California Enduro Series is thrilled to announce that a whopping $28,615 was raised in this season’s fundraising raffles.

Fire Chief Michael Gemelos, aka CES’ very own #EnduroBaby, proudly pulled the winning raffle tickets on the morning of November 1, 2020.

James Reyes was the lucky winner of a Specialized Enduro Expert mountain bike while Didier Serra won a Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon electric mountain bike. Both winners get to choose the frame size and color.

In addition, the 6th and final FOX fork of the season went to Chris Jensen, who gets to choose between a 36 or 38. Jerry Devon won the 6th and final FOX Transfer seat post.

Massive thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets, and to Specialized Bicycles and FOX for donating these amazing prizes.

Of the $28,615 raised, $5,750 benefits Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA), another $5,750 goes to Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Alliance (SORA), and the remaining $17,115 supports fire relief efforts in mountain biking communities impacted by this year’s wildfires.

CES director Steve Gemelos says, “The heart of California Enduro Series is community. We hold these fundraisers to give back to the mountain biking communities that give so much to our series and our racers.”

Gemelos adds, “This year, naturally, has presented challenges that we could never have imagined before, including the COVID pandemic and devastating wildfires. We are CES are glad for the chance to help ease the strain, and we appreciate everyone who came together in support of our race communities.”

Stay tuned for information on the 2021 season, and contact us at sponsorship@californiaenduro if you’d like to join CES as a valued sponsor.

CES is a for riders, by riders non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting world-class enduro events that everyone from amateur to pro can enjoy, at a geographically diverse range of venues. Learn more here.

Adventure Sports Journal is proud to be a founding sponsor of the California Enduro Series.

Specialized pro rider Cody Kelley at the 2020 Ashland Mountain Challenge by Bixxel.