evo and Transition Bikes Launch New Mountain Bike evoTrip


evo and Transition Bikes partner up to expand travel destinations by offering a Chilean mountain biking trip.

The two companies have joined forces in order to offer consumers a broader range of choices when it comes to picking their next destination. This Christmas, Chile just got a little more attractive for everyone on two wheels.

Seattle, WA (Oct 8, 2015) – After successfully launching into the mountain bike category in May, Seattle-based action sports and outdoor retailer evo will grow its bike and travel business with the addition of a destination mountain bike trip to Chile in December 2015, under its evoTrip adventure travel program. Combining the same blend of sport and culture embodied by evoTrip's ski and snowboard offerings, the Las Trancas, Chile evoTrip immerses a limited number of guests with mountain bike pros, local community, daily adventure, and a stunning cultural and activity setting.


"This Chile mountain bike trip and evoTrip as a whole embodies so much of what evo is all about," says Bryce Phillips, founder and CEO of evo. "evoTrip brings together great people from around the world that share a deep passion for riding, immerses them in a new culture, and deepens our connection with our customers to create a truly extraordinary experience. Capping it off with Transition Bikes owners Kyle Young and Kevin Menard makes this an even more exciting opportunity to launch our first mountain bike trip."


Want to stamp your passport to incredible mountain biking in the Andes? Guests will travel with the founders of evo and Transition Bikes as they explore the tallest mountains in the Southern Hemisphere. Guests will ride a mix of downhill and enduro trails in the remote and beautiful Valle Las Trancas in the Bio Bio region, one of the epicenters of Chilean mountain biking. The group will ride the park at Nevados de Chillan, home of the first race of the 2014 Enduro World Series, as well as discover active volcanoes, natural hot springs and waterfalls on guided rides through the trail systems of Reserva Rocanegra Ecologica. Evenings will feature sunsets, BBQs, and lounging at the beautiful Rocanegra Mountain Lodge and Spa. Guests will also have an opportunity to visit the coast of Cobquecura and surf the Buchupuero break prior to heading into Santiago to get a taste of Chilean culture and nightlife before the trip ends.

evoTrip Las Trancas Mountain Biking

Trip Dates: December 6-13, 2015

Spaces: Limited availability, only 8 spaces available

Location: Rocanegra Mountain Lodge, Las Trancas, Chile

Pricing: Early Bird – $2,650 (until Oct 15), Regular – $2,850 (until Nov 1)

Info and Booking: http://www.evo.com/evotrip-chile-mountain-bike.aspx

This trip is recommended only for intermediate-advanced mountain bikers. It is tailored for people seeking a new adventure participating in activities they love, soaking up new cultures and meeting incredible people along the way.

For more details and booking information to secure your spot for epic Chilean mountain biking, visit: http://www.evo.com/evotrip-chile-mountain-bike.aspx

About evo:
evo is an innovative action sports and outdoor lifestyle retailer with roots in the Pacific Northwest. evo's focus on community and crafting extraordinary customer experiences has propelled the company from its humble beginnings in a small Seattle apartment to one of the fastest growing lifestyle retailers in the nation. Over 14 years, evo has grown from its strong online presence to open flagship stores in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR that proudly showcase evo's trademark blend of sport, culture, art, retail, and service. Through evoTrip, customers can experience the evo lifestyle of sport and culture through destination travel to ski, snowboard, or mountain bike remote wonders around the world. Leveraging our success to give back, evo helps underprivileged children through volunteer time, donations, and other support for local and national non-profit organizations including The Service Board and Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information on evo and its programs, please visit evo.com

About Transition Bikes:
Transition Bikes is the story of Pacific Northwest shredders quitting their jobs and building bikes, but never forgetting why they got into the business in the first place – riding. Kevin and Kyle quit their jobs at a telecommunications company in 2001, founded Transition, and began selling bikes in 2003. Their rider owned vision of not taking things too seriously, combined with innovative designs like the BottleRocket have, no pun intended, propelled Transition into the spotlight of mountain bike manufacturing. Transition bikes are versatile, crafted with attention to detail, and above all, designed for you to have a ton of fun. Transition’s PNW roots (Bellingham, Washington to be exact) along with their passion and dedication to riding make them a perfect fit at evo. Shred on!