Valparaiso, Chile is the location of arguably the most extreme downhill bike races in the world.
The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race is a legendary, almost mythical downhill race held in the city of Valparaiso, Chile. The race consists of extreme downhills, crazy jumps and tight bends, and is represented with riders from all around the world.
The unique element of this race is it’s held on the streets of Valparaiso with riders often having to dodge stray dogs and inquisitive children. Looking at the helmet cam footage shows, in frightening detail, how riders are on the edge of disaster for the entire race.
Just watching the clip makes my adrenaline pumping and my thoughts of competing running. However, a quick YouTube search for Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race crashes quickly cures me on my temporary insanity.
To riders in this race you have my utmost respect and I look forward to seeing this year’s offering of hair-raising clips.