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.

Support the Meltdown Sponsors.

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.



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.

New Belgium Brewing


Through action and advocacy, New Belgium strives to be a sustainable business role model, and we prefer vendors who are doing the same. The world is beginning to expect that providers of goods and services be accountable for the impact of sourcing, making, and selling their products. 

So, not only is sustainable procurement the ethical thing to do, it is strategically advantageous as well. We look to partner with companies who:

  • Measure and minimize the environmental footprint of their operations and products by looking at transportation, packaging, waste, energy, toxic substances, water, and CO2 emissions.
  • Create a high-involvement corporate culture which values and rewards everyone’s contributions.
  • Have a management system which demonstrates environmental commitment by setting goals and regular reporting.
  • Are working with others to improve the sustainability of their industry.

Fleet Truck Parts


Truck parts for heavy duty trucks are our specialty! We have over 30 years experience in supplying new and used truck parts for all makes and models of heavy duty trucks.

View our large inventory of truck hoods, including: Volvo, Peterbilt, Navistar, Mack, Kenworth, GM, Ford/Sterling and Freightliner. We are your best source in North America for truck hoods.

Giant Bicycles


Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive. Stop by the Giant Demo Trailer and see what 40 years of passion has developed for your passion.

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.

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.