With the world returning to normal and mountain biking events beginning to return in one form or another, we felt it would be an amazing opportunity to connect with some amazing mountain bike athletes and see if they would be willing to donate a jersey to our 2021 Rampage auction.
Lucky for us, just in time for Thanksgiving these riders were generous enough to donate us some signed equipment that they have used and worn in the past.
We have 9 jerseys from the best mountain bikers in the world to auction as well as one signed helmet and goggle combo courtesy of the man Graham “Aggy” Agassiz.
Stevie “The Canadian Chainsaw Massacre” Smith
We also have one extremely special jersey to auction off. Tianna Smith, mother of the greatest Canadian downhiller of all time graciously donated some jerseys of her late son Stevie Smith for us to donate. She gave us 4 jerseys and the winner of the auction will get to pick their favorite one to bring home. This is an absolute honour and we are so grateful.
Words Cam McRae
The hole left by Stevie Smith’s passing is so vast and all-consuming that it feels like decades. It continues to seem so wrong and unfair that it couldn’t have possibly happened when it did, far too soon…
And yet his memory lives on. Riders from all corners of the world have gotten tattoos and lovingly applied stickers to frames. They proudly rev chainsaws in the crowd or even in front of the computer screen, laughing maniacally. And it seems like every rider on the World Cup has some representation of Steve along every time they race or train. Somehow, in the highly competitive environment of World Cup DH, Stevie was loved universally.