Epic Rides Launches 2018 "Hail the Trail" Bike Raffle Fundraiser

Mar 9, 2018 at 8:55
by Epic Rides  

After a successful inaugural year raising more than $26,000 for trails, the second-annual Epic Rides “Hail the Trail” fundraiser launched March 8 with a goal of raising $40,000 by raffling off four high-performance mountain bikes worth $6,000 each.

Hail the Trail will benefit the four host communities in the Epic Rides Off-Road Series and the organizations that maintain the trails in each community. Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) is the beneficiary in Prescott, Arizona, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) in Grand Junction, Colorado, Muscle Powered in Carson City, Nevada and Friends of Arkansas Singletrack (FAST) in Northwest Arkansas.

“Trail builders are the unsung heroes of the mountain bike world. These guys are the lifeblood that sustains us mountain bikers emotionally, physically and even mentally in some cases! THANK YOU!!”, said Fanie Kok, Specialized Bicycle’s Global Trail Advocate and Stoke Activist.

Helping enable these funds to be raised wouldn't be possible without the support of Cannondale Bicycles, Pivot Cycles, Specialized Bicycles and one more brand to be named. Each brand has donated a mountain bike worth $6,000 or more to be raffled off after each Off-Road Series event. All proceeds from Hail the Trail will be evenly split between the four trail building organizations while setting up four very lucky folks with brand new mountain bikes.

“Camaraderie, passionate pursuit of personal achievement and a genuine love towards everything bicycles are just a few of the shared reasons Cannondale’s partnership with Epic Rides is a natural one,” said Rob Rigg, Director Marketing Cannondale, NorthCa America. “We are stoked to have the opportunity to help raise funds for such passionate trail maintenance organizations, and to get on the ground to engage with riders within these local cycling communities.”

Cannondale Bicycles will be donating their Scalpel-Si Carbon 2 valued at $6,499.99. Pivot Cycles will be donating their Mach 429SL, valued at $6,109.00. Specialized Bicycles will be donating their Epic Pro, valued at $6,500.00.

“Over the years Pivot Cycles has formed a valuable partnership with Epic Rides,” said Rachel Byus, Athletic Coordinator for Pivot Cycles. “We are eager to build upon that relationship and create an impact on the trails we all love and ride through Hail the Trail.”

Tickets for the 2018 Hail the Trail fundraiser can be purchased now at: epicrides.com/hailthetrail/.

The more tickets purchased, the better the odds of winning while enabling more trail to be constructed.

MENTIONS: @epic-rides


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 We've recently been enjoying the fruits of last year's Hail the Trail fundraiser here in Grand Junction with several miles of sweet new singletrack! Good Vibes, Snake Skin, and Second Thoughts are an awesome addition to the existing trail network with some ripping descents, fun rock features, and now a great way to connect Butterknife. Epic Rides also hosts what I consider to be the most fun weekend to be in town all year with the GJ Off-road. A big thanks for helping support or trails and our community! P.S. That 429SL has my name written all over it.
  • + 2
 A C-Dale Scalpel w/ a double stanchion fork? Didn't realize they discontinued the Lefty forks.
  • + 1
 They haven't discontinued them, this particular model just isn't specced with one
  • + 1
 @CullenHerring: Ah I see! Didn't bother to check. I imagine those Lefties are 2k or so now.
  • + 2
 Must have felt left out

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