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Mark Weir of WTB & Fox Shox is officially confirmed for the Urge Cabo Verde

The event will be hosted in Cabo Verde (islands along Africa's west coast) from January 28th to February 7th.  The goal of the event is to raise proceeds to benefit a helpcare association in the country, similar to the Urge Nepal and Urge Kenya events held in 2009.

Weir had these words to say about his involvement:

Mark after the Urge Kenya in 2009, welcome back on the Urge Cabo Verde! Happy to be again one actor of those adventures?

M.W :
I'm looking forward to the adventures and glad that I could be apart of this great reason for riding my bike.

In Kenya, your bike had been lost in transports... this year, have you already chosen the bike you are going to take?

M.W :
I did lose my bike for Kenya and it is always hard to ride someone else bike that is not your own. Fred was nice enough to let me use his and I am very thankful. It was much better then running the course on foot.

You'll represent USA in this adventure, hard challenge?

M.W :
Not hard. it just means I'm not expected to win. In these style of events the USA will always be the under dog. Being the under dog is something I'm use too. I will represent with a smile.

Have you ever riden on a volcano like Fogo?

M.W :
This will be a chance of life time for me and I'm excited to ride this moon like land scape.

What is your feeling about the humanitarian actions included in the event? Is it important for you that MTB begin to give a little contribution to people living in the countries you ride?

M.W :
It feels much better knowing that our hard efforts on the bike are not always a solo score. To help others while helping your own soul is a win win situations. I'm happy to help and happy to be given the opportunity to help.

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