One of America’s top enduro racers is changing teams. After several successful years riding under the Cannondale banner Marco Osborne is moving over to Transition Bikes. To commemorate the move Transition was its usual irreverent self, pushing out this video and statement.
Marco Osborne is likely one of the most frequently mentioned riders on the mountain bike internet at the moment, but a lot of those folks don’t even realize they’re talking about him. One might know him better as Randy. Aka Send It Randy. Yes, that’s the one.
A moniker given to him by those who have been a part of his entrance to our bike world because, well, he sends it. Hailing from Novato, CA, and currently residing in Truckee CA, Marco was groomed by Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Jerome Clementz, which has accelerated his success and humility almost as much as his speed.
His style has become refined over the last few years. Fluid on the bike and able to create any shape necessary to weave his chosen path down the trail. Marco is well known on the Enduro World Series circuit, not only for being wild on the bike, but for preferring to go fishing on the days leading up to practice opposed to hunting down race courses.
Humble by nature and a genuine human being make him perfect fit for Transition Bikes. We are excited see him continue his travels along the 2019 EWS as we help share his story. If you happen to get a chance to meet him, shake his hand and introduce yourself. He loves it. Who knows, maybe he’ll even take you fishing.
“I’ve known and raced alongside Marco for years and have watched him earn his way up the ranks to the highest level,” said Transition’s Lars Sternberg. “When I learned that he was going to be unsupported after 2018 I jumped at the chance to work with him. He’s a perfect fit within our family and a madman on the bike. We share the same ethos and have mutual objectives – Party in the woods! More than anything I’m just stoked to be able to support and work with such a good person.”
“The spirit of grassroots racing is not dead,” added Mark Weir, MTB legend, good friend of Transition Bikes and mentor of Marco Randy Osborne. “Marco holds all the old values of life and the bike. You can feel his motivation in just a smile. For Christ sake the kid can onsite anyone in a fair game and make them re-think their training. He sleeps under the stars in a snow storm and brings a community wherever he goes.”
“I’m stoked to announce I will be teaming up with Transition Bikes in 2019,” added Marco. “Feeling so fortunate to be given this opportunity and start this new chapter in my career. Excited for this new adventure and to ride alongside such a like-minded brand, after all we’re ‘Engineered to Party!'”
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