Vancouver Island couple tweet entries for Specialized’s new Trail Crew

Following on the launch of Specialized’s new 2010 lineup of bicycles, a promotion was created to bring some avid bikers into the big “S” family in what’s being called the Specialized Trail Crew. A blog post provided the details

“We’re looking for a few good riders. More specifically, we’re looking for a few avid mountain bikers. People who ride a lot, can tell a good story and lead group rides. Riders who respect and are respected by their riding buddies.”

Quick to note this amazing opportunity both Colin and Teresa wrote up their applications for this awesome contest.

“Having ridden Specialized bikes for many years, this was a great opportunity” the author for noted. “I wore out my last specialized with many travels around BC, over Vancouver Island and even Europe. For the last few years I have been mapping many of the trails throughout Vancouver Island and thanks to a great warranty on my old M2 I now do so on a Specialized Rockhopper.”

His partner Teresa also raved about this amazing opportunity. “A chance to demo a 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR for a year and all I have to do is write about it? Is this for real? Those were my exact thoughts when I heard about this contest so I figured, why not?” Teresa currently rides a 2007 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, part of the Designs for Women line of bikes.

Specialized has harnessed the world of social media with this contest. “The directions: Get on Twitter, and send an @reply to us at @iamspecialized with a link to a blog post you’ve written or a video you’ve recorded that tells us why you’re the right guy for the job.” They are posting entries on their Facebook page at

Twitter has taken the cycling world by storm this summer with Tour de France tweets from riders such as Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and more. In Glasgow 200 riders and in Dublin 1000 joined Lance for an impromptu ride from a tweet.

You can find Colin’s entry at and Teresa’s at and check out more about the 2010 Specialized Stumpjumper line at

Comox Valley Mountain is a local Comox Valley community site offering trail info, forums, maps, weather info and more for trails across Vancouver Island.

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