Why Biking’s Biggest Daredevil Just Can’t Quit

Words: Andreas Tzortzis

In the wilds of the Utah desert, Red Bull Rampage demands much from its riders. Nobody answers the call quite like Cam Zink. But it comes at a price. 

In his 30 years on this Earth, Cam Zink has done things on a mountain bike that have dropped jaws virtually ever time he saddles up. He’s pulled off record-setting backflips and thrice won best trick at downhill mountain biking’s most extreme event, Red Bull Rampage. 

With his daughter now three, biking’s biggest boundary-breaker is entering the latter stage of his career in a reflective mood. In an exclusive on The Red Bulletin Podcast, Zink talks about career longevity versus his responsibilities as a family man, and the inner drive that leads him up to the top of the mountain—again and again. 

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