TRESTLE BIKE PARK ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENT,
TRESTLE ALL-MOUNTAIN ENDURO – PRESENTED BY TREK
$10,000 minimum pro category purse, Aug 19-21
WINTER PARK, Colo. (April 13, 2011) – Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park announces a new event scheduled for the 2011 summer season, the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro race – presented by Trek.
Inspired by the fastest growing events in Europe, the Enduro or All-Mountain format involves multiple stages that take place on mostly downhill, technical and physically demanding terrain. From August 19 to the 21, his three day event will feature five stages in an individual time trial format. The minimum cash purse for Pro categories is set at $10,000.
“In 2009, Ross Schnell approached me with a vision of an event concept that didn’t exist in North America - an event that would change the paradigm for major bike events,” said Trestle Bike Park Manager and GM of Crankworx Colorado, Bob Holme. “The goal of the event would be to focus on races that could determine the best all-around trail rider in North America. The races also needed to focus on the fun of racing mountain bikes. Ross was tired of everybody talking about these races and nobody actually promoting one. In 2011, the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro will be a reality!”
Ross Schnell, Trestle Bike Park sponsored rider, stock photo
“The Trestle All-Mountain Enduro was born from the idea of promoting an event that rewards the all-around, consistent rider,” said Ross Schnell, renowned athlete and sponsored rider for Trestle Bike Park. “Winter Park is ideally located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and easily accessible (just 67 miles) from Denver. In addition, Trestle Bike Park is one of the premier summer resort riding destinations in the world with an expansive network of purpose built trails that is well suited for an event of this magnitude.”
Trestle Bike Park has a successful record of presenting challenging and large-scale events, including Crankworx Colorado Freeride Festival and Epic Singletrack Race Series. By adding the Trestle All-Mountain Enduro race to the lineup, Trestle can reach the all-mountain market of domestic and international riders. This new event is destined to raise the bar for unique, athlete-focused events and to create another leader of resort-based festivals in the world.
Friday, August 19
STAGE 1 – Chainless Downhill
As the name states, this approximate 10 minute stage requires athletes to remove their chain and rely on their energy, flow, and technique to descend a technical course without the aid of a single pedal-stroke.
Saturday, August 20
STAGE 2 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill
STAGE 3 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill
STAGE 4 – 10-15 minute Enduro Downhill
Sunday, August 21
STAGE 5 – Trek All-Mountain Downhill Finale
This 30-40 minute stage will feature a loop of climbing and descending before dropping through the entire vertical of Trestle Bike Park – 2000 feet. The athlete’s total time will be used to determine the start times of this race. The fastest athlete in the previous 4 stages will go first. The remaining riders will be staggered based on their total time and will be subsequently chasing the leader to the finish. First rider across the finish wins the overall!
“This summer the bike park will continue to expand and what better way to showcase these new trails than host the first enduro stage race in North America,” continues Schnell. “These multi-stage enduro races are very labor intensive to promote, but the ability of the Winter Park crew to put on top-notch events goes without saying. They’ve been doing it for years with events like Crankworx Colorado and the Winter Park ‘Epic Singletrack’ Race Series.”
For additional information on Trestle Bike Park or Crankworx Colorado, contact the Winter Park Guest Services team at www.trestlebikepark.com or (970) 726-1564. For all media inquiries, contact Mistalynn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 726-1573.
ABOUT TRESTLE BIKE PARK AND WINTER PARK RESORT
Winter Park Resort is summer’s best escape. Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado and surrounded by the Continental Divide. Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park is the fastest growing bike park in North America offering 37 miles of gravity-fed trails with an expanding list of over 200 features. Summer mountain biking events include the Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park, Trestle Gravity Series, the American Red Cross Fat Tire Classic and Crankworx Colorado. Winter Park Resort also offers family activities at the base including Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, free events in The Village at Winter Park, plus much more! To book a mountain getaway, visit us online or call Winter Park Central Reservations at 800-729-5813.
For more information visit www.winterparkresort.com or www.trestlebikepark.com