The Palos Mountain Bike Festival is the largest mountain bike race and mountain bike demo and mountain bike party in Illinois, and none of this awesomeness could happen without the support of our sponsors and volunteers.

While we can’t name all of our volunteers here, there are over 100, we are proud to introduce you to the sponsors that help make the Meltdown possible. Please visit our sponsors exhibit, say hi check out the goods and don’t forget to say thank you, because these guys rock.

Please contact Jerry Stoeckigt at jstoeckigt@cambr.org or Dave Bell at dbell@cambr.org for information about festival participation or sponsorship opportunities.

Support the Meltdown Sponsors.

Specialized Bikes


We believe bikes have the power to change lives. This simple truth drives us to be—and do—better. The passion we have for sharing our love of bikes with the world can be seen in those who choose to work here, and the people and organizations we partner with. Stop by our demo trailer and test ride our passion.  



The Palos Meltdown has been Powered by SRAM, since the very first race 10 years ago. SRAM is a multi national bike component manufacturer based in Chicago and a long time supporter of CAMBr.  Stop by their support truck and check out all the cutting edge bike components from SRAM, Rock Shox and Truvativ and ask about the Eagle 1x12 system.  And don't forget to say thank you for all they have done.

REI Co-op


Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide and sends dedicated teams of volunteers—members, customers and REI employees—to build trails, clean up beaches, restore local habitats and more.... Through responsible business practices across the company, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint.  

Visit our Chicago stores in: Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg, Lincoln Park and Northbrook and check out our complest line of outdoor gear.

Forest Preserves of Cook County


Without a supporting land manager, there are no trails and we have a great one at Palos. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with more than 69,000-acres, is the largest forest preserve district in the United States.  They have been a very active and ardent supporter of mountain biking and without their support, this race and these trails would be possible.  Be sure to thank them for their past and continued support of the sport and event we love.

R Bikes


Richards Bicycles is one of the oldest bicycle shops in the Midwest United States.  Family owned and managed by the Richards family since 1910, Richards Bicycles has a reputation for offering our customers one of the wide selections of brands and products around.  We're a full sales & service bicycle shop, meaning that when you purchase your next bike from Richards Bicycles, we'll be there to take care of you for any service work down the line.

Fluke Ramps

Fluke Ramps

Makers of the Manual Machine

Half Acre Beer Company


Half Acre Beer Co. has two breweries on the north side of Chicago.  We brew classic american micro styles, weighted barrel offerings, and wyld beers that traverse the landscape of mixed fermentation. Our aim is to brew technically raw beer for the collective odyssey.