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Maverick Bikes Steps up to support IMBA-SORBA at SSUSA and Dirt, Sweat and Gears!

Image Maverick Bikes is showing their ongoing support for trail advocacy by offering up a complete Maverick Matic for silent auction at SSUSA and Dirt, Sweat and Gears 12-hour Race on the weekend of May 2nd - 3rd 2008. One lucky bidder stands to walk away with an amazing new ride valued at over $4,000 with all proceeds going to support the trail advocacy efforts of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (IMBA-SORBA).

ImageThe 2008 Maverick Matic is a super fast, lightweight cross country race bike that gives a rider five and a half inches of travel that provides fantastic traction and control and "climbs like a goat," as one of our customers said. The bike will be matched with an SC32 fork also made by Maverick and all of that packaged with an XT level kit to make life fast.

"IMBA and SORBA represent extremely effective trail advocacy organizations that are critical to building the sport we love," says Maverick Bikes Vice President David Wisenteiner. "Maverick Bikes sees Dirt, Sweat and Gears as the perfect event to support this cause while enjoying a great weekend of riding and racing."

"It is gratifying," comments, Tom Sauret, SORBA Executive Director, "that Maverick recognizes the efforts of SORBA and IMBA and all our volunteer bicycle advocates who work to improve mountain biking. Without support from the industry, our task would be that much more difficult. Thank you, Maverick."

DSG Marketing Director, Grant Castle says, "As IMBA-SORBA members, we are interested in doing everything we can to help grow our sport. The Maverick Matic is an amazing bike from a great company and we can't think of a better way to raise money for an important cause and create a few smiles at the same time."

Bidding will start in the afternoon during the SSUSA on Friday May 2nd and end at the awards ceremony, following the Dirt, Sweat and Gears 12-hour race on Saturday May 3rd.

Maverick Bikes was founded by suspension pioneer and Rockshox founder Paul Turner and has pursued the idea that a simpler design can achieve outstanding performance. If a company is not distracted by multiple suspension designs and multiple bike lines, they can concentrate on making the best, most efficient design possible. We have kept the company small and the production low on purpose. We are a different kind of bike company, and that makes the bikes different, which means they ride and climb like no other. For more information please visit: www.maverickbike.com.

The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA), IMBA's regional presence, is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. SORBA members work with land managers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee to create trails and trail systems for mountain bikers and other users to enjoy. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States. For more information visit: www.sorba.org.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) creates, enhances and preserves trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's worldwide network includes 32,000 individual members, more than 500 bicycle clubs, and 400 corporate partners and dealer members. For more information visit: www.imba.com

Dirt, Sweat and Gears is a USAC Ultra Endurance Series 12-hour Mountain Bike Race and Festival that takes place on the weekend of May 2nd - May 3rd 2008. Last year DSG hosted racers from 31 states competing for a $10,000 purse and walking away with loads of schwag including 3 complete bikes, 4 frames, and most importantly, great memories! An addition to DSG, SSUSA will take place on May 2nd and will feature an XC style Single Speed Race with all the requisite shenanigans. For more information, please visit: www.dirtsweatandgears.com.

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