By: Garrett Dvorkin
The Semper Fi Fund is giving Veterans a chance to bike down some greatest trails in the country. Semper Fi teamed up with IMB and Cannondale to make it all possible . The event took place in Navato, CA and helped vets shred down the trails and get outdoors. IMB also made sure that the mountain biking didn’t end after just a weekend, the veterans also took home custom bikes.
What made the camp so special were the teachers. Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler were there to help instruct the veterans. They have won the Downieville Downhill a combined 13 times and are both members of the Cannondale OverMountain Team. With great instruction, Weir and Moeschler made this experience possible..
On the importance of mountain biking as a release for veterans, Sam Tickle, the associate director of Team Semper Fi said, “These athletes will have the opportunity to learn advanced mountain bike skills from two of the best mountain bikers in the US, riding some of the most amazing trails in the country. Plus, they’ll have an opportunity to build confidence in the sport and connect with fellow service members, making friendships that can last a lifetime.” Team Semper Fi continues to do great things for veterans in so many ways.