Sport:Freeride Mountain Biker
Hailing from Canada – the same country that brought us Wayne Gretzky, Justin Bieber and Pamela Anderson – is Kurt Sorge. What else those four could possibly have in common, we don’t know. What we do know is that Kurt was born and raised in British Columbia and that he burst onto the Freeride scene in 2008 when he finished 2nd at the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, UT. Since then, he’s focused mostly on big mountain riding and traveled the world in search of the most epic lines imaginable. In 2012, he was featured in the Red Bull Media House production, “Where the Trail Ends.” Do yourself a favor, and check it out.
Get to know Kurt:
TEVA: What do your friends call you?
TEVA: Haha. Where’d that come from?
KS: I got it a few years back filming for New World Disorder, and now everyone calls me that or “Hoff” for short.
TEVA: How’d you first get into Freeride Mountain Biking?
KS: Just biking to school every day.
TEVA: Why did you decide to go pro?
KS: I used to watch biking movies, and I wanted to do the same things as the guys in those. Now I do.
TEVA: What’s on your trophy shelf?
KS: UFC ‘04 Cheque - 2nd place Red Bull Rampage ‘08 - 1st place Chatel Mountain Style ‘09 - 3rd place Chatel Mountain Style ‘11 - New World Disorder Video Series
TEVA: What’s the coolest place Mountain Biking has taken you?
TEVA: Not a bad business trip. What’s your proudest achievement so far?
KS: “Where the Trail Ends,” a new film I worked on that comes out this fall.
TEVA: Yeah, we saw the trailer; it looks epic. What was filming of that like?
KS: It was pretty scary. We were in the most remote places in the world.
TEVA: What’s the worst injury you’ve had in your career?
KS: I’ve broken my collar bone, some ribs, bruised my spleen…
TEVA: That sounds pleasant. What do you do when you’re not on the bike?
KS: Boating, dirtbiking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, surfing, traveling, playing…
TEVA: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
KS: Flat tires.
TEVA: What’s the craziest story you have from the road?
KS: It’s hard to pick just one…every trip is an adventure in one way or the other.
TEVA: Good point. Got any words of wisdom for everyone out there?
KS: Just giver and hope for the best.
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