2019 Specialized A2 Ride Daze
What did Red Bull KTM rider Cooper Webb do the morning after he earned his first-ever 450 Supercross win in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship? He powered up his Specialized Turbo Levo and went for a fun recovery spin with over 100 of his buddies at the A2 Specialized Ride Daze, that’s what! Normally held the Sunday after the Anaheim 1 season opener, this year’s running of the popular event was postponed due to the wet weather conditions a couple weeks ago. Specialized is a NorCal-based bike company with strong roots in motocross and Supercross racing, as they have supported many of the sport’s past and current superstars with excellent road and mountain bikes to cross train on. Guys like Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey have used Specialized bikes to win titles in the past, and current stars like Chad Reed, Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, Adam Cianciarulo, and Jason Anderson train on them now.
The A1(2) Ride Daze is traditionally hosted by the Rock N Road Mission Viejo store, and the route guides riders up Modjeska Road and onto Santiago Truck Trail before descending The Luge: a super-fun singletrack downhill trail. This year, Webb was joined by his Aldon Baker’s Baker Factory training partners Marvin Musquin and Zach Osborne (Zacho didn’t ride due to a still-healing collarbone), as well as HEP Suzuki’s Alex Ray, Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha riders Mitchell Oldenberg and Justin Cooper, racer-in-waiting Broc Tickle, and many more on today’s ride. A great time was had by all, as evidenced by the facial expressions of most riders in the gallery you’ll find below!