Sacramento will be living up to its reputation as a cow town on Friday and Saturday when the Built Ford Tough Series rolls into the Sleep Train Arena. The professional bull riders will be turning the arena into a giant rodeo, and these guys don’t hold back. This tour’s roster of riders includes the top 35 bull riders in the world, including world champion J.B. Mauney and runners up Silvano Alves and Joao Ricardo Vieira. The best bulls in the business will be there, too, to give even the bravest and strongest of riders a challenge. The matches of man vs. bull are short—a rider only needs to stay on the back of the bucking behemoth for eight seconds to win—but a lot happens in an instant when you combine a determined cowboy and one ton of pure animal muscle. Add to that lots of pyrotechnics, music and an enthusiastic crowd, and you’ve got a rollicking good show sure to provide thrills, excitement, laughter, and shocking displays of strength and bravery. Bull riding is a classic part of American West culture, so don’t miss the chance to see the best of the best. For more information, see here.
What: Professional Bull Riders Tour Built Ford Tough Series
When: Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:50 p.m.
Where: Sleep Train Arena, 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento
Cost: $17.50-$102.50 ($12 parking)