(August 2, 2013) COON VALLEY, Wis. — The Mt. Borah Foundation is proud to announce a $6,500.00 donation to the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association. The funds were raised through the inaugural Mt. Borah Epic mountain bike race, held June 1, 2013. In its first year, the Mt. Borah Epic saw more than 200 racers compete on 30 miles of epic single track trails between Cable and Hayward, WI. The course profiled both old school single track and newly designed trails, making for a unique blend of single track racing. One of the more exciting features was the “Gravity Cavity,” which had riders descending down a series of banked turns through a natural ravine.
“We were absolutely thrilled with the excitement surrounding our first year of the event,” said Jack Zabrowski, Epic Race Director. “The community support we received was incredible, from volunteers, to racers, to all the local businesses, we simply could not have asked for more,” added Zabrowski. CAMBA Executive Director Ron Bergin, who gratefully accepted the donation, said that he expects the Mt. Borah Epic to become one of the Midwest’s premier events. “To be able to host a race of this caliber, in cooperation with our Festival of the Trails event, and all of the race profits going to benefit our trails, well, what could be better than that?” said Bergin.
The Mt. Borah Epic crew is already hard at work planning next year’s event. Anyone interested in staying up to date on all the exciting details for 2014 are encouraged to visit the event’s website at www.mtborahepic.com.
About Mt. Borah
In business since 1997, Mt. Borah has grown to become the premier manufacturer of high quality custom sublimated active apparel; including cycling, Nordic, alpine, triathlon, running and corporate. All of Mt. Borah’s custom products are precision made at the company’s headquarters in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, where the latest technological advancements in apparel production are utilized.
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association, is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization whose mission is: To support mountain bike advocacy, education, sustainable trail development and tourism in the Chequamegon Area in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, local governments and agencies and private landowners. CAMBA is responsible for the development and management of a regional mountain bike trail system of over 300 miles in northern Sawyer and southern Bayfield Counties of Wisconsin. Trails are based in the towns of Cable, Delta, Drummond, Hayward, Namakagon and Seeley on National and county forests and some private land.