Two months from now, the first race of the Oregon Enduro Series 2013 will take place in Bend. To spice things up even more, the organisators now announced …the Oregon Enduro Muscle Milk Team Challenge”. Here comes the official press release:

Muscle Milk Challenge during the Oregon Enduro Series 2013

We are happy to announce a new addition to our events …the Oregon Enduro Muscle Milk Team Challenge!” This is a new and innovative way to bring a team atmosphere to a relatively individual sport while encouraging our participants to give back to their communities, trails and favorite charities.

Athletes will race for their individual results, and combine points with their teammates for a team score. There will be a winning team at each individual race and an overall Team Challenge winner crowned at the Oregon Enduro Finals. Winning teams will have a cash donation made to their charity of choice. The Oregon Enduro series prides itself on giving back to the trails we race and ride on, and we want to extend and reward that passion to the racers who attend our events.



The Team Challenge will be open to both Pro and amateur teams of two (2) or more participating athletes. There is no extra charge to participate in the Team Challenge. Teams can participate in one, a few or all five of the Oregon Enduro races. Teams will submit their requested profile information to or fill out the online team registration form on the Oregon Enduro website. Click here for the Team Challenge registration form.

The following information is needed:

  • One or two images that represent the Team.
  • Races your team plans on attending.
  • Title and Brief team description including names of team members.
  • Link to team’s website or blog
  • The teams’ charity of choice
  • Short description of any charitable contributions to society the team has made in the last year…this could be trail work, financial donations, volunteering time, bike-part donations to under privileged kids, etc. If you need ideas, visit the Giving Back page on the Oregon Enduro website…click here.

After each race, a winning team will be chosen by the team’s average results and level of contribution to society. The results portion will be the average accumulated points—the same points received for the Oregon Enduro overall points series divided by the number of team members. The second qualifying factor (charitable contribution) will be determined by a small group of judges on
the Oregon Enduro and Muscle Milk staff. A winning team is awarded after each race.

The top five teams will be selected based on their average race results; the judge’s then review their charitable contributions to select a deserving team. Team points will be kept throughout the five-race series for an overall Team Challenge winner selected at the Finals base solely on the points standings.


The team challenge winners of each race will be awarded $250 cash donated to their charity of choice. The team members will receive Muscle Milk gear, and a month supply of Muscle Milk products. The team and team’s sponsors will be highlighted in a press release after each event.

The overall Team Challenge Champions will be the team with the most combined points for all five Oregon Enduro races. The winning team will receive free entries to the 2014 Oregon Enduro Series and be crowned the Oregon Enduro Muscle Milk Team Challenge Champions.

Check our Racing section or the official Website for further information on the Oregon Enduro Series.


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Aaron Steinke

Aaron was our first employee and actively helped make our company what it is today, significantly shaping the look and direction of our various magazines. Aaron has been pursuing his own projects since mid-2020 but he continues to advise and support us on issues of marketing and technology. For many years, you would usually have found Aaron at casual enduro races, but increasingly you'll find him riding his road bike – long live freedom on two wheels!