MEGA Jumper Ryan Capes Tees One Up for W.Va. Bike Fest

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CORONA, Calif. – The good folks in West Virginia are about to get hit with a “You aren’t gonna believe what we just saw” moment as Monster Energy’s Ryan Capes gets ready to etch his name yet again into the world motorcycle distance jumping record books with what – if all goes as planned – will be the longest jump ever on a 250F motorcycle.

Capes’ jump ramps and bikes have arrived to the region of the country locals fondly refer to as West By God, Va., for this week’s (July 23-26)  “Mountainfest” – a gathering of bikers, country music fans, the Budweiser Burnout Bike, a “The Came Bronson” tribute to the 1960s/early 70s TV show and, of course, professional midget wrestlers.

But headlining the event, as he does wherever he shows up to jump, will be Capes – the American Daredevil himself. “I’m gonna jump over some Budweiser semis,” he says. And when one of his crew yells “How many?,” Capes answered “What’s the world record? I should know this.”

Capes says he’ll huck his Pro Circuit-tuned Mt. Baker Motor-Sports Kawasaki KX250F out well past the 200-foot range, setting a new world record for the furthest 250F jump. “I dunno, maybe we can fit 18 (semis) into the gap?,” he adds.

Mountainfest and the 70,000-plus bikers and onlookers expected to attend will be the first of a number of stops on Capes’ cross-country, record-setting jumping tour this summer. The entire schedule will be released on that shortly, once everything’s shored up here in a couple weeks. Capes says that some sort of record will fall at every event he boots up and jumps at.

“Every fan attending our tour stops this summer will be able to say they witnessed a world record jump of some sort,” said Capes. “And everything will come to a head this October when we end up back out west and set up to smash that 400-foot barrier.”

In addition to Monster Energy, Capes is helped out by the following sponsors: Pro Circuit, Ogio, Von Zipper, Fox, Kicker, Uni Filters, One Industries, BBR, Asterisk, KMC Wheels, Works Connection, Skullcandy, Pit Posse, D.I.D, Maxima Oil, Pro Taper, Dunlop Tires, Acerbis, Hinson Racing Components, Boyesen.

Monster Energy supports the sport. Be it insane distance jumping, MX, rally, SX, MotoGP, road racing, supermoto, off-road, FMX, skate, MTB, rock crawling, wake, mini bikes, surf, snow, BMX – name it – the athletes are rockin’ Monster Energy more than anything these days. Check out all the types – Original Monster Energy, Monster Lo-Carb, Monster Assault, Monster Khaos, Monster’s fruit juice hybrid dubbed “M-80,” the party-friendly MIXXD, the ground-breaking Java Monster premium coffee & cream drink line supercharged with our Monster Energy blend, along with the new Monster Energy “Hitman” energy shot. Ryan Capes digs ‘em – so will you. On the ‘Net at and