Specialized AllRide Academy

The Specialized AllRide Academy is designed to attract kids to the healthy, passionate lifestyle that mountain biking offers. It is a gateway into the core of the industry and a stepping-stone for kids to pursue their dreams whether recreational, competitive or working in the bike industry.

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Kirt Voreis supports select events by bringing his posse of kids to enjoy some racing action.

The Specialized AllRide Academy is not a factory race team nor a buy in team; it is a passion driven "Brogram" designed to give kids the experience of sportsmanship, camaraderie, successes, failures, perseverance and life skills.

It is a unique opportunity to be mentored and guided by one of the most respected professionals in mountain biking who is also an example of someone who persevered from a tumultuous childhood.

The Academy gives kids (ages 12-21) opportunities to experience mountain biking events and helps them discover the importance of having a passion and paying it forward to others. 

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  • If professional racing is their dream, Kirt will connect riders to key industry professionals who can help them land a spot on a factory race team.

  • With almost two decades under his belt in the bike industry, Kirt has developed lasting relationships with companies and he is eager to introduce kids to influential people who can help them achieve their goals.

  • Kids will learn how to maintain their equipment from skilled ex-pro downhiller and world cup mechanic, Colin Bailey, who has been a sponsored rider since the age of nine.

  • Kids will learn the importance of following a passion and living a healthy, active life.

  • Kids will learn how to find sponsors, maintain relationships and promote themselves if they wish to pursue racing.

  • They will be exposed to different careers and opportunities in the bike industry to explore working in the industry beyond racing.

  • Kids will learn the importance of "paying it forward" by sharing equipment and will be encouraged to attract others to the mountain bike lifestyle.