Check out this sweet video of South African Nation­al Down­hill champ Tiaan Oden­daal giv­ing a sneak peak of the 2013 Elite Worlds Cham­pi­onships Down­hill track. He casu­al­ly gives beta for the course as he’s fly­ing at Mach speed, and even unex­pect­ed­ly jumps over a truck at minute mark 3:08.

On August 26 through Sep­tem­ber 1st, the best moun­tain bike rid­ers from all over the world will descend onto these spe­cial­ly built cours­es for the MTB World Cham­pi­onships and dawn the col­ors of their nation to com­pete in what is arguably the biggest cycling event of the year. And even though this is big news for moun­tain bik­ers, many pro­fes­sion­al rid­ers in Amer­i­ca sim­ply can­not afford to trav­el over­seas to rep­re­sent their coun­try due to state­side rac­ing restrictions. 

SHO-AIR Inter­na­tion­al, the trade show and event logis­tics coor­di­nat­ing com­pa­ny that is also a proud spon­sor of the Can­non­dale pro cycling team has pledged to donate $100 of assis­tance to each of the 35 cyclists select­ed by the USAC. In addi­tion, they’ve also cre­at­ed a grass­roots fundrais­ing cam­paign on gofundme.com. This effort has gained trac­tion and raised more than $19,000 for these world-class ath­letes, help­ing to keep the dream alive. Inter­est­ed in find­ing out more? Click Here to learn more.