Cyclocross sea­son is upon us! Check out this awe­some video of guys that are most cer­tain­ly more badass than you are. Watch as they huck their bikes and them­selves into swift-run­ning rivers, tum­ble down grassy slopes, and push to their phys­i­cal lim­its, all the while rac­ing on old school rigs that could­n’t weigh-in at less than 50 lbs. apiece. The com­men­tary is top-notch too, and as they heck­le and jeer the rac­ers on, you’ll be count­ing your lucky stars that your local week­end race pro­mot­er takes pity on you and does­n’t design cours­es near­ly as treach­er­ous as this one. 

On June 1st and 2nd, moun­tain bik­ers from around the world will gath­er at 16,000 feetincabikes above sea lev­el on the back­side of one of the sev­en won­ders of the world, Machu Pic­chu, Peru, for the ulti­mate test of moun­tain bik­ing prowess. When the start­ing gun fires the mass chaos begins as 100-plus down­hill rac­ers descend 5,900 ver­ti­cal feet to be the quick­est to the fin­ish line.

Rid­ers take to the course for three runs over the course of a week­end. Qual­i­fy on day one and you’ll get a chance to com­pete in two timed runs on the sec­ond day. Who­ev­er gets the low­est com­bined time of those two scores claims victory.

incadhThis will be the sixth iter­a­tion of the Inca Avalanche and some of the biggest names in the sport will be present, includ­ing moun­tain bike street guru Aaron Chase and Red Bull Ram­page com­peti­tor Wil White. This race has attract­ed some of the fastest down­hillers in the world as well, such as Cedric Gra­cia, Bri­an Lopes, and Chris Van Dine to name a few. You don’t have to be a top dog to com­pete though, because this race is open to anyone.

Test your met­tle on this gnarly course and expe­ri­ence Machu Pic­chu in a whole new light. Reg­is­ter here. Or, if com­pe­ti­tions aren’t your thing, check these guys out to expe­ri­ence Machu Pic­chu and its sur­round­ing areas in style.