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Mountain biker slacklines over a 367-foot gorge

Kenny Belaey

Because sometimes just riding on really high, scary mountains isn’t enough of a thrill. Mountain biking champion Kenny Balaey decided to push the limits and show the world he was truly a BA by riding his bike across a 59-foot-long slackline, 367 feet above a gorge at an altitude of 8,858 feet. Balaey’s stunt took place in La Plagne, a ski area in the French Alps, for a new video for Red Bull.

“The moment my wheel touched the actual slackline for the very first time, after months of training and preparation and while being so self-confident, the only thing I could think of was, ‘This is impossible!’” Belaey told Red Bull.


Belaey is a four-time Union Cycliste Internationale world champion in mountain biking trials, a cycling discipline that requires riders to navigate obstacles without putting their feet on the ground. “I want to be the first person to ride a bike on the moon. Wouldn’t that be sweet?”

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