Kenda/Haro Factory Trials, Freeride and Stunt Rider Mike Steidley is the overall winner of the 2009 North American Trials Series crowning him the number one rider in North America. Steidley took the gold medal home at final round of the Nationals held at Spirit Mountain Ski Resort in Duluth, MN. A strong placement edged Steidley into the first place position for the series champion.
This is the Eight National Tile for Steidley in his career since he had his first professional win at Mount Snow back in 1998 where he won the 1998 NORBA Junior National Champion Title. Since moving to the pro class Steidley has obtained 16 regional Championships and holds Norba National Titles Championships in both 2007 and 2008. Furthermore, Steidley also holds the 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 North American Trials Championship Titles. The 2009 North American Trials Series (NATS) events took place in California, New York, Tennessee, British Columbia, and Minnesota.
Back from Vegas and wasted no time jumping back into my demo program. Right after Interbike I grabbed my trailer and headed down to Sandy Hook, NJ to take part in the Bike New York Twin Lights Ride. This event is put on by the same bunch that organizes the massive 5 Boros ride in NYC and it takes place right on the water in the top part of the Jersey shore. The post ride festival set the stage for a very relaxed afternoon of shows and a few snapshots are below.