Maverick Bicycles announced this week that it has been selected as the official bike of the 2006 Granny Gear Productions 24 Hour Race Series. Over the course of the April-through-October race series, Maverick will donate ML7 complete bikes to be auctioned off at each event. Proceeds will benefit IMBA and regional IMBA affiliate clubs. “We're happy to support IMBA. The 24 Hour race format is a great showcase for our products and for the sport of mountain biking,” says Ed Kuh, Maverick's vice-president.
“IMBA and our local mountain bike affiliates thank Maverick and Granny Gear for providing such a unique fundraising opportunity,” said Pete Burhop, IMBA's Development Director. “Granny Gear's 24 Hour races are an awesome venue to highlight our affiliates' untiring work to keep trails open and rideable. The raffle of a new Maverick mountain bike will help provide much-needed financial resources to the IMBA club in each race location.”
“Our patented MonoLink rear suspension and lightweight high performance forks make Maverick the ideal bike for high-intensity all around riding,” says Kuh. “We design and build bikes that climb and descend extremely well…and are still comfortable and efficient enough to excel in ultra-distance events,” he adds.
Beginning with the 24 Hours of Temecula on April 21-22, all models of Maverick suspension frames and forks will be available for test rides by racers and spectators at each 24 hour event.
Event locations and dates for the 24 Hour Race Series are:
Temecula, CA: April 21-22
Conyers, GA: May 20-21
Morgantown, WV: June 10-11
Killington, VT: July 22-23
Kansas City, MO: Sept. 16-17
Moab, UT: Oct. 15-17