Prize Winners Announced: Over $145,000 Raised During Trail Karma Month

Jul 31, 2020 at 16:46
by Trailforks  


For the month of July, we gave you more reason to give back to the trails you love to enjoy with Trail Karma Month. Trail Karma Month was a campaign to raise awareness and increase funding for trail associations around the world. More so than before, trail associations are spread thin as trail maintenance increases and access to resources decreases. Due to COVID-19, funding is being cut, while more and more people are outside using the trails. There is a large gap between current funding and what is required to build and maintain the trails that bring us so much joy.

Read on to see who took home the incredible prizes for donating to a trail association(s) betwen July 1st - 31st 2020. While there might not be any prizes up for grabs, we still encourage everyone around the world to support their favourite trails by donating via Trail Karma. Trail Karma provides a direct way for you to put 100% of your donation into trail associations and builders developing trail systems and it's rewarding to know you're helping out your local builders even when there aren't prizes on the line.

Thank you everyone and happy trails!





Prize Winners


ZEB Ultimate is a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge the limits and take on the world’s toughest Enduro tracks. Going Ultimate has its advantages. Featuring an all-new stiff 38mm chassis designed with the Charger 2.1 damper, DebonAir air spring technology, SKF Wiper Seals, and Maxima Plush Fluid. Our highest performing, athlete-proven technologies matched with premium style plays. An anodized crown and ZEB’s signature color—Slab Grey—make a rocking debut. Winner can select 27.5” or 29” in 160mm, 170mm, 180mm or 190mm

Winner: @JernejSmole






The aluminium Enduro wheelset - made for the roughest Enduro tracks around the world.

Winner: @jesseberg
Winner: @Jono-wade








Prize description:
- 6 night/7 day trip for 2 (winner and a friend)
- 2 nights’ accommodation in each location; North Vancouver (aka North Shore), Squamish, and Whistler
- ½ day local guide in each location to get you orientated with the trails.
- Extra goodies from each location including Capilano Suspension Bridge, Sea to Sky Gondola, local breweries and more
- 7-day bike rental for 2
- Ground transportation between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Whistler (voucher for 7 day rental car will be arranged if winner is aged 25 or older)

Full details about the getaway can be found here.


Winner: @Aantonio






Whether you’re a seasoned dirt jumper or just learning to cruise your neighborhood pumptrack, the Shonky is the perfect weapon of choice for the jibby side of biking. A Cromoly butted frame holds a Manitou Circus Expert 100mm tapered fork that gives you just enough suspension to save your wrists. Fast-rolling Maxxis DTH 26x2.3" tires sit aboard WTB ST i30 rims. Run as a singlespeed, as all proper dirt jump bikes should be, the Shonky is a party waiting to happen.

Winner: @lukepz










Trailforks
1x $100 Trailforks Merch Prize Pack
Winner: @wappooo




Where does my money go?
• 100% of your money goes directly to the trail association of your choice when you donate and does not transfer hands.

For more information, head over to Trailforks.



While there might not be any prizes up for grabs, we still encourage everyone around the world to support their favourite trails by donating via Trail Karma.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this possible.




11 Comments

  • 12 0
 Awesome work organizing this! Thank you Pinbike team and community for making this happen. I'm lucky to be on the winner's list
  • 2 0
 Great work and well done. Congrats to all the winners and the organizations receiving the funds. Those $$’s are much needed to replace and repair the tools used by the volunteers on many of the trails we all enjoy.
  • 3 0
 great initiative and very cool seeing the smaller locations getting almost quadruple the donations they usually do in a year with this contest
  • 2 0
 I use the Trailforks app constantly and it was pretty amazing to see that number tick up from $100 all the way past $100,000! You guys made a real impact on the world, good on ya!!
  • 1 0
 How about some GRIMKarma....will this be the week... trail karma but no prize karma for me....what did I expect, it is a letdown just like 12 days of xmas. There is always the erratic Wednesday giveaways to also disappoint me next week.
  • 3 0
 Damn Aantonio just joined 3 days before the contest ended. Congrats to all winners.
  • 1 0
 @Aantonio Great introduction to PinkBike!
  • 3 0
 Cool. Thanks! Do you mail it to me?
  • 2 0
 I remember seeing a list of the top 100 areas and thier haul. Is that link still available?
  • 1 0
 Great job @trailforks! WORCA was happy to be a recipient from so many donors!
  • 1 0
 Can't help but notice that none of these are my name...I can only assume that there must have been some kind of mistake.

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