Borah Teamwear's third annual Borah Epic mountain biking race generated $17,500 in donations over the Memorial Day weekend for the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association in Northern Wisconsin.
The funds will be used to create new trails, reroute existing trails, and maintain one of the top single track trail systems in the country.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the continued success of this annual event,” said Ron Bergin, CAMBA Executive Director. “It has quickly become one of our top fundraising vehicles and the ultimate opportunity to showcase our extensive trail system.”
This year’s event drew more than 600 riders from all over the Midwest to compete in full and half race distances. Upon finishing the race, riders were greeted with a festive atmosphere, which included a vendor expo, music by Molly and the Danger Band, Angry Minnow beer and Jack Links sausages.
“It’s unusual to have an idea like this exceed our original vision of success,” said Chris Jackson, CEO, Borah Teamwear. “While we all knew the potential of the event, we realized how competitive the event business is and the challenge of creating one that sticks. We have been incredibly fortunate to have received the support of the participants, volunteers, sponsors and community and we look forward to many more years of success and being able to contribute to CAMBA’s mission.”
The date for next year's Borah Epic race is set for Saturday, June 4, 2016.
In business since 1997, Borah Teamwear has grown to become the premier manufacturer of high‐quality custom sublimated active apparel, including cycling, nordic, alpine, triathlon, running and corporate. All of Borah's custom products are made at the company's headquarters in Coon Valley, WI.
CAMBA is a 501(c)3, nonprofit 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.