Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of being a part of and taking photos of the amazing initiative; sponsored by Specialized Bicycles South Africa and Greg Minnaar Cycles, Soil Searching.
Soil searching is a day, where cyclists come together and give back to the trials that they ride on. They help maintain, build new ones and have a great social time with other athletes.
It was great to see such an awesome turn out at the event. Everyone was excited and enthusiastic about what they came to achieve. It was also awesome to see world class trail builders, such as Nick Floros; who has designed many olympic and world championship courses, guide and enlighten everyone on why and how things are build. The day also ended off with a social braai, where everyone got rewarded for their hard work they put in that day.
The very next day, Specialized Bicycles South Africa hosted a demo day at the Cascades Trails. Anyone could come along and try out some of their latest and greatest bikes.
A few trail builders from the day before even had the chance to ride some of the trails they had build, even if they weren't quite finished yet.
It was great to see such huge smiles on everyones face, dreaming of the next bike they could possibly purchase.
The entire weekend was a great success and enjoyed by everyone involved. it was great to see so many cyclists giving back and excited about giving back. Such a great idea!