IMBA Executive Director Mike Van Abel Resigns After 12 Years of Service
For Immediate Release 6-16-2014
Contact Rich Cook
IMBA Development Director
303-545-9011 ext. 104
Mountainbikingparkcity.com, a group of businesses and resorts in Park City, Utah, is offering an IMBA-themed contest during June and July. It highlights Park City's standing as IMBA's only Gold Level Ride Center, and benefits IMBA's Trail Love campaign. One winner and a guest will be selected to win three days of guided mountain biking with White Pine Touring guides, three nights of deluxe lodging in Park City and a $300 Main Street gift card.
There is no fee for entering the giveaway. IMBA and Mountain Biking Park City are encouraging everyone to share the offer via Facebook, Twitter and other channels to get more riders connected to IMBA's mission. Anyone may enter the Park City Trail Love contest by supplying their full name, email address and phone number through the entry form at mountainbikingparkcity.com
Park City was chosen to host to the IMBA World Summit mountain bike gathering in 2008, due to its successful local mountain bike community, diverse riding opportunities and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Since then Park City has continued expanding and improving its facilities, so much that IMBA enthusiastically awarded its highest designation to this amazing mountain bike destination, a gold-level Ride Center.
"We're 100 percent committed to supporting IMBA and telling the story about the Park City Ride Center," says Scott House, Communications manager for White Pine Touring and steering committee member for mountainbikingparkcity.com. "IMBA has consistently celebrated Park City and recognized our trails as some of the finest in the world. This is a great opportunity to continue to get more riders involved with IMBA's work, and to advance Park City's standing as a standout destination for mountain bikers."
"Park City's brilliance stems from a commitment to master planning," says Rich Cook, IMBA Director of Development. "The sheer miles of trails are fantastic, but what's really important is that they function as a cohesive network, with signage and trail connections that create a model riding area with outstanding maps and wayfinding." No location better exemplifies the Ride Center ideal of offering great options for any level of rider and any style of riding. From standout beginner-to-intermediate trails like the Round Valley Trail System and Lost Prospector to technical challenge and expert-only terrain on Dead Tree and Sweeny’s, the options are expansive. You'll also find lift-served downhill runs and top-shelf bike parks.
Park City offers all the lodging and dining options you'd expect from a world-class resort. At the heart of it all, the IMBA-affiliated Mountain Trails Foundation pulls riders into a true mountain bike community and keeps them energized with new projects. It all works together at Park City and that's what's pushed them to the gold standard.
The contest began Saturday, June 14th, 2014 and will run for approximately one month through Friday, July 11th, 2014. The winner will be selected and announced on Monday, July 14th, 2014.
Prize Package Includes:
Trip Dates Arrive Thursday Evening, August 14th, 2014-Depart Sunday Evening, August 17th, 2014
3 Day guided Mountain Biking w/rentals provided by White Pine Touring, lunch and shuttles as needed.
3 Nights Lodging in Park City, UT provided by Park City Lodging with breakfast daily.
Transportation to/from Salt Lake City International Airport to/from lodging establishment provided by Transportation Network.
$300 Main St., Park City, Utah, gift card to be used at the winner’s discretion.
Helmets from POC Sports
Sunglasses from Smith Optics
Hydration packs from Osprey
Please note: Guests will be responsible for getting themselves to Salt Lake City/Park City and their return home. All other items not listed will be charged to the guest.
The IMBA Ride Center® designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas.