Pro motocross rider Ronnie Renner will set the ultimate up close and personal practice stage in Atlanta in front of thousands of onlookers July 26-27 before heading to X Games in Los Angeles. Renner’s area of expertise, Step Up, is similar to track and field’s pole vaulting, but with a motocross bike. Renner will launch himself and his motorcycle nearly five stories high and over a pole before attempting a clean landing.
In Step Up competition, riders speed off a ramp and over a bar which is continuously raised higher until only one rider can clear the bar without touching it. Renner’s Atlanta exhibition is his practice leading into X Games 2013 and will be free and open to the public. Spectators can take in the performance starting at 6 p.m. at 14th and Spring Street. Renner recently earned the gold medal in X Games Barcelona for Step Up and will defend his title in Los Angeles the week following Red Bull Raising the Bar. Fellow professional athletes Brody Wilson and Tom Parsons will join Renner, performing freestyle motocross demonstrations for the crowd in Midtown.
Last year, Renner landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest X Games motocross Step Up with an apex of 47 feet and this year he hopes to push himself to new heights. With Atlanta in the process of bidding to bring a future X Games to the area, this event is sure to draw attention to its growing action sports scene.
July 26 – 27, 2013
Demo begins at 6:00 pm
Free Admission, Open to the Public
14th St NW & Spring St NW
Nearest MARTA: Arts Center Station