KOKANEE CRANKWORX ANNOUNCES FINAL INVITED ATHLETES FOR TEVA BEST TRICK SHOWDOWN AND RED BULL JOYRIDE QUALIFIERS

Paul Basagoitia and Graham Agassiz are in.

WHISTLER, BC July 4, 2011 – The Red Bull Joyride will be a game changer for the world of freeride mountain biking. With a whopping $25,000 on the line for first place, Kokanee Crankworx has confirmed the best mountain bikers in the world will compete at the Teva Best Trick Showdown July 21 and the inaugural Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers July 21 and Red Bull Joyride Finals on July 23, 2011.

Confirmed pre-qualified athletes for Red Bull Joyride Finals July 23:
1. Cam Zink – Reno, NV
2. Mike Montgomery – San Diego, CA
3. Casey Groves – Kelowna, BC
4. Kelly McGarry – Nelson, NZL
5. Sam Dueck – Chilliwack, BC
6. Yannick Granieri – Craponne, FRA
7. Brandon Semenuk – Whistler, BC
8. Darren Berrecloth – Qualicum Beach, BC
9. Martin Soderstrom – Uppsala, SWE
10. Sam Pilgrim – Colchester, GBR

Confirmed for Teva Best Trick Showdown and Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers July 21
11. Amir Kabbani – Munich, GER
12. Andreu Lacondeguy – Barcelona, ESP
13. Antoine Bizet – FRA – qualified through Chatel Mountain Style 2011
14. Greg Watts – Santa Cruz, CA
15. Jack Fogelquist – Santa Cruz, CA
16. Kyle Strait – Huntington Beach, CA – qualified through Claymore Challenge 2011
17. Lance McDermott – Manchester, GBR
18. Medhi Gani – Lannilis, FRA – qualified through 26 Trix 2011
19. Mitch Chubey – Langley, BC – qualified by top six 2011 FMBA ranking
20. Paul Basagoita – Minden, NV – qualified through Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle

2011 Wildcard Athletes
1. Cam McCaul
2. Graham Agassiz
3. Kurt Sorge
4. Tyler McCaul
5. Geoff Gulevich