RIDE CONCEPTS PRESENTS THE DIG TO RIDE FUND BENEFITING THE TILLAMOOK OFF-ROAD TRAIL ALLIANCE IN 2022
Ride Concepts introduces their Dig To Ride Fund with their TNT flat shoe
Ride Concepts and the Tillamook Off-Road Trail Alliance, or TORTA began when they watched a film called Biketown where they were moved by the passion of the community dedicated to keeping up the beautiful trails on the Oregon coast. The Dig to Ride fund is specifically going to benefit the Buzzard Butte Trail Network which is a year-round contemporary singletrack project with 35 miles of trails as well as the skills development project at the Nestucca Valley Elementary school.
Ride Concepts’ TNT shoe is what they are using to build up the fund for these organizations. They are dedicating $3 of all North American wholesale and direct sales of the TNT flat shoe to build the fund and will donate the money in its entirety at the end of the year when they’ve sold every shoe possible.
The TNT flat shoe is purposed for gravity riding and trail building. It’s a burley shoe with ankle protection and features Ride Concepts’ MAX GRIP rubber outsole which has been optimized for traction while hiking and digging. We just received a pair of these shoes to test out and see if they stand up to the torture of hiking, digging, and riding. Look for a review sometime in the future.
It’s a fact, trails don’t build themselves. Concurrently, trail networks with well-served access are an essential recreational resource and a foundation of the mountain bike community. It’s our turn to recognize and support the tireless efforts of non-profit trail alliances across North America. This is why we created the Dig To Ride Fund, an annual fund dedicated to supporting trail building projects. We have chosen to dedicate our 2022 Dig To Ride Fund to the Tillamook Off-Road Trail Alliance (TORTA) in Tillamook County, Oregon.
The Dig To Ride Fund is a dedicated donation where $3 of all North American wholesale and direct sales of our TNT shoe is pooled annually. TNT is our workhorse gravity and trail building flat shoe. TNT meets the tough demands of all-season, all-day digging and works even harder when it’s time to session the new builds. TNT is burly through and through with a microfiber upper for durability and performance in all conditions, D3O® impact protection in the medial collar to ward off unexpected crank-side encounters and a robust, custom-molded toe cap and heel run defense fore to aft. The MAX GRIP rubber outsole features a recessed area on the toe and heel for traction while hiking and digging. The generously sized hook and loop Powerstrap tops it off for a final sense of security.
Our partnership with TORTA in 2022 was natural and spawned from Biketown – a film by Freehub magazine. We were moved by the organization’s passion and dedication to world class mountain biking trails on the Oregron coast. The non-profit has developed a strategic master plan to create a system of trails for community enhancement in and around the Pacific City area. Our Dig To Ride Fund will benefit the Buzzard Butte Trail Network, a 35 mile year-round contemporary singletrack project, and the Nestucca Valley Elementary School skills park, an all-levels skills development project at a local public school. Our donation will be made at the end of the year once we have maximized sales of the TNT shoe.
TNT is the shoe that builds trails, quite literally, and now your purchase contributes to our Dig To Ride Fund, benefiting two new trail projects in Tillamook County, Oregon.
More information on the Ride Concepts Dig To Ride Fund can be found at www.rideconcepts.com/pages/
About Ride Concepts
Driven by our commitment to superior fit, function and style, we are riders challenging the boundaries of mountain biking by providing the most progressive bike footwear. Bound together by our love of dirt and speed, we’re committed to building a community founded on the idea that no matter how you ride, you belong with us. Rideconcepts.com
TORTA is a volunteer based non-profit organization founded for the enjoyment of bike enthusiasts in Tillamook County. We aim to develop a world class, comprehensive biking trail system just outside of Pacific City, Oregon and create a culture of mountain biking stoke in the Pacific Northwest. Tortamtb.com