We spent the better part of the other weekend with all our downhill mountain biking friends and beer lovers alike at this year’s TDS Enduro

The annual mountain bike event is a weekend full of competitive stages, downhill lines, and heavy dirt jumping in the hills of Grass Valley, California. At least that’s what the fine print says. If you want to imagine the setting for TDS Enduro, picture a scene with hyper-focused mountain bikers ripping down sweeping mountain trails with control and coolness, despite having to navigate around rocks, trees, and rowdy crowds. Think dirt, lots of shouting, and smiles all around. Oh, and a fair share of cold ones being cracked into by everyone lucky enough to be there watching.

It’s no secret there were plenty of 805s and Cervezas to be had of course. On a side note, another not-so-secret observation: have you noticed that our beers taste just as good, if not better when they feature a little mud on the can? It certainly helps it taste like it was well-earned.

But back to TDS. The fans showed up in numbers and were all ready to have a good time. A byproduct of a sunny, early summer weekend? Sure, maybe. But is anyone really making up excuses to get out of a weekend spent sipping cold ones and watching the best mountain bikers around fly down one of the more all-time courses? Exactly, absolutely not.

Grass Valley has always been a special place for hidden downhill and trail riding and we’re always honored to get the invite. Huge shoutout to our 805 Authenticos Ryan (R-Dog) Howard and Tyler McCaul for absolutely sending it over the weekend. And thank you to the Sanchez family for putting it all on.

It’s great to get out of our own backyard and hang out with the vibrant mountain biking community up north, and the TDS Enduro is a reminder of that. Thanks for the killer time, and here’s to keeping everyone hydrated again next year.