From the Sierras to the Alps
At first, our events calendar might look like a party bus that's a little light on the brakes. We sponsor a circuit (of sorts) of bucket list races around the world, orchestrated by organizations and humans who know how to make good times. Some of these events are multi-day stage races, others are raves masquerading as races, but all of them are life-affirming experiences that showcase the very best of mountain biking.
We sponsor events that have lasting commitments to the communities in which they operate. We don't just throw banners and course tape up for the race, then forget about it for the rest of the year. Instead, we work with dedicated partners who have long-term visions to enrich their communities, and the dedication to improve the mountain bike experience for generations to come. Some examples include the Downieville Classic, Stone King Rally, Transcascadia, and Ard Rock Enduro.
Santa Cruz Stone King Rally
The Santa Cruz Stone King Rally is an annual six-day mountain bike race which takes place in early summer. It follows an original itinerary from across the Southwestern Alps to the Mediterranean Coast.
Racing aside, Stone King is also a journey which lends itself to being enjoyed outside of a competitive setting. As a result, we have built Stone King Touring Club: a structure of information to help all avid, experienced mountain bikers enjoy their own adventure along the route.
The Downieville Classic
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has been the non-profit mastermind behind this event since its inception.
They’ve been fighting the good fight for trail access as well as building miles upon miles of multi-use trails in the region. All the money raised from the event goes right back into maintaining this beautiful corner of the world.
Ard Rock Enduro
Ard Rock is not just another weekend of racing, or another bike event. It is the pinnacle of the UK MTB calendar. It is everything you could ever want from a weekend away, be it with your family or friends, Ard Rock is the Glastonbury Festival of the bike world! Bike expo, demo, live music, and a huge enduro stage race held on otherwise inaccessible trails.
Trans-Cascadia is a multi-day, blind-format backcountry enduro stage race in some far out locations of the Pacific Northwest. They keep it raw, they focus on preserving the backcountry vibe of the sport, and the best part is anyone can have fun no matter the caliber of rider.
Since the day the first shovel hit dirt on a Trans-Cascadia course, the organizers have focused on building and improving trails that have been lost over time as well as opening new ones. They restore and maintain backcountry trails in the most remote areas of the Cascade Mountain Range within Oregon and Washington. They work with National Forest land managers, trail advocacy groups and other user groups to help bring communities together in an effort to keep trails open, improve them and keep them accessible for generations to come. Each year they actively maintain over 100 miles of trails and put in a collective 16,000 hours of volunteer labor in the six years the event has been running.