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History Of Big Pig Racing

We ride for Big Pig Racing as a community, as a family, and with the strength of our combined efforts, we are able to accomplish great things.

What is the story behind the Big Pig?

On a Tuesday afternoon (in an attempt to motivate the troops), a high-powered consultant walked into one of our high-powered corporate office and tried to use the following ridiculous analogy…

One day in the middle of the barnyard, the chicken was strutting around (as most chickens are prone to do) thumping his chest. He was proudly proclaiming that his participation in the making of breakfast (by laying the eggs) was the most important (yes, I realize that the chicken should be a female, but work with me here). Then from the corner of the barnyard, the pig snorted, “…you know that’s kind of funny, you see, I am committed to making breakfast this morning.” Ham and eggs. So you have to ask yourself, are you the chicken or the pig? Do you merely participate, or are you committed?

That Tuesday evening, several of us were on our weekly group ride, and began discussing the ridiculous nature of the story, and came to realize that it was in fact, not that silly of a story at all as it related to our commitment to the sport. As the ride continued we began discussing our own levels of commitment to the sport through racing, community and trail advocacy over the past decade, and realized we were not just participants in the sport and lifestyle of mountain biking, but we were passionate and committed riders.

We Are Committed

As a result, Big Pig Racing was born. We realized that we Commit to the Ride. In some cases the ride may be just a ride. In other cases the ride became a race, or in fact is an actual race. And in some cases it has very little to do with being on the bike. It could be about supporting local trail advocacy, mountain bike or cycling community initiatives, or just each other. In all cases, Big Pig has a commitment to everything we do. We commit to the event, each other, and the sport. We have a group of riders and racers that actually get it, and what it means to be on a bike.

Because of that, we have attracted riders and racers to our ranks that wanted to be a part of something that is more than number plates and standing on a podium. Sure, most of our riders do finish well in the races, but something we do or say has struck a chord within the mountain bike community that attracts the passionate and committed riders. While Big Pig Racing started out as something tongue and cheek, and to poke fun at the far too serious nature of the world, it has now grown into something that promotes mountain biking with the humor, passion, and commitment it both needs and deserves.

We Are Advocates

Big Pig Racing has blossomed into a highly competitive and well-respected racing team. Because of the individuals that are a part of Big Pig Racing, we have grown into much more than just racing. We are actively involved in cycling advocacy leadership roles around the country, and we routinely put in over a thousand hours per year as a team on trail stewardship activities.

We Are Participants

The Big Pig Racing Team consists of athletes with many disciplines in racing, including off-road cycling events (6hr, 12hr, 24hr, Leadville 100, Ouachita Challenge, as well as XC sprint and marathon distance races), triathlons (sprint, Olympic, 1/2 iron), adventure races (sprint, 12 and 24-hour), and ultra-endurance running (marathons and 50 milers).

We Are Supporters

Big Pig Racing has grown into something we could not have imagined when we started. We are now a family of 75+ across 7 states and are one of the most widely recognized brands in the Texas mountain bike community, and arguably beyond the Texas borders. That recognition is not just because of our racing efforts as we first envisioned, but because of our leadership off the bike in all forms of cycling advocacy.