Donate to Montana Trails & You Could Win a Carbon Full-Suspension Esker Elkat

Sep 9, 2019
by Esker Cycles  


Esker Cycles is proud to announce the Montana Trails Fundraiser, a collaboration with Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association, Flathead Area Mountain Bikers, and MTB Missoula, which aims to raise money for mountain bike trails throughout the state of Montana.

As a mountain biking location, Montana has a unique opportunity to preserve and maintain access to a wealth of public lands and trail riding opportunities, as well as to create new mountain bike trails throughout the region.

“Mountain biking as a sport requires two major things—the bikes to ride and the open spaces and trails to ride them on. As a company, our goal is to have people riding mountain bikes, so we need to do more than just make bikes—we need to support those that give us a place to ride,” said Tim Krueger, President of Esker.

Together with these mountain bike advocacy organizations, Esker Cycles has created the Montana Trails Fundraiser to support the ongoing trail building and maintenance efforts. All funds will be split evenly between the trail organizations and will be used to support mountain biking throughout the state.

“Trails are a unique fixture of our Montana culture, they provide public land access and an escape from the modern world, and these organizations dedicate thousands of hours each year to the creation, upkeep, and revitalization of them,” said Ian Jones, President of SWMMBA.

The Esker brand and its founders have a history of advocating for the cycling community, and plans to continue with this heritage. To serve this mission, Esker Cycles plans to partner with select mountain bike organizations on an ongoing basis to raise funds that will help benefit and grow the sport of mountain biking.

“As a mountain bike brand from Montana, we thought the best place to start was to give away our first bike model in support of our home state’s trails. Montana has some extremely active, and important groups that help us protect trails every day from government re-designation, development and private land purchases, and create new trails for everyone to ride. These trails are what make our bikes, and so we want to use a bike and help make some trails,” said Krueger.

Donations will be raised in $10 increments between September 9 and October 20, 2019, are available on an unlimited basis with equal weight being given to each $10 donation. At the completion of the fundraiser, Esker Cycles will provide a complete carbon fiber full-suspension Esker Elkat S to one randomly selected donor. To contribute to the fundraiser, and support Montana trails, head to https://www.southwestmontanamba.org/montana-trails-fundraiser.

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  • 4 0
 What? You mean I can support my local trails, support a local company that sponsors local riders (that win Montana enduros on that bike!), AND have a chance at winning a rad bike? Sure, count me in! How about the rest of you Montana riders? Out-of-staters are welcome to support too! Thanks for the donation Esker Cycles!
  • 2 0
 Thank you for participating. And good luck winning that Elkat!
  • 5 0
 You betcha! What a generous offer and a great cause. Thankful for the organizations that make biking awesome in Montana.
  • 3 0
 Donated. The Kirk street jumps need some love.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for supporting Montana’s amazing bike scene. I’m in to win!
  • 2 0
 Well I'm in!! But where's the bbc?
  • 2 0
 We're hoping to work with BBC on some projects in the future!
  • 2 0
 Great program! Donated and looking forward to winning my new bike!
  • 2 0
 Donated. Lookin good Scott!

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