Go fast, take chances; Giro Sport Design joins the 2016 Rahlves Banzai Tour

Go fast, take chances; Giro Sport Design joins the 2016 Rahlves Banzai Tour

Giro Sport Design has announced that it will participate as an official partner of this year’s Rahlves Banzai Tour. For the eighth consecutive year, former U.S. Ski Team member and all around badass Daron Rahlves will host the event, where a collection of skiing’s top adrenaline-seekers will go head-to-head on a skier-cross style big-mountain course.

With two stops in Rahlves’ home of Lake Tahoe on this year’s tour, the event will provide fun for participants and spectators alike. This year’s tour will kick off at Kirkwood Ski Area on Saturday, February 27-28, and the final stop will be held at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, March 5-6. For each event, solo, timed qualifying runs will take place on Saturday, and the head-to-head finals will go down on Sunday.

“The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is the culmination of my experiences as a kid skiing down the mountain and then mixing up all styles of skiing throughout my career,” states Rahlves. “It’s racing in it’s purest form with the attitude of stepping up to a challenge and grabbing the bull by the horns. It’s a test of ski and riding skills. I’ve relied on Giro equipment to perform and keep me safe for twelve years now. I feel very confident wearing their helmets and goggles for the best protection and visual performance in all light and terrain conditions. I’m proud to have Giro supporting the RBT and our athletes and feel it’s a worthy statement for the brand to be associated with us as well.”

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For more information, see the press release below.

Press Release:

Giro Sport Design, the industry leader in progressive head protection and optics for cycling & snow sports is honored to announce its participation in the 8th Annual Rahlves’ Banzai Tour with two events at Lake Tahoe, CA resorts: Kirkwood & Sugar Bowl. The legendary event is racing in it’s purest form; a wild blend of racing and free riding in a ski / boarder-cross format.

With an all time snow pack in the Tahoe area, the tour kicks off at Kirkwood Saturday February 27th. The second event taking place at Sugar Bowl March 5th-6th. For both events, solo timed qualifying runs take place on Saturday ranking the top contenders in brackets for the finals on Sunday, where four racers compete head to head, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions for a $5,000 cash purse.

Join racers and Tahoe locals at the kick off parties, early evening, Friday, February 26th at Base Camp Pizza and Friday, March 4th at Tahoe Sports Hub for drinks, raffles, food, and music. Après parties will also be taking place from 2-5 on the event Saturdays at Kirkwood’s Wall Bar and Sugar Bowl’s Sierra Vista Bar. Deschutes will donate $1 from every beer sold to local ski non profit programs.

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