Watch Bike Racers Plunge Down 1,000 Stone Steps in China

Take a look at Red Bull's terrifying Sky Gate mountain bike race on China’s Tianmen Mountain. The course begins at Tianmen’s iconic natural arch (also the site of the World Wingsuit Championships), and cascades down an incredibly steep, 50-degree slope built on nearly 1,000 stone steps with almost no room to run out at the bottom. Watching the video, one can’t help but think of this as more of a downhill survival than an actual race.


One challenger, Kelly McGarry, wipes out hard here as he approaches the end of slope after his brakes fail. Thankfully McGarry will recover after receiving seven stitches from his crash.

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