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Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010

6
September
2010
  Posted at 05:30:00 PM
  File under  Funny Entertainment Racing
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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There are many kinds of motorcycle races around the world, and many of them deserve a special attention. Motorcycle races like MotoGP, Superbike, Dakar, Nations MX, Romaniacs, and even X-Fighters are all special, often dangerous and very fast.

Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles

But one race is anything but fast, or dangerous. It is just "fun". The Red Bull Open link in a new window organized and sponsored Red Bull Alpen Brevet Open link in a new window is a weekend of racing in the Swiss Alpes on the most common of all PTWPowered Two Wheel - motorcyles, scooters, mopeds, the MopedMoped Puch!

Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles

Built in the 70's and 80's, these mopeds (known as Toeffli in Switzerland) were very popular with the hippie community.

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616 of these 50cc mopeds gathered last weekend in the Alpes to compete in the 132 kilometer long trip (on a 50cc, that is very long), climbing three passes (Grimsel, Furka and Susten) with accelerating top speeds of 30 kph.

Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles

As is often the case in these kind of events, the participants dress up for the part, making the whole event into a real festival atmosphere. As usual in Red Bull events, the race terminated with a kick-ass party.

Here are some more photo, courtesy Red Bull Photofiles Open link in a new window

Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles


Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles


Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles


Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Jörg Mitter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Photofiles


Red Bull Alpen Brevet 2010
© Maurin Bisig/Red Bull Photofiles

There's even a riding BBQ moped, with sausages cooking, and ready to eat at arrival.

Via: Red Bull Photofiles



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