the race by filling out an application form.

Dominion Riverrock, now in its sixth year, is the nation's premier outdoor sports and lifestyle festival. The festival runs May 16-18 on Brown's Island. For more information, see Dominion Riverrock's website.

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