If you’ve seen Red Bull Crashed Ice, you know it’s pretty nuts — basically speed skating taken to a whole new level on a steep, narrow and winding track.
The below video explains the wild course.
Competitors, often former or current hockey players, skate through a gauntlet of steep drops, jumps, banks and even wall rides. It’s intense and the crashes are pretty much constant.
Well, this year’s event features a bike race on the St. Paul, Minn., ice course.
That’s right, cyclists will race on the same ice track used by the skaters.
“There’s no way I’d ride that course,” said Davin Johnson of Framed Bikes, whose team racer, Matt Ford, will be rocking the course on the band’s Minnesota 2.0 fat bike.
The race kicks off at 7 p.m. in St. Paul and is streamed live for international audiences. The stream is geo-blocked, however, and it won’t be available in the U.S., where it will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on Monday, February 24, beginning at 9.30pm (ET)/6.30pm (PT).
The bike races will be intermingled amid skating events. Stay tuned for an update about this crazy new race soon. —Sean McCoy