VisitPA.com's Mid-Atlantic Super Series Mountain Bike Festival Will Attract Sport's Top Riders
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's
official mountain bike team will sponsor one of the largest cycling
events in the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend near Harrisburg.
The fifth visitPA.com Mid-Atlantic Super Series (MASS) Mountain Bike
Festival Weekend will be held June 26-28 at Oesterling Farm in
Marysville, Perry County.
The visitPA.com MASS Mountain Bike Festival Weekend begins on Friday
with an evening team time trial before Saturday's 12-hour team relay
and nine-hour solo races. Spectators can also cheer on the riders
during the short track cross country race on Sunday. The festival
features camping, family activities and live entertainment Saturday
The event is also a stop on the Dirt Rag World Tour. Dirt Rag is a
magazine and online forum recognized as a leading authority on mountain
biking. For more information on the race and festival, visit
"It was through our team's success and the high caliber of mountain
biking opportunities available in Pennsylvania that we were able to
secure this spot on the Dirt Rag World Tour," said Mickey Rowley,
deputy secretary of tourism with Pennsylvania's Department of Community
and Economic Development. "Professional and recreational riders alike
will find challenging terrain, beautiful scenery and various other
outdoor activities, which, together, create a great escape into nature."
The festival is only one stop among a busy season for the
visitPA.com Mountain Bike Racing Team, which has dominated the
Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Led by team captains Mike Kuhn
of Allentown and Ray Adams of Harrisburg, the nine-member-team of
semi-professional mountain bike racers compete in dozens of racing
events each season.
The team donates a portion of its prize money to the
Pennsylvania-based Blue Butterfly Fund (www.bluebutterflyfund.org), an
organization that helps families with children fighting cancer. For
more information on the team, go to visitPA.com or check out its blog
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office, under the state Department of
Community and Economic Development, provides travelers with the
information they need to enjoy the activities and attractions in
Pennsylvania. Go to visitPA.com or call (800) VISIT PA.
CONTACT: Michael Chapaloney
Source: Pennsylvania Tourism Office
CONTACT: Michael Chapaloney of Pennsylvania Tourism Office,
Web Site: http://www.highspeedcycling.com/