For the second consecutive year, Red Bull and Ronnie Renner have teamed up to present the 2011 Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour. In its first year, the Tour saw Renner head to some of the top off-road riding spots on the West Coast including Ocotillo Wells, Glamis, and Pismo Beach. The Red Bull Ronnie Renner Freeride Tour is in the same vein as Red Bull's previous "Great Ride Open" tour, which aired on FUEL TV, however the difference between the two is that Renner's Tour gives fans a chance to ride side by side with their idols.
"The purpose of the tour is just fan interaction. It's actually even for more than just the fans, it's for mixing it up with the regular weekend warriors, motorcycle enthusiasts, quad enthusiasts ... anything enthusiasts," explains Renner. "There is no rigorous schedule, no info booths and no egos -- just pure freeriding during the day and chilling during the night."
And as natural progression would have it, the 2011 tour will be bigger and better than the year prior. Renner explains; "We're doing it bigger than last year with more giveaways, more fun and more fan interaction. Not to mention, it'll be a bigger tour with four to six stops instead of last year's three." Adding another level of legitimacy to the Tour, Red Bull will be creating an oasis in the dirt by setting up their concept hauler, complete with a DJ booth and Red Bull tent, and of course they'll be bringing along their Wiiings Team, which is made up of cute girls that run around and pass out Red Bull. Handling the media side of things, FUEL TV will be on-hand at every stop, producing an hour-long program at the end of the Tour.
For the first stop in Ocotillo Wells, Renner has confirmed that Myles Richmond, Lance Coury and Steve Haughelstine will be tagging along, ensuring that there will be plenty of up-close action and entertainment for bystanders. "For the most part, we're looking for gnarly stuff and sizing it up just like it's any other day -- that's how I always ride," says Renner.
As of now, confirmed locations and dates include a visit to Ocotillo Wells, Calif. on January 14-16, Dumont Dunes, Calif. on Feb. 24-26, Pismo Beach, Calif. on May 27-30 and Winchester Bay, Ore. on July 2-4. For more information including directions to each stop, check out the official page at redbull.com.