2014 Winter Stoke Party Recap and Dirt Junkie
MTB Video & Photo Contest Results

Even though snow was falling all over Puget Sound, more than 200 people packed the Gerk’s Ski and Cycle store in Issaquah last Saturday night for the 2nd Annual Winter Stoke Party and Dirt Junkie MTB Video & Photo Contest. The Schooner Exact kegs were flowin’, folks won sweet prizes in the silent auction and raffles, and everyone voted for their favorite photo and video.

Hosted by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, the party was a huge success raising more than $7000 in net proceeds for Evergreen’s Washington Student League for middle school and high school age kids, and their Education Program. Best of all…Plenty of wintertime mountain bike stoke was generated along the way, and a stellar time was had by all!

This year three of the six videos entered were shot by and/or starred teenagers. Pretty cool stuff. If you didn’t make the party, you can check out this year’s winning entries below.

Dirt Junkie Video Contest Winners
1st Place - Dale Shahan’s video of Jonathan Allyn riding in the Chuckanuts

2nd Place - Devon Toribio with the Story of the MTB Trail God (Riding filmed in Spokane)

3rd Place – Vince Smith with On the Cutting Edge filmed at Tokul

Dale won a camping package from REI complete with a Half Dome 2+ Tent & footprint, an REI Traverse 30 Pack and a water bottle. Devon and Vince won sweet packs and jerseys from Platypus Hydration.

Dirt Junkie Photo Contest Winners
1st Place – Josh Sanborn’s Duthie in the Fog

2nd Place – Jameson Florence with Sunlight through the Trees on Tiger

3rd Place – Len Francies’ In the Clouds shot of the Palisades overlook

Josh won a camping package from REI complete with a Half Dome 2+ Tent & footprint, an REI Traverse 30 Pack and a water bottle. Jameson and Len won sweet packs and jerseys from Platypus Hydration.

Diamondback Mason Bike Raffle Winner: This fine bike was won by Spencer Gevers.

Thanks to everyone who entered the photo & video contest - and to everyone who bought bike raffle tickets or came out to the party!

Of course, a big shout out to all the party sponsors (Diamondback Bicycles, Gerk’s Ski and Cycle, Schooner Exact Brewing, REI, Platypus Hydration and PinkBike). Plus all those who donated items to the silent auction including The Lumberyard, Stevens Pass Bike Park, and more.

Extra big thanks go out to the fine folks at Gerk’s for providing such a stellar venue for the party PLUS two gift cards worth $500 total… And to Diamondback for providing the bike we raffled off, and sponsoring the pint glasses everyone received!

If you couldn't make it this year, start shooting those photos and videos now. Then make plans to be at the next Winter Stoke Party in February 2015. To be notified of the party via email sign up for MTB News & Updates . Or like us at facebook.com/evergreenmtb. Until then, happy riding!


Last modified on 2014-02-11 13:43:10 by Stacy Karacostas.

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