Racers, past and present, descended on Durango to celebrate the most important race in MTB history
With the 25th Anniversary of the 1990 World Championships on the horizon, we felt the urge to join the celebration. We made a few calls and eventually found Durango cycling advocate, Jonathan Bailey at the other end of the line. Bailey dedicated himself to the success of the celebration and we were excited to help him achieve his goal. With a van full of bikes, out-valuing the van itself, we pointed our compass “SW” for Durango.
Before reaching Durango, we made a pit stop at Absolute Bikes in Salida, CO. We had heard rumors about their collection and it did not disappoint! A couple highlights of their collection included a glow-in-the-dark Sling Shot and an IRD Fullstoker.
Finally, after a scenic 7 hour drive (Colorado’s beauty never fails to impress) we landed at the site of the 1990 Durango MTB World Championships 25th Anniversary celebration; and we found the beginnings of a great party! Bailey and his crew had already amassed a great collection of bikes and memorabilia from the era and we were stoked to contribute!
We brought along a handful of bikes and memorabilia from the early ’90’s to help round out the collection on hand. Take a trip though the party, below.
Stay tuned as we will be releasing exclusive videos with New Overend, Travis Brown, and Greg Herbold in the near future!