With a select few legendary riders invited to participate in this year’s event, the mission is to unveil the giant course. Then give it a lick of fresh dirt, dust off the big bikes and get ready for some FEST size action.
Names like Adolf Silva, Bienvenido Aguado, Szymon Godziek and World Cup rider Theo Erlangsen will be heading to the Hellsend Dirt Compound. They’ll be riding the biggest and longest Fest course ever built.
DarkFEST will take place between 19-28 May, and the freeride MTB crew will be riding during this window when the weather allows them to. It is a closed event and will have some of the world’s best big air and downhill riders in attendance.
DarkFEST 2021 Rider List:
DarkFEST events are designed and run by the riders, showcasing the world’s elite freeriders jumping colossal courses that don’t exist anywhere else on earth. The rider-voted awards are handed out following a jam format, one of the most anticipated and celebrated series in mountain biking.
Since touching down in South Africa, Sam has wasted no time getting stuck on the course with some help from a crew of dedicated locals, and it’s paying off! Now joined by Austrian rider and course build specialist Clemens Kaudela who is behind the helm of the digger machine, they’ll be able to put on the finishing touches to get this beast of a line rideable in time for the event window, which will run from the 16th to the 26th of May.
Big Air doesn’t wait for anyone, least of all the DarkFEST crew. Tune in to Sam’s YouTube channel for the build videos leading up to the event and, of course, Monster Energy for all the best action.