Thursday at the 2010 Motocross of Nations was fun! Lots of riders and personnel start arriving at the track. Everyone is in a good mood. And you can literally feel the anticipation and buzz in the air as the excitement builds towards Sunday’s racing.

The Motocross of Nations is the biggest motocross event in the world every year. Every year it is held in a different country. Next year it will be held in France.

But back to Thursday at Thunder Valley MX Park in Lakewood, Colorado.

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You can dream …

The Grizzly Rose is a very famous and typical ‘Country Western Bar and Dance Club’, located in Denver. What were some of the happenings there? Well, privately, it’s was Tony Cairoli’s birthday. And publicly, it was a chance for Red Bull to showcase some of their athletes to the fans and media.

The biggest event, and the most fun? The Mechanical Bull Ride! Yee-haaaa! MX1 World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli, Rui Goncalves, Ben Townley, Jon Barragan, and the brave Marionna and Amanda rode the bull as well! It was a blast! Also on hand were Max Nagl, and MX2 World Motocross Champion Marvin Musquin.

Red Bull also had a freestyle motocross exhibition as well after-wards in the parking lot.

Much more is coming from the 2010 Red Bull Motocross of Nations here in Colorado. As they say – stay tuned!

Click on the thumbnails to view the larger images. They include: The end of Amanda’s bull ride, the start of Amanda’s bull ride, the mid-ride for Amanda, Jon Barragan riding the bull, Tony Cairoli on the bull, three shots of Trey Canard’s number 2 race bike, USA Team Manager Roger De Coster at work, part of the Red Bull Freestyle MX at the Grizzly Rose, Rui Goncalves turn on the bull, Rui, Tony Cairoli and Ben Townley, Jill, Lisa, and Amanda, Marionna taking a tumble off the bull, and a shot of Tony Cairoli blowing out the candles on his birthday cake.

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