Sombrio Freeride Scholarship

Spreading the Spirit of Freeride

Sombrio started as a cartel – a crew of freeride pioneers exploring the possibilities of what life on two wheels could bring. The spirit of freeride has been at our core since the beginning. It’s all about being creative, pushing the limits, and having fun along the way. It’s about sharing our passion with others and it’s what motivates us every day.

Sombrio, in partnership with IMBA Canada, is proud to introduce the 2nd annual Sombrio Freeride Scholarship – a free ride to an all-inclusive week-long session at mountain bike camp in Whistler, BC, awarded to a promising young Canadian rider who embodies the spirit of freeride.

Sombrio has released a special edition apparel collection with a portion of proceeds going towards funding the Freeride Scholarship.* For 2019, the Special Edition collection highlights the tools of the trade.

About the Sombrio Freeride Scholarship

The 2019 Sombrio Freeride Scholarship is open to Canadian residents with a minimum of intermediate mountain bike skills between the ages of 13 and 18 years old, with parental consent. Each year, Sombrio will donate 10% of proceeds from all Canadian sales of a special edition collection to support the Sombrio Freeride Scholarship.*

The Scholarship includes:
  • Tuition for a week-long summer bike camp in Whistler, BC with professional coaching
  • Supervised accommodation
  • Return transportation from anywhere in Canada
  • Week-long high performance mountain bike rental

Applications for the 2019 Freeride Scholarship are now closed. Applicants must be able to attend the camp from July 13-20, 2019. Alternate dates are not available.

How to Apply

STEP 1: Fill out the form below and tell us how you embody the spirit of freeride and why you deserve the Sombrio Freeride Scholarship (in 300 words or less).

STEP 2: Show us how you embody the spirit of freeride with a visual entry on Instagram tagging @SombrioCartel, @imbacanada and using the hashtag #SendMeToBikeCamp. You can do this using a video, photograph, drawing or any other creative media you can dream up!

Support the Sombrio Freeride Scholarship

Visit to view the Special Edition Collection

*To spread the spirit of freeride, Sombrio will donate 10% of the proceeds from our sales of every Sombrio Special Edition Jersey or Tee sold in Canada in 2019 to IMBA Canada’s Sombrio Freeride 2020 scholarship program to send at least one child age 13-18 to a week-long mountain bike camp in Whistler, BC in Summer 2020. For sales made in Canada on, Sombrio will donate 10% of the retail purchase price; for sales made by Sombrio to Canadian wholesale dealers, Sombrio will donate 10% of the wholesale price charged by Sombrio to the dealer. If a consumer purchases a Special Edition Jersey or Tee from a dealer, they will be supporting the spirit of Freeride, but a second additional donation will not be made by the dealer.