Having made his mark crushing XC tracks around the world, Adam Craig might have stopped racing but he hasn’t slowed down. A leading trail access advocate and product testing maestro, he is now a key member of the Rapha athlete roster.03 June 2021
A stalwart of the mountain biking scene in his home states of Maine, Oregon and around the world, Adam Craig needs little introduction. And with eighteen US national titles across various disciplines as well as an appearance at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to his name, Adam’s experience is second to few others.
Now, after a career that saw him compete at the top level in World Cup XC, CX and the Enduro World Series, his focus is shifting. Having moved back home to Maine in New England, he’s not only dedicating his time to building new trails, but helping to grow a feeder series of domestic races that’s accessible to up and coming talent.
“There’s lessons to be learned in everything so is anything a waste of time?”
As lead representative for the North American Continental Enduro Series, Adam adds legitimacy and an eye for detail to a calendar that’s aiming to bridge the gap for new riders between the far-flung and fast-paced environments of the Enduro World Series and the domestic scene in the US.
And not content with growing races, he’s also growing trail bases as an Oregon Timber Trail Alliance member, steward, and community builder.
We’re proud to support Adam’s continuing influence on the sport, and look forward to working with him on everything from advocacy to apparel.
“I feel lucky to have been able to retain an appreciation for riding after a long career. And I’ll always have it.”
THE YEAR AHEAD
While Adam doesn’t spend as much time competing these days, his calendar is still packed with the volunteer work he does to build, maintain and rehabilitate trails in and around his home in Oregon.
CARRABASSETT BACKCOUNTRY CYCLE CHALLENGE
Covering a great mix of terrain, the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge is a mountain bike endurance event and the largest annual fundraiser for the Carrabassett Valley trail network. Winding through beautiful, unspoiled forests, with deep climbs and fast descents, this ride is sure to be an adventure for Adam, who will be taking on the 100k course.
17th July 2021
EASTERN STATES CUP ENDURO AND DOWNHILL RACE
In line with his trail advocacy work, Adam will be working with Sugarloaf staff and volunteers to put together a five-stage race for the EWS Gold Qualifier utilising a wide variety of terrain.
11th-12th September 2021
RAPHA PERFORMANCE TRAILWEAR
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Men's Trail 3/4 Sleeve Jersey
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Women's Trail Technical T-Shirt
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Men’s Trail Shorts
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