Is the Erzberg Rodeo the world's toughest race?
There's a strong case to be made.
In a massive iron quarry in Austria, hundreds of off-road riders challenge impossible terrain, sometimes in heat and choking dust, sometimes in rain and mud, and maybe even in snow. The four-day event that culminates with the Red Bull Hare Scramble. The top 500 riders qualify for the final event. Typically, only 20 or 30 complete the course.
If you've never seen the Erzberg Rodeo, start with this video of the highlights from this year's event.
If the highlights capture your interest, you can watch full coverage at RedBull.tv. Among the places where the limits of what can be done on a motorcycle in dirt are being set, the "Iron Giant" ranks high. It may also be the world's toughest race.