Ibis, MTB trail advocacy, and the Mojo

April 23, 2009

Here is a note from Ibis about a donated Brian Lopes edition Mojo to the cause of trailwork in Northern California. Mock Orange is proud to be an Ibis dealer partly because the issue of MTB trails and trail maintenance is as important to them as it is to us. After all, without trails where would we ride mountain bikes? Perhaps you will become inspired from this info and attend a trail work day here in our local neck of the woods. Enter the raffle,win a sweet Mojo, and feel good about it! (Then perhaps you can take it to one of the awesome festivals mentioned in the following text.)

Info about a good cause:
Here in Northern California, Spring has muscled winter aside which has in turn been temporarily displaced by summer with temps in the mid 90’s. The furnaces in our houses have been put back into hibernation and we’re enjoying monster traction on our local trails. “Ego Dirt” we call it, because just about anyone can pilot a bike around corners like Brian Lopes in these conditions.

The racing and festival season is heating up too; Sea Otter just finished, The Fruita Fat Tire Festival is this week, followed by Ales and Trails the next weekend and so on.

One Mid-Summer event that gets us particularly excited is the Downieville Classic. It’s in the tiny mountain town of Downieville, not too far from California’s Lake Tahoe, and one of the best events of the year. No cell phones work up there, no internet, just a few days of bike riding, camping and swimming in warm rivers. In other words, good clean fun.

Q: Why do we like Downieville?

A: Because the riding is exceptional

Q: Why is the riding exceptional?

A: Because of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
About the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
This small dedicated group of rapscallions and rabble-rousers have been tirelessly building trails up in Downieville for the last few years: Winter, Summer Spring and Fall. Due in great part to their efforts, Downieville and environs has become one of the premier mountain bike destinations in the US. When the good people at Yuba Expeditions asked us if we wanted to sponsor the Downieville Classic this year, we didn’t hesitate for a second. And the good folks at Yuba let us specify that 100% of the money we put toward “The Classic” will go to the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS).

Enter the raffle to win an Ibis Mojo, help build a trail
We’re finally getting to the heart of this information. We are going to raffle off a brand spankin’ new Mojo worth well north of $5,000.00.
We’ve enlisted the help of our rider Brian Lopes. Brian likes Downieville just like we do, and we all decided we wanted to give a little something back. So we asked Brian to spec out a bike like he’d be riding up in Downieville. He did, and we asked his other sponsors to help us out with parts. They did.
Now it’s your turn, and FIVE BUCKS IS ALL IT TAKES TO BUY A RAFFLE TICKET but we think you’ll want to give a little more. The more you buy, the more trails you help build and the greater the chance you have of winning.
We will ship anywhere, so if you’re in another country, go ahead and enter. Your size and color choice is also part of the deal.

For you Gearheads, here is the parts listing.
The frame is a Mojo Carbon, and it’s available in all four sizes.
The winner gets to choose their color, as long as it’s one of our 5 standard choices
Marzocchi 55 RC3 Fork with 160mm travel and 20mm thru axle (Thank you Marzocchi!)
Marzocchi ROCO TST Coil rear shock (Thank you again Marzocchi!)
Full Shimano XTR drivetrain (Thank you Shimano!)
Hayes Stroker Gram Brakes w/ 7″ rotors front & rear (Thank you Hayes!)
Easton Havoc Stem, Havoc wheels, MonkeyLite XC Carbon Bars (Thank you Easton!)
Kenda Tires (Thank you Kenda!)
KS Adjustable Seatpost (Thank you KS!)
WTB Silverado (new Lopes signature saddle-Thanks WTB!)

Click Here to find out more about the raffle. Or if you’re already IN IT TO WIN IT, you can always make a donation and know it’s going towrds a great cause.


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