July 2020 is Trail Karma Month

Trail Karma Month is a campaign by @trailforks to raise awareness and increase funding for trail associations like STORM to keep people enjoying the outdoors. We encourage everyone to support your favorite trails by donating via Trail Karma in the @trailforks app during July 2020. Donate during the month of July and you can win some amazing prizes from Santa Cruz, Garmin, RockShox, Kona and more by giving Trail Karma! Download Trailforks in the App store today or click the links below to find out more to go directly to the STORM Trailforks page!

https://www.trailforks.com/karma/drive/

https://www.trailforks.com/region/san-antonio/karma/

STORM Cycling Apparel

We’ve got some great adds and updates to our Club Store. Show your support for STORM on your group and solo rides!

STORM Ridebiker online store

  • Women’s specific bib shorts
  • Youth sizes
  • Long sleeve jerseys
  • AND so much more on the club store!

Order from our online store by creating an account and selecting  “South Texas Off Road Mountain Bikers” under “Join A Club” at https://ridebikercustom.com/join

For more info, go to the STORM Store page

Podium Stands – Sponsor Highlight

Interview of Ryan Toman (owner of Podium Stands) by Brenda Gonzalez (STORM Vice President)

Brenda: How did you get into mountain biking?

Ryan: I was always very interested in biking.  When I was around 7 years old, I started modifying frames and forks on bicycles. I would chop off the forks and extend them to at least 3 feet, raking out the bike pretty long. These weren’t the easiest bikes to ride, though.  Evel Knievel was on top as far as motorcycle daredevils.  Most boys wanted to be like him at the time.  Me and a neighbor friend decided we would jump one of my creations, the handle bars spun around on one of our jumps, taking a plug out of my buddies’ leg, and left his skin and tissue where the bar end should have been. I continued to always like biking.  One day one of my buddies told me he had an extra mountain bike and said, “Let’s go ride McAllister Park”.  I came home bloody and bruised from that first mountain bike ride and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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