PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The clothing brand Kitsbow has announced its inaugural Trail Advocate Program and its first Trail Advocate of the Year recipients: Joe Lopresti (Homer Glen, Illinois), Tim Kugler (Gunnison, Colorado) and Erik Mickelson (Northvale, New Jersey).
“Community is vital to the mission of Kitsbow — communities create and maintain our trails, and without trails we have no mountainbiking. We have taken that fellowship on the road with us wherever we travel, whether it be for work or play,” said Zander Nosler, founder of Kitsbow. “In recognizing important members who serve their local communities, we’re bringing our message back to the two things that make our company a reality: the people and the trails.”
The three Trail Advocates were nominated by their peers in February, with over 800 total votes online. All are allied with trail organizations in their respective communities with a passion for trail advocacy and building. The three recipients will receive a selection of technical gear from Kitsbow, as well as Kitsbow’s help in spreading the word about trail advocacy in Colorado, Illinois and New Jersey.
Lopresti is a board member and trail coordinator with Chicago Area Mountain Bikers. He discovered a passion for mountain biking as …read more