Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dirt Sweat & Gears and SSUSA

We are set up for Saturday May 3rd for the 12hr race and SSUSA on Friday May 2nd. SSUSA is a collaborative effort between our team and pro SS racers Dejay Birtch and Fuzzy John Mylne. Think single speed xc race with all the requisite beer and antics.
• DSG has again made the USAC Ultra Endurance Series for 2008.
• DSG is offering a $10,500 purse to be paid equally to both male and female racers.
• DSG has selected the American Cancer Society this year as their charity and hopes to raise at least as much money as we gave to last year's charity, Al's Pals (a charity to fight Crohn's Disease). For details, please go to:
• DSG will also be supporting trail advocacy by giving back $10 from every racer who registers that is a Sorba or Imba member. In addition Maverick Bikes is offering up a complete Maverick Matic as a fund raiser for SORBA and IMBA. One lucky member will walk away with this great prize. For details, please go to:
• Check it out a video of last years race at :
• The field is starting to get stacked with committments from the following pro racers: Tinker Juarez, Nat Ross, Ernesto Marichen, Chris Janiziewski, Eddie and Namrita O'dea, Carey Lowery, Danielle Musto, Erika Tieszen, Monique Sawicki, Jesse and Marko Lalonde, Josh Tostado, Dave Harris, etc...and the one and only Gary Fisher will be in attendence for the weekend!

On the subject of DSG's charity, The American Cancer Society is a cause that hits especially close to home. A member of the DSG Team, Mark Cleveland's wife Sheila, has just completed her last chemo treatments from a recent battle with breast cancer. The good news is that she's doing very well.

With that in mind, DSG is more focused on bringing attention to this cause. They will be working to do everything they can to get the word out about the Cancer Society's efforts in this cause. A few of the sports top female competitors including Rebecca Rusch, Carey Lowery, Namrita O'dea, Danielle Musto, Erika Tieszen, and Monique Sawicki. All of these ladies are signed up to race and are looking to throw down in Middle Tennessee while supporting a great cause.

In addition, both Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles and Vassago Cycles are stepping up to offer custom frames to support this important cause. Ellsworth is offering up a Project Pink Epiphany and Vassago is sending a custom Pink Jabberwocky. Both frames will go to lucky raffle winners at the event.

Speaking of raffles, the following is a partial list of the prizes that will go to racers who are eligible simply for signing up at DSG:
• A Specialized Hardtail Frame from The Biker's Choice
• A complete Specialized Epic FSR from Trailhead, Inc.
Three Vassago Jabberwocky Frames from Vassago Cycles
• A complete Cannondale Rush 5 rom REI
• A Gary Fisher Paragon frame from Gary Fisher Cycles
• A Gary Fisher Rig frame from Bicyles Etc.
• A Gary Fisher Rig frame from MOAB Bikes
• Two Bontrager Wheelsets
• A custom Wheelset from the one and only Hodge at Addictive Cycles
• A Project Pink Epiphany frame from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles
• Forks, groupos, Tifosi sunglasses, ProGold Lube, Pint Glasses, stem caps, Ergon Grips, Genuine Innovation products, Selle Italia Saddles, Princeton Tec Lights, etc.
• A complete Maverick Matic from Maverick Bicycles


Blogger GreenLightGo said...

Sounds like fun. I plan to hit the 6hr event on May 3d.

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