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DESTINATION TRAIL: SPAIN

In this episode, we follow Curtis Keene and Darren Berrecloth as they take their Stumpjumper FSRs to Ainsa, Spain to ride the Zona Zero network of trails. But before they can get rolling, they meet up to get the lay of the land from guide, local legend, Ainsa historian, and trail builder, Jorge Ruiz de Eguilaz.

DESTINATION #4

AINSA, SPAIN

In this episode, we follow Curtis Keene and Darren Berrecloth as they take their new Stumpjumper FSRs to Ainsa, Spain to ride Zona Zero. But before they can get rolling, they meet up to get the lay of the land from guide, local legend, Ainsa historian, and trail builder, Jorge Ruiz de Eguilaz.

THE RIDER

CURTIS KEENE

Curtis "The American Dream" Keene's life started out normal enough. He played baseball, graduated high school, and worked the family trade, that is, until a fateful trip to Downieville, California changed his life. From the saddle of a rental bike, Curtis found his calling, and for the past 15 years, he's been chasing his dreams one trail at a time.

For the following 11 years, he was racing downhill—working his way up from the amateur divisions to competing for the USA at the World Championships. Since 2012, however, Keene has been a fixture in the burgeoning enduro race scene, earning a bevy of podium spots along the way. If you want to learn more, you can watch his race seasons transpire on his wildly popular Redbull series, On Track with Curtis Keene.

THE TRAILS

ZONA ZERO

Zona Zero is more than just a place—it's a group of passionate trail riders that have been building enduro-focused trails in the region for more than 11 years. As Jorge points out, every hill within eyesight has two or more trails, most of which are medieval paths or modernized versions thereof. Altogether, Zona Zero encompasses nearly 1,000 kilometers of trails that traverse the surrounding foothills of the Pyrenees. And as the gang discovers, many of these trails intersect with the ruins of forgotten villages with such reoccurrence that riding here becomes almost equal parts archaeology and trail riding. It's for these reasons, and many others that you'll see, that Curtis is already saying that Zona Zero should be on every rider's radar.

THE GEAR

TRAIL ESSENTIALS