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Off Camber Productions launches The GRiT EPIC – A gravel ride and mountain bike race in the Teanaway
Seattle, WA – May 15, 2022 – Off Camber Productions is announcing the launch of The GRiT EPIC, a gravel ride and mountain bike race in the Teanaway Wilderness. The GRiT will take place July 9 & 10, 2022, the first of an annual cycling event.
The GRiT EPIC will offer a weekend of cycling and community based out of Cle Elum and Roslyn, towns bordering the beautiful Teanaway Wilderness. Saturday’s events will include the Roslyn XC, a cross-country mountain bike race, starting and finishing in Roslyn. Following the race on Saturday, the Off Camber team will put on a party to bring the community together and celebrate with our riders. On Sunday, the Teanaway Gravel Ride will start and finish at the Dru Bru Brewery in Cle Elum.
“Our goal with The GRiT is to build an annual, destination event, drawing riders from around the country, to the communities of Cle Elum and Roslyn,” said Erik Olson, Race Director of The GRiT. “We believe the majesty of the Teanaway Wilderness will become a draw for riders everywhere looking for an adventure in the Pacific Northwest. We aspire that The GRiT becomes an event that supports the Cle Elum/Roslyn community every summer.”
Gravel riding has quickly become the fastest growing category in the cycling industry. The popularity is driven by cyclists who prefer riding uncrowded dirt, fire & logging roads, to busy, unsafe crowded streets. The Teanaway Gravel Ride will tap into the growing demand nationwide for gravel events, offering a brand-new course through a pristine wilderness.
The Roslyn XC race will follow popular mountain bike trails out of Roslyn, challenging riders with significant climbing ascents and thrilling, technical descents.
About Off Camber Productions
Off Camber’s mission is to grow the bike racing community in the Pacific Northwest by promoting events that accommodate riders of all abilities and by building programs to grow the number of kids, women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and young adults participating. Off Camber was formed in 2022 bringing together two iconic Pacific Northwest bike racing institutions: MFG Cyclocross and Wednesday Night World Championships mountain bike race series.
Co-Founder, Off Camber Productions
Off Camber Productions launches to grow the bike racing community in the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, WA – March 11, 2022 – Off Camber Productions formally launches today to bring together two iconic Washington state bike racing institutions, MFG Cyclocross and the Wednesday Night World Championships into one company.
Off Camber’s mission is to grow the bike racing community in the Pacific Northwest by promoting events that accommodate riders of all abilities and by building programs to grow the number of kids, women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and young adults participating.
Russell Stevenson, world & national champion cyclocross racer, with a decade of building community and promoting races in Washington state, leads the Off Camber team. Russell is surrounded by a team of professionals passionate about bike racing and with a great desire to build the bike racing community.
“The last two years has taught the world the importance of community and life experiences,” said Stevenson. “Trail systems are overwhelmed, athletics across the US has exploded, and indoor cycling is bursting with new cyclists. We believe there’s an opportunity to draw on this energy for outdoor, athletic experiences and grow the racing community.”
MFG Cyclocross was founded in 2009 and quickly became the second largest cyclocross race series in the United States, by offering a series of six races each fall at premier Seattle area venues. Off Camber purchased MFG Cyclocross from Low Pressure Promotions in December of 2021.
“When we founded MFG Cyclocross in 2009, one of our goals was to keep the series and the race day feeling fresh, accessible, and fun,” said co-founder Zac Daab. “As we pass the torch to Off Camber Productions, we are very confident in the team they’ve built to ensure MFG stays fresh. Off Camber Productions is made up of event promoters, marketers, and most importantly cyclocross enthusiasts and racers. The MFG Cyclocross community is in good hands.”
MFG Cyclocross will return in the Fall of 2022 with six races at iconic Seattle area locations. Wednesday Night World Championships kicks off its sixteen-race series on April 20, 2022 at North Seatac Park.
Co-Founder, Off Camber Productions
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