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‘Giant Challenge’ Classes Featured at Ryan Villopoto Amateur Cup




Giant Trance JR 26 and Trance 2 bikes to be awarded to two overall class champions.


Giant Bicycle USA is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with the 2nd Annual Ryan Villopoto Amateur Motocross Cup hosted by Grays Harbor ORV Park located in the Capitol State Forest in McCleary, Washington, August 15th-18th. There will be two (2) “Giant Challenge” winners and each be awarded a Maestro Suspension Giant mountain bike.  Additionally, for 2019, Giant and Liv brands are offering a 10% discount on any bicycle by using code “VILLOPOTO10.”  The top 3 podium finishers will also receive a special gift bag from Giant/Liv at the awards ceremony.


The multi-time champion, Ryan Villopoto knows what it takes to clip in. “It’s awesome to have Giant returning for the RV Cup again,” said Ryan. “I was honored to give away the bikes last year. Now to offer every rider a discount code this year elevates having a sponsor like Giant on board.  All of the ‘Challenge’ classes are the longest of our moto’s so it’s not about who is the fastest rider.”


The first class is the 85cc Mini Jr Challenge for 9-12 year-olds, and the other is the 250cc B Challenge race for Intermediate “B” ranked young adults. The younger champion in the 9-12 year-old race will win a special Giant Challenge trophy and a 2019 Trance JR 26 mountain bike. The 250 Intermediate class winner will also receive a Giant Challenge trophy as well as a 2019 Giant Trance 2 mountain bike.


The Giant Trance JR 26 is a full-suspension trail bike designed for younger riders, featuring 120mm of Maestro Suspension Technology – the same technology found on the bikes ridden by the pros of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team. The frame is built from Giant’s ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, and the RockShox Deluxe RT rear shock is trunnion-mounted for optimal suspension and control. The Trance JR 26 retails for $1995.


The Giant Trance 2 is a trail bike that thrives in the most challenging conditions. The frameset is engineered with a lightweight yet super strong and stiff ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with a trunnion-mount rear shock, an Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm, and 140mm of smooth, active Maestro suspension to conquer the roughest trails. The Trance 2 also is designed around 27.5-inch wheels, which deliver both quickness and control on rugged terrain. It also comes with a 150mm suspension fork, making it perfect for technical terrain. The Giant Trance 2 retails for $2900.


“We’re really excited about returning our support to the athletes of the Ryan Villopoto Amateur Motocross Cup with the Giant Challenge,” said Tabetha Kay, Giant USA Events Manager. “The kids competing in moto are already experts at shredding and we know the winners will enjoy getting out on our trail bikes as much as they like their motocross machines.”


Early registration remains open through Monday, August 5th. For more information about the RV Cup, see the links below.


Website:           www.RVMXCup.com

Facebook:        www.Facebook.com/RVMXCup

Twitter:             www.Twitter.com/RVMXCup

Instagram:       www.Instagram.com/RVMXCup

YouTube:          www.YouTube.com/RVMXCup

SnapChat:        RVMXCup

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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