Travel the globe, ride the best trails in world-class terrain, and dedicate your life to mountain biking. It’s the stuff dreams are made of for 10 riders competing in the Pinkbike Academy for a shot at one pro contract with Orbea and a $25,000 cash prize purse.
With cameras rolling and challenges laid out, a new reality is waiting for 10 aspiring professional riders on Pinkbike’s new reality series, the Pinkbike Academy — riders who are on the cusp of pro Enduro racing and need a boost to level up. Presented by Shimano and Orbea, 10 men and women were given personalized Orbea Rallons from MyO and put through a series of 10 tough elimination challenges in British Columbia, Canada, designed to bring one rising star to the top. The winner will ride home with $25,000 in their pocket and a one-year pro contract on the Orbea Team.