Ride Concepts is an amazing (and amazingly charitable!) shoe company that we are fortunate to call our neighbors in Truckee, California. Their riding shoes are loved and used at full capacity by our staff and driven Athletes.
2 years ago, Ride Concepts launched their “Feel Good, Give Back” campaign, a holiday initiative to support High Fives Foundation. This campaign ran throughout the month of December and saw $5 from every shoe sold, donated in support of our mission. The first year of the event was a huge success, donating $1,500 to High Fives, and we witnessed the start of this powerful give-back partnership.
Thankfully, Ride Concepts decided to continue their “Feel Good, Give Back” campaign this past December.
Last week, we got the chance to bring out some adaptive Athletes to ride with the Ride Concept crew, who greeted us with a generous check for High Fives from their successful campaign.
High Five Athletes and Adaptive Riders Wufky Crosby , Sean Kent, Jarred Evans, and Jason Abraham came out to meet with Roy Tuscany and connect with Ride Concepts Brand Manager Rick Reed. Mountain bike legend Paul Basagotia joined in on the fun as well. The crew met at the Sierra Vista bike park in Reno, Nevada for the check presentation and day on the dirt.
Ride concepts provided High Fives Foundation with a check for $4,485, which will be used to provide deserving athletes with adaptive bikes so that they can return to the mountains.
Thank you so much Ride Concepts, we love your products and we love being able to work with you!
After that, it was time to shred! Sean and Wufky are new High Fives Athletes and we invited them out to try the Bowhead bikes. It was great to get to spend some time with them and see them figure out the Bowhead mountain bikes.
There is a bit of a learning curve to riding these adaptive bikes, but Sean and Wufky’s athleticism was evident as they were riding like they had tons of experience in no time!
Everyone rode hard, had a lot of fun, and shared an amazing day. It’s days like this one that show us how much fun ALL biking can be, adaptive or not. The bike community takes care of its own, and Ride Concepts continues to surprise us with their innovative equipment and generous donations, alike.