Bike Parks BC Launches "Ultimate Summer of Free Ride" Contest

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Season Pass To Five B.C. Lift-Accessed Bike Parks To Be Awarded June 19

WHISTLER, BC April 30, 2010 – Win a summer of free riding in British Columbia, home of the highest concentration of lift-accessed mountain bike parks in North America. The Bike Parks BC “Ultimate Summer of Free Ride” contest asks riders to explain why they deserve a summer-long road trip to the best bike parks, and will reward the best blog or photo submission with an epic season of stoke.

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The top submission on www.bikeparksbc.com or www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc will earn that rider the grand prize of a season pass at each of B.C.’s best bike parks: Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Silver Star Bike Park, Sun Peaks Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Mount Washington Bike Park. Plus, the winner will also get two lift tickets, two nights accommodation, two days of bike rentals, and a half day of expert guiding to share with a friend at each resort during the 2010 summer season; not to mention $1,000 so they can create the most epic summer road trip ever.

Riders can submit their photo or blog online from April 30 until midnight at June 14. The public will be able to vote for their favourites to determine the finalists announced June 15. A panel of celebrity judges will then determine the winner and on June 19 someone’s ultimate summer of free ride with Bike Parks BC will begin.

The riding season is just around the corner with opening day at each Bike Parks BC resort quickly approaching. Get these opening dates on the calendar and start counting down:
• May 15 – Whistler Mountain Bike Park
• June 24 – Silver Star Bike Park
• June 26 – Sun Peaks Resort
• June 26 – Fernie Alpine Resort
• July 1 – Mount Washington Bike Park

For more information and official contest rules and regulations about Bike Parks BC “Ultimate Summer of Free Ride” contest check out www.bikeparksbc.com. Don’t forget to “like” www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc and follow @bikeparksbc on Twitter for all the latest news.

About Bike Parks BC
Formed in 2005, Bike Parks B.C. is a partnership of British Columbia’s top all season resorts, Tourism British Columbia and the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association. Bike Parks B.C.’s resort partners offer the very best facilities and services for mountain biking found anywhere in North America.

Bike Parks BC partnership is managed and coordinated by the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA). The goal of the partnership is to create greater awareness about the many mountain biking resort destinations found in British Columbia. Each resorts offers a full range of accommodation and service options, professionally lead programs, high speed lifts, outstanding trails and fabulous mountain scenery.

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source: Michelle Leroux
for Bike Parks BC

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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