Red Bull, patron of all things slightly mental, has organized a gathering of moped enthusiasts in Switzerland for the past three years. The attendees don't just sit around and gawk at each other's machines, though. The Red Bull Alpenbrevet is an 82-mile rally, and the course forces participants to use their mix of human and internal combustion power to tackle a total of three 7,000-foot passes. This year, 770 riders came out to compete for the gold. There was more than one way to go home a winner, however. The Alpenbrevet also features a "style" competition, and many riders gussy up both their classic mopeds and themselves for the day.

You can check out some footage from this year's event below or head over to the Alpenbrevet site for more information. Just be sure to have your handy German translator at the ready.



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      Stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I never thought mopeds we cool. Until now. That looked like so much fun! Lot of neat looking bikes too. ..
      kevin
      • 2 Years Ago
      1978 Puch MK2 maxi....hell yea !!!!!1
      Sensible
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks like fun. I begged my parents for one of those when I was about 12 or 13. No dice. I had to wait for my Harley. Sold that - too old. Now I want a MoPed again.
        Welcome Don
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sensible
        I almost 80. (6 Mos. away.) I ride HD. Oh am I young again? YOU BET.
      Jon Smith
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am actually building a motorbike right now with an old schwinn heavy duti. Built it on a huffy cranbrooke then had to tear it down. 70cc china girl 2 stroke. got upto about 35You'd be surprised how much work goes into a decent one.
      Badfish941
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does climbing 7,000 feet on a moped (that can barely hit 35 on flat ground ) in a cloud of 2 stroke smoke sound pretty terrible?
      breakfastburrito
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everybody should ride. It gives an instant appreciation for life, a better sense of respect for the road, and a healthy relationship with death. We're here for such a brief time - locking ourselves in cages is NOT living!
      Sensible
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks like fun. I begged my parents for one of those when I was about 12 or 13. No dice. I had to wait for my Harley. Sold that - too old. Now I want a MoPed again.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      CuCuCaChu
      • 2 Years Ago
      They don't seem to have peddles so that would make them scooters
      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cheesy Riders...
      Pinhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I was a kid (like 13), my dad had a pedaled moped that he'd let me ride. That thing was awesome, but not nearly as cool as some of those in the video.
        GUENTHER
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Pinhead
        All Mopeds are pedaled Pinhead, MOtorPEDaled,get it?
          Pinhead
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GUENTHER
          Ya, I was probably being over-specific. Where I'm from, at least, "moped" is often used as a metonym or something for any of the sub-50cc 2 wheeled contraptions you see on the road, regardless of whether they have pedals or not. I know that's technically improper, but hey, that's how it is.
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