*A trip for two to sunny Las Vegas, entry to 2007's Interbike and the chance to ogle all the new cycling goodies slated to hit the shelves in 2008*

*A 2008 Mission 3, Diamondback’s versatile all-mountain machine. Nimble, efficient and stable, the Mission 3 features Shimano’s new Deore XT components, including the Shadow rear derailleur and high power disc brakes.*

*15 minutes of fame in a Diamondback ad that will appear in Dirt Rag featuring the winner on their new Mission 3.*

*Swag from Dirt Rag, Diamondback, Fox Racing Shox, Rockshox, Shimano and WTB. *

To enter, simply go to diamondback.com and click on the “What’s Your Mission?” button to submit your all-mountain inspiring description and photo.

You will also find the fine print there, too, but here’s some to get you started: No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. Contest submissions will be accepted from May 1 through August 1, 2007. Entrant must both author their description and take the photo submitted

Friday, May 18, 2007

Mark F. - Tucson, AZ

What turns my cranks is watching other people grin as they turn theirs on a trail I have designed and gotten built. Riding a bike on singletrack is fun, but giving that joy to others – now that’s a rush. Over the past three years I have organized volunteer crews to construct 24 miles of the Arizona Trail in Southern Arizona. I am the principal designer of the trail, which has quickly become a must-ride for locals and visitors, who love the combination of striking scenery and fun riding. I have put hundreds of volunteer hours into the project, but it has been woth it to see people enjoying the trail. This trail has, in addition to spectacular scenery, state-of-the-art design to make it sustainable, which is a real challenge in an area where soils are rocky and loose and precipitation comes at high volume and velocity. Last July we had a 500-year flood event, and the trail suffered only a few very minor problems. For more information on the project, go to http://www.aztrail-build.org/.