Bigger Than Mountains

Last weekend, 13 members of our 2016 Team WBR conquered the Leadville MTB 100 and helped fund more than 540 Buffalo Bicycles! 428 people contributed to the team’s fundraiser along with support from our partners at SRAM MTB, Leadville Race Series, InGamba and Cannondale Drapac. A big thanks to everyone who supported this epic effort! The impact achieved under the fabled Leadville skyline will help mobilize individuals and communities across rural Africa.

Here’s a look at the big week.

Team WBR Leadville Team World Bicycle Relief members Spirits are high in Leadville as they celebrate 500 bikes funded. Photo: Jered Gruber


Team World Bicycle Relief and Team Fat Cyclist join forces for a pre-race dinner. The Fat Cyclist community has raised over $1,000,000 for World Bicycle Relief programs. Photo: Linda Guerette


Team World Bicycle Relief member and Cannondale-Drapac team cyclist Joe rolls through his crew zone. Joe raised funds for 11 bikes and finished the race in 2nd place. Photo: Kevin Scott Batchelor


Team World Bicycle Relief member Kate Ginsbach is all smiles at the top of Columbine. Kate went on to win her age group in the race and raised over $5,000 for World Bicycle Relief.


Team World Bicycle Relief member and professional cyclist for the Giant Alpecin team, Laurens ten Dam, collects his musette bag along the way. Photo: Chris Dunavan


Team World Bicycle Relief member Dave Thompson lines up for the 6:30am race start. Photo: Chris Dunavan


Team World Bicycle Relief members Jered Gruber and Katie Bolling make their way up the single track section of the race. Photo: Ashley Gruber


Team captain Ted King celebrates his Big Buckle and his incredible fundraising effort for World Bicycle Relief! Photo: Jim Merithew


Check out more photos of the Leadville 100 MTB courtesy of Jered and Ashley Gruber >

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