XCGear Sponsored Rider

Russell Bobbitt

Gnarly Routes

Russell and his partner, Cole Kirkpatrick, have formed Gnarly Routes, a company that enables riding enthusiasts to rent the latest generation trail bikes and fly to hand-picked riding destinations. The tour packages include a three-day bike rental and lodging.  The bikes are equipped, of course, with XCGear equipment.


  • 10 Consecutive Years as a Factory Racer
  • 2017 Powerline Park GNCC 3rd Overall
  • 2016 National Enduro Champion
  • 2014 National Enduro Overall Winner (Husqvarna Factory Team)
  • 2013 OMA Overall Champion (Husaberg Factory Team)
  • 2011 AMA Athlete of the Year
  • 2011 National Enduro Champion
  • 4 ISDE Gold Medals and Trophy Team Podiums
  • 3 ISDE Silver Medals
  • 3rd Place Tennessee Knockout Extreme Race
  • 2009 AMA Athlete of the Year Nominee
  • 2009 National Enduro Champion
  • 2008 National Enduro Champion
  • 2006 National Enduro Champion
  • 2006 ISDE Junior Trophy Team World Champion
  • 2006 Red Bull Last Man Standing 5th Overall
  • 4 Time SE&TRA Enduro Overall Champion
  • 2006 SE&TRA Harescramble Overall Champion
  • 2 Time Florida Trail Riders Enduro Overall Champion