California freestyle motorcyclist part of Round-up entertainment
Red Bluff, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – There will be more than cowboys flying through the air after being bucked off at the Red Bluff Round-Up next month.
There will be freestyle motorcycles flying through the air as well.
For the second year, the Flying Cowboyz will take to the air during each performance of the Round-Up to entertain fans.
And the guy with the helmet on, sitting in the driver’s seat, will be a Californian.
Nick Dunne, from Redding, will be doing the freestyle tricks for Round-Up fans. The 29 year old has been riding freestyle motocross since he was four, starting with racing bikes and switching over to the stunts at age fifteen.
For the past ten years, he’s been doing freestyle full-time, entertaining at shows across the nation.
Dunne doesn’t fit the mold of a typical freestyle motocross guy. He grew up working on his grandpa’s ranch outside Redding and helping with brandings. He loves the rodeo and ranching world. “It’s cool to hang out with that crowd of people,” he said. He loves to hunt and fish, and listens to country music, too.
Fans at the Round-Up will see Dunne do the cliffhanger, the Superman seat grab, the backflip with its many variations, the KOD (kiss of death), and many others. But whether you know what trick you’re seeing or not, they are thrilling and awe-inspiring.
It’s dangerous, letting go of control of your bike thirty feet in the air. But for Dunne, it’s not as dangerous as riding bulls. “When I crash, the bike doesn’t chase after me,” he laughed. “I have a lot of respect for those bull riders. You won’t see me climbing on a bull.”
Dunne will do his signature trick, one he invented, called the Captain flip. It’s the pose that the famed Captain Morgan makes on the bottle of rum that bears his name. “It’s “always a crowd pleaser,” Dunne said. “A person sees that and knows exactly what it is.”
Dunne has earned victories in the American Freestyle Motocross Association and at AST Dew Tour events. He’s also competed on the Red Bull X Fighters.
Fans will see the Flying Cowboyz during each performance of the Round-Up April 15-17. Tickets range in price from $14 to $26 and can be purchased online at RedBluffRoundup.com. A handling fee is added to tickets purchased online. Tickets can also be purchased at the Red Bluff Round-Up office. For more information, call the Round-Up office at 530.527.1000, visit the website at RedBluffRoundup.com, or find the event on Facebook and Twitter.