The EVOL sampling program is picking up steam! Our shiny new trailer is running like a champ, and we’re spreading the love all over the state!
Here’s a “sample” of some of the events we’ve been to lately:
Boulder Tri Series – Thousands of athletes pushed themselves through a challenging series of triathlons including the 5430 Sprint Triathlon, the Boulder Peak Triathlon, and the Ironman 70.3 Boulder. We were there at each event to help refuel these triathletes with delicious burritos at the finish line.
Fitness on the Rocks – One of the largest workouts ever assembled at one of the most physically challenging exercise locations in America – Red Rocks Amphitheater. All proceeds benefitted the Mile High Down Syndrome Association. Over 8,000 people came together to break a sweat and have some fun!
First Friday with Icelantic Skis – The guys over at Icelantic are “finding their rhythm” this ski season and EVOL Foods has been a part of kicking it off! Icelantic makes innovative skis with cutting edge graphic art, and their monthly First Friday parties do not disappoint! Live music, free beer, and free burritos.. What’s not to love?
USA Pro Cycling Challenge – This was our trailer’s maiden voyage! Loaded up with over 20,000 burritos, we took the journey that started in Durango and continued at the finish lines in Telluride, Crested Butte, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Denver. We were basically part of a traveling circus! The amount of day-to-day logistics put into this event was incredible, and the energy from the fans at each finish line was amazing!
We’re always looking for cool events to team up with, so if you know of something, don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for our vehicles cruising around town, tossing out insanely tasty burritos!
I don’t think I fully realized what a great fit FestEVOL and O.A.R. were until I was listening to probably their most recognized song, “Crazy Game of Poker” at FestEVOL in Okemo, VT. Not only is this song awesome, and I’ve loved it since I was 15 when I was singing it in the back of my friend Brett’s car, but it also has some fantastic lyrics that now tie into my job here at EVOL Foods. So here’s how it goes, “ I say of, you say a, I say revolution, and you say jah”. Get it? rEVOLution? Clever huh? But that’s truly what FestEVOL has been the past three weeks; a rEVOLution of fantastic music, great riding and skiing and bringing together natural and eco-friendly brands to create the best ever FestEVOL experience.
The three week concert/ski extravaganza started with our trip to Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont. The moment our marketing team arrived we were greeted with hospitality from everyone on the Okemo staff. Even though we are all hard core Colorado skiers and riders and a little biased to our mountains in Colorado, we quickly saw not only what a great place Okemo is to ride, but also what a great place it is for families. We started the weekend out by sampling our hot mini burritos to skiers and boarders and we didn’t stop until closing time on Sunday. Saturday also brought the first concert with the Pete Kilpatrick Band, DJ Logic and O.A.R.! The concert was quickly at capacity and concert goers were out enjoying ski apres in the parking lot before the concert:
Next on the list was FestEVOL Crested Butte. This stop of FestEVOL was especially exciting for us because the entire EVOL Foods team was able to come to down to catch the concert and spend the day skiing and snowboarding at beautiful Crested Butte. Of course the marketing team was “working” (if you can call it work) for the weekend slinging hot burritos and bringing the EVOL experience to Crested Butte, but we also got a chance to spend some time enjoying the “freshies” as my co-worker Chris Lee calls it and I was reminded of how much I love to ski at Crested Butte and how there is really no where on the earth like it. If you’ve never been, you need to go. Saturday was capped with another fantastic O.A.R., Pete Kilpatrick, and DJ Logic line-up and the view for this concert literally took your breath away. Take a look at this picture of the concert. Jealous of my job yet?
We wrapped up the FestEVOL tour at Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire. We were warned beforehand that the weather might be nasty and our flight might be delayed, but it was smooth sailing into beautiful Sunapee, NH (the roads were a little wet, but nothing these Colorado kids can’t handle). We woke up to a wonderful surprise on Saturday, when there was nothing but blue skies and the concert was SOLD OUT! We again set-up our burrito station in the IZStyle/Reverb Eco-Village which included other eco-conscious and all-natural brands like Stonyfield, American Flatbread/Rustic Crust, SIGG, Tribe Origins,Pretzel Crisp, Nordica, RAMP and local environmental non-profits.We finished off a solid day on the mountain with O.A.R. playing to a packed and lively crowd, thus concluding the Bud Light Concert Series, FestEVOL . It was a beautiful sight. We wrapped up our weekend at Mount Sunappe by sampling our delicious mini burritos on Sunday and taking in the sights of the Mount Sunapee Slush Cup, which entertained everyone on the mountain. If you’ve never seen it, make sure you get up to Mount Sunapee to catch it next year!
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to FestEVOL. Our partners at Triple Peaks: Okemo, Crested Butte and Mount Sunapee. Make sure you ski at least one or all three mountains in your lifetime, we at EVOL seriously can’t say enough good things about these guys. Thank you to DJ Logic, Pete Kilpatrick Band and big THANK YOU to O.A.R for supporting FestEVOL and bringing beautiful music to our ears. Thanks to all of our sponsors, Anheuser Busch, Reverb, IZStyle, Burton, Stonyfield, American Flatbread/Rustic Crust, SIGG and Tribe Origins. And from me personally, thank you to EVOL Foods and our marketing team for working so hard on this project. I can’t wait for FestEVOL next year.
We returned to the office this week after a long, but exhilarating week at Winter X-games 15 in Aspen. Our marketing and event team served over 500 mini burritos per day to the talented (and hungry!) athletes. After the athletes spent the day shredding the slopes, a delicious burrito is just what the doctor ordered. Between dishing out our yummy, made from scratch burritos, we were able to the hit the slopes and catch some of the insane events in the beautiful 40-degree-plus weather in Aspen. At EVOL, we work hard and play hard. Read more…
EVOL is hosting the finest ski/snowboard and concert get-away you’ve ever seen… FestEVOL!
Get your tickets now for any or all of the locations and we will see you on the mountain!
FestEVOL Okemo, VT- March 19th
FestEVOL Crested Butte, CO- March 26th
FestEVOL Mount Sunapee, NH- April 2nd
This event is aimed at you powder enthusiasts and is hitting slopes all across the nation: http://www.izstyle.com/
Come find the EVOL booth at the following events and locations for a delicious mini burrito: