Kitsbow Partners with California Mountain Biking Coalition to Energize Trail Advocacy Statewide

February 3, 2020

Partnership aims to improve and increase trail access for mountain biking in California

PETALUMA, Calif. — With a shared passion for trail advocacy in California, Kitsbow is thrilled to partner with California Mountain Biking Coalition (CAMTB) to improve and increase trail access for mountain biking throughout the state. CAMTB is raising its first round of funds and creating a Board of Founding Donors to help fuel the organization’s first year of efforts. To support this, Kitsbow is offering two thank you gifts for founding donors through Feb. 29, including:

  • $100 cash contributors will receive a custom, organic cotton sewn in USA tee shirt ($35 value); and
  • $1,000 cash contributors will receive a CAMTB Special Edition Icon Shirt of any style ($220 value).

“There are few pieces of equipment in my mountain biking collection as important to me as my Kitsbow Icon shirt which is hands down the most loved piece of clothing I own,” said Jake Bayless, CAMTB President. “Kitsbow was born in California, and it makes all the sense in the world that their company sees the promise that CAMTB holds here for all of us – more trails and better trails.”

Founding donors will have a hand in creating awareness for local clubs across the state, developing messaging that will foster a positive image of mountain biking to emphasize education, diversity, and healthy lifestyle choices, supporting lobbying efforts in Sacramento and building an effective and collaborative resource hub for trail advocacy best practices.

“The trails we ride on are the very foundation of mountain biking, and it’s so special to us to be able to support efforts like CAMTB who are committed to making a difference,” said David Billstrom, CEO of Kitsbow. “With our roots in California, we couldn’t be more aligned with CAMTB and the recognized need for a stronger voice for mountain bikers across the Golden State.”

To learn more about the CAMTB Founder’s Donation and custom Kitsbow packages, visit: https://camtb.org/asp-products/founders-donation/

About Kitsbow

Kitsbow was established in Sonoma County, California eight years ago by dedicated mountain bikers and apparel industry veterans. Because its designers have logged years in the saddle, each detail is obsessively considered. Every element — down to zippers and reflective piping — is vetted for quality, style, and durability. Relocating its manufacturing to Old Fort, North Carolina in 2019, Kitsbow is committed to a Made to Order manufacturing model, minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility to serve the customer. Kitsbow already makes over 50% of its products in the U.S.A. and is on track to be making all of its products in-house by 2021. To learn more about Kitsbow, visit www.kitsbow.com.

About California Mountain Biking Coalition

The California Mountain Biking Coalition’s mission is to improve and increase trail access for off-road biking throughout California by providing a unified statewide voice for organizations and individuals. To learn more about CAMTB, visit www.camtb.org / @camtborg