Being a pro rider can take you to some very cool locations. Mark Matthews might have experienced one of the coolest.
Watch his POV from a mass start downhill race down the Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador below.
In this video, Matthews and his competitors do a Le Mans start; a style of start the epic car race the 24 hours of Le Mans where competitors run to their cars to start the race. After that, it is a race down the open hillside.
Unlike Megavalanche, this race is an open concept without choke points. The unique surface allows riders to go down any part of it without fearing obstacles.
Whether it is urban downhills or mass start volcano races, South America holds some of the coolest events. This one started at an elevation of around 15,000 feet! See a full video of Matthews competing in the 2022 edition below.
Experiencing an alpine ride like this surely seems like what dreams are made of.
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