Press Release: Beyond Racing
Finally, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag: We are thrilled to announce that Beyond Racing is partnering with Giro and Contra Bikes for 2023.
Anna Newkirk and Abby Hogie created Beyond Racing at the end of 2021 and had a very successful 2022 season with personal successes, multiple World Cup top 10’s, a 2nd place at national champs and Crankworx podiums.
This year they are changing up the game and partnering up with Contra Bikes & Giro Cycling. They will be taking on the world cup circuit aboard prototype steel high pivot downhill bikes. Evan Turpen, the owner of Contra Bikes, hand built the frames with feedback from the girls on their riding preferences, target terrains and body sizes. Evan customized the geometry to best suit them both and get them to their goal of going even faster. Together they have succeeded in making an incredible downhill bike using the same linkages as his enduro bike- the MC.
Abby and Anna's Contra BR200's
Contra is an incredibly unique addition to Beyond Racing this season. But that’s not all. We’re excited to be working with Giro for 2023 and beyond (pun intended). Abby and Anna will be kitted head to toe in Giro. The plan is to reveal cool and creative kits throughout the year.
We’re immensely grateful to all of our sponsors supporting our journey as a race team: Maxxis Tires, SR Suntour, FidLock, DT Swiss, Burgtec and Crankbrothers. Thanks to everyone who made this happen, we can’t wait to get the season rolling and prove that steel is not only quirky and sustainable but a real honey pot of possibilities in the bike world.Photos by Mike Thomas