Trail One sends $5,000 to Kenya for world-class enduro trails

Trail One Components is proud to announce another $3,000 donation to Kijabe Mountain Biking, bringing the total contribution to $5,000 for building and maintaining the fantastic singletrack trails in Kijabe, Kenya.

This gift was made possible from the proceeds of our Hell's Gate Grips. We set aside $1 for every Trail One product and periodically donate the funds to deserving trail networks.

Kijabe sits on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, on an incline that covers 2,500 vertical feet from top to bottom and includes several different types of terrain over 50,000 acres of MTB paradise. Kijabe Mountain Biking has developed more than 70 trails in the area, and the trails are open to riders of all skill levels.

Trail One and the Kijabe Forest Trust have helped fund two full-time trail workers, James and Essau (aka Biggie), who are hard at work creating a world-class trail network. Kijabe has even become the premier stop on the East African Enduro race series. 

Kijabe Mountain Biking keeps their Trailforks region updated, so you can poke around if you're curious about the network.

Trail One co-founder Brian Kennedy visited Kijabe in December of 2017 and had a blast with the locals. The classic BKXC video "The Mountain Bike Safari" is where Brian first rode Hell's Gate National Park and realized Hell's Gate was a perfect name for Trail One's first set of grips.