The Red Bull Empire Of Dirt contest is back for 2012! It will take place at London’s Alexandria Palace on 19/20th May with over 34 riders invited to enter, and if it looks anything like the first EOD it should be incredible. You’ll definitely not want to miss this one if you’re in the UK in May! Here’s what Red Bull had to say:

“The World’s most progressive BMX contest, Red Bull Empire of Dirt, returns to the UK in May 2012. 34 of the best BMX riders in the World will descend on London’s Alexandra Palace to take part in the second instalment of the event, which is the brain child of BMX legend Kye Forte.
Red Bull Empire of Dirt is a BMX slope style contest which aims to find the most well rounded rider from the various disciplines of BMX. The 2012 event will be staged in front of the magnificent Alexandra Palace, where 10,000 people will see the likes of Corey Bohan, Gary Young and Kriss Kyle taking on huge jumps overlooking the London skyline, which will form an incredible backdrop during a big sporting year for the capital.

Speaking of the event Kye Forte said, “We plan to make the 2012 Red Bull Empire of Dirt course the most challenging ever seen with oversized features, motocross style jumps and snowboard type hits. What better location to take BMX riding to the next level than at Alexandra Palace with incredible views out over London “

The affectionately termed ‘Ally Pally’ is an iconic north London venue that offers panoramic views of the city. The ‘people’s palace’ is set in 196 acres of sprawling landscape that offer the perfect setting for a BMX contest of this scale.

Red Bull Empire of Dirt, which was first held in 2008 in Newton Abbot in Devon, was developed by Kye Forte and Red Bull to push the boundaries of BMX and challenge riders’ skills as never before; the 2012 edition will look to raise the bar once more.” - Red Bull

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