37 Riders Battle 1,500 Miles of Unforgiving Baja Peninsula
LOS ANGELES, CA - FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), Fox Sports Media Group’s dynamic action sports network for males, announces the premiere of the new, exciting motocross adventure series “Rip To The Tip” on Wednesday, April 11 (11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT). Featuring 37 motocross riders, “Rip To The Tip” takes viewers on a thrilling eight-day, 1,500 mile journey through some of the most unforgiving terrain on Earth, from the U.S. Border to the tip of Baja California.
The show follows a brotherhood of motocross professionals and amateurs including some of the biggest names in the sport, plus a mixed bag of dirt legends, Baja veterans, off-road racers and Rip “fresh fish.” Cast members include Rip Founder and Host Cameron Steele, 11-time Baja 1000 Champ Johnny Campbell, Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, Off-Road Star Casey Currie, Long Distance Jump Record Holder Trigger Gumm, and a motley crew of racers, desert rats and newbies.
“’Rip to the Tip’ will keep our audience on the edge of their seats as they watch these bikers get challenged physically and mentally, in a journey you won’t believe,” says Melissa Forman, Senior Vice President of Programming, Development & Current, FUEL TV. “The riders push their limits to make this an unforgettable adventure. After watching, viewers will feel like they’ve made the dangerous trek with them.”
Each 30-minute episode showcases the crew as they struggle to ride every mile of the trip known as the “Full Pull” - a coveted status riders like to achieve - traversing the entire Baja Peninsula. The bikers travel over some of the most treacherous, isolated, desolate and beautiful landscapes.
From extreme heat, the freezing cold, sand, wind and mud to sleep deprivation, exhaustion and dehydration, the “Rip To The Tip” pushes riders to the limit as they attempt to conquer this rare achievement. In the end, they dedicate the trip and pay tribute to good friend and X Games Medalist Jeff “Ox” Kargola, who tragically passed during the ride.
Don’t miss the premiere of “Rip To The Tip” on FUEL TV, Wednesday, April 11 (11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT). Each of the five episodes re-airs several times throughout the week. Episodes are also available on iTunes for $1.99.
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