Proving Grounds

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Five Ten presented the inagural Proving Grounds in 2019 – a ground-breaking Freeride MTB competition that featured the worlds top pro and amateur athletes. The format blurred the lines between Big Mountain and Slopestyle, and for the first time athletes were allowed to choose their line from multiple options that suited their skill, style and strengths. The event was a game changer and was celebrated by the athletes, fans, media and industry.

Proving Grounds provides a platform for athletes to show what they are capable of on a human-made course that features multiple lines to allow athletes to choose their own path and style, with huge drops, massive doubles, berm presses and rhythm sections.

This year’s Proving Grounds is set to return once again to the Oregon Dirt Park just outside of Bend, Oregon. The festival will include both men and women’s open categories with two days of competition; with Friday afternoon men and women’s jump jam, Saturday competition, two nights of camping, live music, product demonstrations, movie premieres, food trucks, 10 Barrel beer garden and more.