Supporting cycling: from the grassroots to the trails and beyond
From the start, GripGrab has always been about enabling people to ride their bikes. As is still the case today, that mostly comes from designing and producing premium cycling essentials to help cyclists – that’s riders of all kinds – to reach their own, personal cycling potential.
However, alongside that work, GripGrab also enables clubs and teams to grow and expand as they nurture the next generation of cycling talent. To that end, there are a number of key clubs/teams that receive direct product sponsorship from GripGrab.
Holte Mountain Bike Klub (HMBTK)
Holte Mountain Bike Klub's goal is ‘having fun while riding fast!’ HMTBK is one of the oldest, most experienced and most successful MTB clubs in Denmark. HMTBK riders can be found on the local trails around Holte, in Denmark’s North Zealand region, and further afield in stunning riding destinations around the world.
The club was founded in 1991 and today HMTBK has more than 200 adult members and 100 youth riders. HMTBK's goal of ‘having fun while riding fast!’ applies to all riders in the club. All riders comply with it – from beginners to recreational riders, all the way up to the club’s elite competitors.
Every year, riders from the youth, adult and master elite categories secure the club many medals in league races, Danish championships and even Masters’ World Championships – all while wearing the latest GripGrab cycling accessories.
Dansk Mountain Bike Klub (DMK)
Dansk Mountain Bike Klub is Denmark's oldest and largest MTB club with around 400 members. It is a club that embraces all branches in the sport of MTB: from the XC to trail, downhill, enduro and everything in between.
DMK is a member of the Danish Cycling Union (DCU) and subject its rules. Cycling in Denmark is strong on the international scene, and this applies to both off-road and road.
A club like DMK works to identify and nurture the cycling talent of the next generation and does so with its large youth department of between 100 and 150 riders, aged six to 16.