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The North American Enduro Cup Announces the 2024 Women's Privateers Contest to Empower Female Mountain Bikers 1

Giving three women riders a shot at sponsorship!

The North American Enduro Cup is proud to announce the 2024 Women’s Privateers Contest aimed at supporting the enduro racing goals of three women for the 2024 season. The 2024 Women’s Privateers Contest is designed to provide three dedicated female mountain bikers without current sponsorship with an opportunity for support for the for the 2024 race season.


How to Enter:

Create a Reel on Instagram:

Showcase the best clips that highlight who you are and your passion for mountain biking and racing.

In the Caption:

Tell us your story! Share a few words about yourself, why you want to pursue racing, what your racing goals are this season and why you’re the best fit for the NAEC Privateers.

Tag it:

Tag @northamericanendurocup in your reel and add the hashtag #NAECPrivateers in your caption.

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By posting a reel, entrants acknowledge and accept the NAEC Privateers terms and conditions available at No purchase is necessary to be eligible to win.

An amazing board of judges will carefully review the eligible entries and select one winner and two runners up. Entries will be accepted from March 1st 12:01 AM PST to April 5th 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced on Instagram by April 30th.


The 2024 Women’s Privateers Contest is open to women aged 18 and older who are residents of the United States. Unfortunately, residents of Arizona, New York, Florida, and Rhode Island are ineligible.

Visit for complete details and terms & conditions.

The Privateer Awards:

Top Award (Approx. Value $15,832.00):

  • 2024 Transition Carbon Spire*
  • Shimano: XT Drivetrain, Brakes, Wheels, Pedals (choice of XT clips or flats)
  • Fox: Fork and Rear Shock
  • Aurum Suspension Initial Setup Session at the 2024 NAEC, Ongoing Tuning Support for the 2024 Season, and Full Custom Tune with High Flow Piston Kits
  • Pro Components: Handlebars, Stem, Grips, Dropper, Dropper Lever, Saddle, Tools
  • Schwalbe: 6 Tires for the 2024 Race Season
  • Pearl Izumi: Two Pairs of Gloves, Two Jersey Tops, Two Bottoms, Two Pairs of Socks, Elbow and Knee Guards, Outerwear Top and Bottom
  • Shimano: One Pair of GE9 or GF6 Shoes
  • Smith Optics: Two Pairs Wildcat Glasses and Squad MTB Goggles**
  • Lazer Helmets: Jackal Helmet (half shell) and Cage or Chase Helmet (full face)
  • Two Entries to the 2024 NAEC**, Includes Three Nights Lodging and Lift Tickets at Silver Mt. Resort for the NAEC Race Weekend, June 14-16, 2024
  • Two Season Passes to the 2024 Cascadia Dirt Cup**
  • Two Season Passes to the 2024 Montana Enduro Series**
  • $1,000 Cash from the NAEC for 2024 Racing Expenses

Two Runners Up Awards (Approx. Value of Each $4,419.50):

  • Shimano: XT Drivetrain and Brakes
  • Pro Components: Handlebars, Stem, Grips, Dropper, Dropper Lever, Saddle, Grips, Tools
  • Schwalbe: One Set of Tires
  • Aurum Suspension Setup Session at the 2024 NAEC
  • Smith Optics: One Pair of Wildcat Glasses and Squad MTB Goggles
  • One Entry to the 2024 NAEC
  • Includes Lift Tickets at Silver Mt. Resort for the Race Weekend, June 15-16, 2024
  • One Season Pass for the 2024 Cascadia Dirt Cup
  • One Season Pass for the 2024 Montana Enduro Series

* Winner's choice of size and color. Subject to availability and stock on hand. 
**Why two? Because it's more fun with a friend!


Meet the NAEC Women’s Privateers Board:

Jill Kintner

Jill is one of the most accomplished female athletes on two wheels. She won a BMX Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics, three consecutive UCI 4X Mountain Bike World Championships, 15 World Cup wins, five Crankworx World titles, Downhill World Cup podiums, Pump track World titles, EWS Enduro stage wins, two NAEC titles, and 25 Elite USA National Championships.

Porsha Murdock

Porsha began mountain biking to make friends after moving to a new state. Since competing in her first enduro race in 2015, Porsha has won the Oregon Enduro Series, the Big Mountain Enduro Series, a National Championship, and represented the U.S. twice at the Enduro World Series Trophy of Nations event.

Amy Morrison

Amy is a high school health science teacher who got into mountain biking 11 years ago. She grew up water skiing and pole vaulted at Clemson University, then was hooked on enduro racing after starting to ride. Among many other accolades, she’s the current U.S. National Enduro Champion, won the 2023 Trans Madeira, and has won the California Enduro Series.

Alicia Leggett

Mountain biking transformed Alicia Leggett's world. She started riding as a teenager and began racing enduro in the Montana Enduro Series, branching out over the next few years to races nationwide and worldwide in the Enduro World Series. She's moved on from racing but is still part of the bike world. She works for writing articles about mountain biking and has spent a large block of her time there testing and reviewing bikes.

Ady Bee Lane

Ady Bee Lane is one of the directors/party planners for the Sturdy Dirty Enduro, the largest women's enduro race in the United States. She’s been a part of growing the Sturdy Dirty from its origins in 2013 into the beloved (and unparalleled) women’s-only event it is today. She likes to spend her time riding her bikes, trail building, skiing, hanging out with her kid and husband, and eating soup.

Melina Glock

Melina got into mountain biking 11 years ago and what started as a personal thrill soon turned into a mission to get more people into the sport. She spent five years coaching, rallying friends, youth, and newbies alike to join in on the dirt-filled fun. Melina competed at local and national races for four years, and now works in the bike industry as the marketing director for the North American Enduro Cup.

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