Breck Bike Week: Join Our Community of Cyclists
From novice pedalers to pro riders there is something for all levels of bikers
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- You know Moab is a
slick rock haven, and you've taken a spin on Crested Butte's buttery
trails, but have you ridden the mining-paths-turned-singletrack in
Breckenridge? One of "Breck's" best kept secrets is its expansive
backcountry trail network - a sprawling and interconnected system that
can be accessed from anywhere in town within two minutes and leading to
well over 1,000 miles of riding across Summit County. These gems are
usually rewards for locals, or those "in the know", but we're about to
introduce visitors to our secret stash during the inaugural Breck Bike
Week, July 4-12, 2009.
Bookended by two unique and internationally recognized mountain bike
races, the Firecracker 50 on July 4 and the Breck Epic stage race July
5-10, visitors will be able to watch, race or partake in all the
non-competitive aspects of Breck Bike Week including led group rides,
bike-in movie nights, a "meet the pros/legends/journalists" event,
nutrition, fitness and open space best practices lectures, bike fits,
kids' races, Tour de France viewing parties, high-end bike demos and
more. The bonus is that all Breck Bike Week activities are FREE and
open to everyone. In addition, this week will showcase the town's 150
years of history as well as shopping, dining, lodging, other unique
activities and temperate summer weather.
Breckenridge is a unique mountain resort in comparison to its
neighbors in that it is an authentic historic mining town full of
full-time outdoorsy residents who want nothing more than to introduce
visitors to the bike paths, trails and roads that make up their
backyard bike playground. Breck Bike Week will do just that. In
addition, Breck is surrounded by a trail network the width and breadth
of which is unsurpassed in North America, a resource that the community
is very committed to protect and preserve...while still enjoying it to
its fullest. Breck Bike Week is a feast for cyclists of all types and
truly communicates the town's passion for biking.
Breck Bike Week Event Details:
-- Shorter, interpretive led group rides daily highlighting the town's
commitment to its trail network and its historic significance.
-- Five marked 20 to 30-mile 'big-loop' rides that guests can self-tour.
One-sheet 'ride-guides' will be available through the Breck Bike Week
Concierge in the Blue River plaza.
-- Two bike-in movie nights - ride your 'townie' and park it with Breck's
"bike valet" while you enjoy a free movie on the grass
-- IMBA "Open Space Best Practices" lecture
-- Rodale Publishing's "Meet the pros/legends/journalists" event
-- Boulder Center for Sports Science nutrition and training lectures and
bike fit sessions
-- Tour de France viewing and coffee in the Blue River Plaza each morning
-- Bike demos from the cycling industry's premier manufacturers
For more information on the Breck Bike Week, visit BreckBikeWeek.com
or call 877.593.5260. Come join us and experience Breckenridge's bike
culture and one-of-a-kind trail system.
* Demo space is free of charge to the cycling industry. If you'd like to
attend, please contact Mike McCormack at [email protected] or Pete Swenson
at [email protected] with the Greenspeed Project.
* Breck Bike Week Media FAM Trip opportunities for qualified journalists
on assignment. Contact Carly Grimes at [email protected] for information and
First Call Analyst:
CONTACT: Carly Grimes, Breckenridge Resort Chamber Public Relations
Director, +1-970-453-5064, [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gobreck.com/