The GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who donated; stay tuned to see if you won!
Support better bicycling in Marin AND local organizations serving vulnerable populations during the pandemic when you enter our Lost Summer Giveaway! For as little as $10, you can win a 2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon Pro (courtesy of Mike’s Bikes), wheels or components from Easton Cycling, or kits from Velocio and Ornot!
Through this campaign, MCBC will generate funds to support our work and offset event revenue lost due to the pandemic. We’re also giving 25% of each contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts for local organizations serving vulnerable populations, including the Canal Alliance and West Marin Senior Services.
The fundraiser ended Monday, September 21 at 11:59 PM PST. Six lucky winners will be selected on Tuesday, September 22.
GRAND PRIZE : 2021 SPECIALIZED DIVERGE PRO CARBON (COURTESY OF MIKE’S BIKES)
FIRST PRIZE : EASTON EA 90 DISC WHEEL SET
SECOND PRIZE : EASTON EC SL CRANKSET
FOURTH PRIZE : VELOCIO CYCLING KIT
Celebrity Cycling CHat SERIES
In addition, MCBC is producing weekly chats with cycling celebrities. The 30-minute happy hour conversations (Thursdays at 4:30 pm) cover a range of topics, including ways in which the pandemic has impacted cyclists’ training, racing, and outlooks. Scroll down to see our conversations!
Kate Courtney is a professional mountain bike racer for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. She is the reigning UCI World Cup Overall Champion and the 2018 World Champion in women’s cross-country mountain biking, and a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Kate has also earned multiple Continental and National Championship titles. She is a member of the USA Cycling National Team and a Red Bull Athlete.
Payson McElveen is a 27 year old professional mountain bike and gravel racer for the Orange Seal Off-road Team. He’s won two professional nationals titles (2017 and 2018) on the mountain bike, and back-to-back titles at The Mid South gravel race. He also hosts a popular podcast, called The Adventure Stache, with sponsor Red Bull. Payson holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and Minor in English Writing from Fort Lewis College.
Tayler Wiles is a professional road cyclist in the Trek-Segafredo Team. She splits her time between racing in Europe and training in Marin County. Olivia Dillon is a former professional road racer who transitioned to adventure racing including Dirty Kanza, Lost and Found, and Belgium Waffle Ride. Olivia and Tayler can often be found riding Marin’s roads and trails, drinking Equator Coffee, and eating delicious cookies.
Cameron Falconer is a professional frame builder who has spent much of his life riding and racing around the trails in Marin. Cameron’s custom steel frames are built on the premise that bikes are a simple tool meant to be ridden hard and loved. Cameron currently resides in Quincy, CA and can often be found exploring the Lost Sierra on two wheels.
The members of Easton Overland Gravel Team are joining us this week to share their various perspectives on the Lost Summer. Caitlin Bernstein is a native of Vermont who has been residing and racing on the West Coast for the last five years. Michael Van Der Ham is reigning Canadian Cyclocross National Champion and all-around nice guy. Matt Lieto is everyone’s favorite triathlete turned adventure racer. And finally, Matt Hornland is the fearless Team Manager and Brand Manager for Easton Cycling.
Episode is sponsored by EASTON CYCLING
Laura King has worked in the cycling industry for over a decade. She now is an event promoter of Rooted Vermont, consultant to organizations and brands in the outdoor space and mom to her baby girl Hazel. She enjoys traveling the world as a family to race bikes, ride bikes, foster community and encourage growth of the sport. Ted King raced at the highest level of the UCI Pro Tour for a decade. He retired to Marin in 2016 where he met Laura, they married and moved easy to Vermont where he co-owns UnTapped maple-based sports nutrition. The King of Gravel was the 2019 Gravel Rider of the Year.
Matt Quann is the owner and founder of Ornot, a technical cycling apparel company based in San Francisco, CA. Matt can usually be found riding the trails in the Marin Headlands, drinking coffee, or enjoying time with his family.
Episode is sponsored by Ornot
The Bay Area is full of talented athletes who participate in a wide range of local, Northern California events. Salifu Mohammed is a regular participant in the Grasshopper Series and of MCBC’s own Dirt Fondo event. Salifu is providing insight on the state of cycling in the Bay Area and how to be safe on the road when riding during a pandemic.
Sarah Sturm is a professional gravel and mountain bike athlete for Specialized // Tenspeed Hero based in Durango, CO. She is the 2019 Belgium Waffle Ride Champion and 2019 Single-Speed Cyclocross National Champion. Sarah is an advocate for mental health and involved in Specialize’s Outride Program.
Maghalie Rochette is a professional cyclocross and mountain bike athlete for Specialized // Feedback Sports based in Quebec, Canada. Maghalie is the 2019 Canadian National Cyclocross Champion and also the 2019 UCI Jingle Cross World Cup Winner. Maghalie brings the CXFEVER wherever she goes.
Bear Development is a junior and U-23 mountain bike program based in Marin County. The team draws student athletes from all over the country and provides them with the resources and coaching to race at the highest level possible.
Gary Fisher is considered one of the inventors of modern day mountain biking. The Marin County native has spent his career racing bikes, designing mountain bikes, and advocating for bicycles. He was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988.
Peter Stetina is a Pro Cyclist, former World Tour rider and a Gravel Privateer. Pete calls Northern California his home and has come up with some creative ways to keep riding and encourage others to do so through his FKT (Funnest Know Time) series.
Christopher Keiser was born in Brooklyn, forty years before it was hip. He spent many years in Fruita, Colorado before there were mountain bike trails. And spent the 90s roller-blading professionally. He finally got it right by moving to Marin County where he could constantly ride his bike. He has been to a dozen Tours de France, primarily as a journalist and video producer. Keiser can often be found behind a camera documenting the lives of cyclists.
Caroline Dezendorf is a professional gravel and cyclocross athlete on the Easton Overland Team, as well as the Communications and Development Coordinator at MCBC. In 2019, Caroline won 3 UCI cyclocross races and found herself on the podium of many others. Caroline is also the Director of the North State Composite High School Mountain Bike Team and an advocate of getting more girls on bikes.
About Marin County Bicycle Coalition: Since 1998, Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) has worked to create a healthy, connected, and sustainable Marin by promoting bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation. The professional staff works closely with Marin’s community leaders and MCBC’s members to build a comprehensive network of safe, convenient, and connected places to bike, both on road and off. Strategic partnerships with land managers and county officials help MCBC build new trails, pathways, and bike lanes that make bicycling the first choice for transportation and recreation.