Raffle benefits California Enduro Series, Truckee Bike Park, and Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA)

win a specialized mountain bike

The first of two Specialized mountain bike raffles, presented as a fundraiser by California Enduro Series (CES), takes place on Sunday, August 25 at EWS Northstar. Will YOU be the proud owner of the newly-launched Specialized Enduro Expert?

The Enduro Expert has always packed a serious punch and it’s never been so true. You get 170 millimeters of the most capable downhill performance that gains elevation with surprising ease. Full FOX suspension, powerful disc brakes and a stellar carbon wheelset round it out. It’s the perfect slay-machine for enduro racing.

As if that’s not exciting enough, a 2019 Stumpjumper Evo will be up for grabs at the CES finale, the Ashland Mountain Challenge October 5!

You need not be present to win, and the bike can be shipped anywhere. Winner gets choice of size, color, and wheel size.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20 and twelve for $40. Proceeds benefit CES as well as the Truckee Bike Park near Northstar and RVMBA – Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association for trail projects in the Ashland area!

Get your tickets now while you’re thinking of it … it’s easy peasy via the CES website at californiaenduroseries.com/specialized.

About California Enduro Series

California Enduro Series (CES) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting mountain bike enduro racing by establishing and marketing a race series. The series consists of a confederation of independent events created by local and autonomous groups and clubs — with CES providing the support needed to create vibrant, inclusive, and diverse enduro events for riders of all abilities.

CES provides a pathway for aspiring athletes to progress from local entry-level events to the world’s top level professional events. CES also provides the opportunity for any and every rider to improve his or her skills and confidence in riding by offering a race series with progressive courses. The ultimate goal is to create world-class enduro events that everyone from pros to amateurs can enjoy, showcasing the amazing locations that make California one of the best places on earth to mountain bike.

About Specialized

Specialized was founded in 1974 — for riders, by riders. When quality tires weren’t around, Specialized strove to make the best. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, Specialized made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled-down on carbon and built its own wind tunnel. And when Specialized saw kids struggling to focus in school, it started the Specialized Foundation to help them through cycling. California Enduro Series is grateful for Specialized’s title sponsorship of the 2019 season.

About Truckee Bike Park

Truckee Bike Park is a partnership between Biking for a Better WorldTruckee-Donner Recreation & Park DistrictTruckee Tahoe Airport District, and Truckee Sanitary District. None of it would be possible without the support and efforts of volunteers. Each phase of transformation has been directly derived from fundraisers, private donations, and sponsorships. The first phase of building included the pump track and with each phase finished The Park gains a full variety of beginner to advanced terrain.

The Park has been giving kids and adults a convenient, safe and well maintained place to ride since 2012.

A girl has fun at the family-friendly Truckee Bike Park.

Having a blast at the family-friendly Truckee Bike Park (Truckee Bike Park).

About Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA)

Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA), a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to support and advance the interests of all Southern Oregon mountain bikers. RVMBA was formed to protect and expand trail opportunities for mountain bikers in the Southern Oregon area, including Ashland, Talent, Medford, Grants Pass and Jacksonville. Whether you are an adrenaline seeking gravity rider, or recreational trail cyclist, RVMBA has come together in the spirit of unity to seek additional opportunities for all riding disciplines.

RVMBA’s board consists of individuals from across the Rogue Valley representing various disciplines of mountain biking. A primary goal of the board is to bring together stakeholders in the Southern Oregon mountain biking community. RVMBA works to improve existing trails and create opportunities for new and expanded trail networks across the region.
Currently, RVMBA has proposals with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), City of Ashland and the City of Jacksonville. RVMBA is also working with the Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association to expand the trail opportunities in the Ashland watershed. These trail plans include trails for all types of mountain bikers.

Ashland Mountain Challenge, presented by Ashland Mountain Adventures (Kasey Carames).