For 2014, Red Bull Dreamline moves from Angel Fire in New Mexico to Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Asheville, North Carolina, where the most talented and progressive riders in the world will push their limits on a course designed and built by master builder Adam Aloise.
28 riders, including dirt-jumping legends Chris Doyle, Ryan Nyquist and Corey Bohan, will take part in the event, and they will be joined an additional four riders from a field of alternates, based on performances in the practice sessions. Two heats of 16 will ride in the qualifying round, with one heat of riders judging the other. The top six riders from each heat will advance to the final.
Since it was first held in 2011 in Wabasha, Minnesota, Dreamline has grown into one of the gnarliest dirt jump contests in the world, with some of the biggest jumps ever seen in competition. For that inaugural edition, the winner was Luke Parslow, with Brian Foster, Dennis Enarson, Cory Nastazio and TJ Ellis killing it as well.
Dreamline returned in 2013, and with a vertical drop equal to a 17-story building, the course designers moved into uncharted territory in order to construct trails on a scale never seen before. Teenager Pat Casey, well known for blasting huge airs and multi-stage variations on ramps, came as an alternate, but adapted to the course quicker than most, and emerged triumphant after throwing some of the biggest tricks of the event, such as a truckdriver to double tailwhip.