2012 Rocky Mountain Photo of the Year Winner's First Ride

Jun 18, 2013
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The 2012 Rocky Mountain Photo of the Year Contest, powered by SRAM, was a huge success. The 32 finalist photos were all exceptional, but in the end Toby Cowley's amazing image (below) beat out all other challengers to take home the top prize.

Toby took home a prize package including $7500 cash and Rocky Mountain's flagship trail bike - The Altitude 790 MSL fully loaded with SRAM MTB (RockShox, Avid, Truvativ). Toby was kind enough to donate the bike portion of his 1st place prize to the rider in the photo, Aiken Collinge. Brandon Crichton and Ken Perras from Rocky Mountain and Tyler Morland from SRAM met up with Aiken in Whistler to deliver the bike and take him out for a rip.

Thanks to Pinkbike for hosting the contest, and thanks to SRAM for outfitting our Altitude 790 MSL with some prime kit. Aiken was incredibly stoked, and judging by his first ride on it, he's going to have a lot of fun with his new bike.

Aiken scrubbing out of the fog on the North Shore. Toby Cowley facebook.com tobycowleyphoto
  The 2012 Rocky Mountain Photo of the Year Contest, powered by SRAM's winning image.

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27 Comments

  • + 61
 Still trying to convey just how thankful I am to tobes, and how stoked I am with this bike!
  • + 1
 Nice one dude
  • + 1
 I was trying to work out why you put your scalp up for sale!
  • + 1
 My scalp is only up for sale as it's too small bro! I'll be replacing the frame.
  • + 3
 I love you Aiken, have my babies
  • + 3
 I want to be inside you, Aiken.
  • + 2
 GrantMcJ sounds like a great guy, I'm definitely inviting him to my next party! (scroll down)
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  • + 23
 pretty glad I voted for toby now, he took a pretty sick photo on my favourite shore mountain, pretty stoked for aiken to he must've been ripping that day
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  • + 16
 Toby is a master with the camera. And Aiken is a ninja with the bike.
  • + 3
 Enough said.
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  • + 6
 That steez is so casual... sick riding
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  • + 5
 Wow! Friends like that, huh?!
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  • + 3
 That was indeed an amazing shot. Looks like Aiken's gonna ride the piss out of that bike too. Win-win!
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  • + 2
 I got to ride one at the rocky demo night, even though it was from my competitors shop it was really nice.
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  • + 2
 both guys are winners. thats an awesome ending to a nice contest. love the photo and wow nice bike
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  • + 2
 This is such a great photo... the colours, angle, composition... glad it won!
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  • + 1
 gosh i wish i could have a friends like that to share the true happiness of mtb
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  • + 2
 Wow, what a champion Toby!
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  • + 1
 Aiken must be a really good buddy for Toby to donate a bike that sweet!
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  • + 2
 Those trees look EPIC!!
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  • + 1
 Goddamn that is a nice bike. Congrats!
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  • + 2
 And that dude shreds!!
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  • + 1
 Much nicer than MBUK's dream bike!
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  • + 1
 Who's giving everyone negative props? Hahaha
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  • + 2
 So sick Aiken!
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  • + 1
 that is damn sweet
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