Yukon Up Against Whistler and the North Shore in a David vs. Goliath Battle to Win $10,0000 for Trail Improvements
Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) of Whitehorse has been handpicked by outdoor mega-retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op to compete in its Dirt Search Contest this February. Instead of pitching its own trail idea to spend the $10,000 prize on, CMBC is sponsoring the Carcross/Tagish First Nation’s Singletrack to Success Project.
“We had lots of ideas for putting that money to work in Whitehorse, but we felt this was an ideal opportunity to give back to a First Nation that has done so much for Yukon trails”, explained CMBC President Sierra van der Meer. The club’s gesture has been welcome news to Justin Ferbey, who manages CTFN’s 65 kilometre trail network. “CMBC’s pledge could help put our youth back out on Montana Mountain this summer, building trails and welcoming visitors from all over the world”, said Ferbey.
The contest pits CMBC and Carcross against mountain bike world heavyweights Whistler, North Vancouver, and Squamish to win the most online votes between February 5th and 26th. “Supporters can vote every day, and we’ll need them to”, said van der Meer.
To back these Yukon underdogs by voting regularly, please go to their community Facebook page at: Yukon Dirt Search
If you want to support them with a one-time vote, please go straight to the MEC contest page at: Vote Yukon for MEC Dirt Search
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