These athletes will have the opportunity to learn advanced skills from two of the best mountain bikers in the US, as well as build confidence connect with fellow service members, making friendships that can last a lifetime.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2016
This weekend, from Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8, fifteen elite athletes from Team Semper Fi (TSF) will take on steep California terrain at the first Team Semper Fi Mountain Bike Camp, hosted in conjunction with WTB and Cannondale in Novato, CA. Joining them will be mountain bike legends Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler, who’ll share pro tips with the injured veterans as they rip down some of the best trails in the country. What’s more, WTB is making a special edition custom mountain bike saddle for the athletes to bring home with them. In addition to this, they will reproduce a limited edition of the custom WTB Volt saddles, offering them for sale direct to consumers from their website wtb.com this summer with proceeds benefitting the Semper Fi Fund.
Mark Weir is known as the “Godfather” of Enduro Mountain Biking in the United States and is a 9-time winner of the Downieville Downhill, one of the most iconic and demanding mountain bike races in the country. Jason Moeschler has won the Downieville Classic All-Mountain four times and is the current 2015 champion. Both are members of the Cannondale OverMountain Team, and also happen to be great friends.
Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are part of the Semper Fi Fund’s athletics program; Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
“Mountain biking offers the service members a balance of fun riding, beautiful scenery and land conservation awareness,” said Sam Tickle, Associate Director, Team Semper Fi. “These athletes will have the opportunity to learn advanced mountain bike skills from two of the best mountain bikers in the US, riding some of the most amazing trails in the country. Plus, they’ll have an opportunity to build confidence in the sport and connect with fellow service members, making friendships that can last a lifetime.”
About Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so our impact on the lives of service members and veterans is greater. The Semper Fi Fund is one of only three veteran charities to receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
WTB was founded in Marin County, California in 1982, fueled by the need to create durable and reliable mountain bike-specific equipment. Back then mountain biking was a new and burgeoning sport, and mountain bikes weren’t much more than cobbled-together oddities. The original WTB crew was captivated by the experience of riding bikes on dirt trails, and they started creating more durable and functional components for their own bikes. Soon, local frame builders sought to outfit their bikes with WTB’s high-end components. WTB was able to turn our passion for bikes into a successful business.
Today WTB is a global enterprise; our innovative components are used for trail riding, transportation, recreation and elite racing across the globe. After 30 years things have changed a bit here at WTB–our little garage has morphed into a real office and the bikes we ride and the components we make have evolved to meet the needs of today’s riders, racers, and commuters. What hasn’t changed is our passion for cycling and our commitment to providing the cycling community with durable, reliable, high-performance components.
Cannondale is a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries’ Dorel Sports segment, encompassing several powerhouse cycling brands, including GT, Schwinn, Charge, SUGOI and Fabric. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.7 billion and employs approximately 10,450 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide. With a reputation for continuous innovation and quality, Cannondale is a global industry leader with a strong heritage in design, development and manufacturing of high performance bicycles, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit Cannondale.com.