ELLSWORTH SPONSORS PRIMAL QUEST ADVENTURE EXPEDITION TEAMS

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Ramona, Calif.,TKTK,2008 – Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, Inc. is a dominant choice for many team’s athletes for Primal Quest Adventure Expedition Race outside of Big Sky, Montana on June 21-July 2, 2008.

“Our bikes are the real deal, designed to be efficient, and provide increased traction and control, and ride quality, even in the most adverse and exhausting conditions that can dominate expedition class adventure racing,” says Ellsworth’s founder, president and CEO, Tony Ellsworth.

Primal Quest is a North-America-based expedition adventure race involving extensive, multi-sport travel in challenging backcountry terrain while following strict, low-impact guidelines. Since its inception in 2001, the race has attracted world-class athletes and established itself as the premiere event of its kind in the U.S. Part of the event’s success is due to high-profile television coverage for the race and substantial prize money for winning teams. Primal Quest is said to be “The World’s Most Challenging Human Endurance Competition.”

Ellsworth is beyond proud to be sponsoring the following teams and athletes with the their efficient, high-quality, race-proven bikes to take on the course:

Team Merrel/Zanfel-Primal Quest Team #2 with Robyn Benincasa and Travis Macy will be riding Truths. Robyn will be sporting her new Project Pink Truth for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Robyn Benincasa has proven to be one of the most recognizable names in adventure racing with 36 expedition-length adventure races in her pocket, all with incredible finishes rarely below the top four. She is a fan and athlete favorite hands down! Ellsworth has supported Robyn and her team since 2006 through all of their adventure competitions.

Team Nike ACG/Gore-Tex-Primal Quest Team #27 featuring Julie Leasure on her Project Pink Epiphany and Epiphany outfitted Ken, Mike and Pete.
“Thank you Ellsworth for inventing the Epiphany. We have been avid mountain bikers for many, many years and this is the greatest bike that we have ever ridden,” says Team Nike ACG/Gore-Tex.

Team Enduring Freedom/Hudson Trail Outfitters, Ltd.-Primal Quest Team #79 made up of Special Forces and Army and civilian personnel Michael Spiller, Patrick Henry, Christine Bone and Scott Olson. They have had 20 top 10 finishes and 15 top three finishes. Highlighting Scott Olson, who has recently returned from active duty in Afganistan and is in the Army Special Forces, will be riding a Truth for Primal Quest.

Team Dirty Avocados-Primal Quest Team #62 from Northern California has boasted many podium finishes in major adventure races around the world. Adam Doti, the captain, will be riding a Truth, along with Donato Polignone. Also, Jennifer Rignoni will be on a Project Pink Truth.

Some of the women adventure race athletes will be riding Ellsworth’s Project Pink Truths and Epiphanies. Project Pink was created to help fund and support Breast and Ovarian Cancer awareness, research and clinical trials. Every pink bike sold equals a $50 donation from Ellsworth to either The Susan G. Koman Foundation, or The Marsha Rivkin Center.

Ellsworth bikes are hand built and all have been prototype-tested and race-proven for the best performance possible. The Truth, specifically, is the most energy efficient, low fatigue, lightweight and dependable bike available on Earth. The Epiphany is known for being “The Holy Grail of Full Suspension Mountain Bikes” and Ellsworth’s most popular off road biking machine.

Check out the Primal Quest website: http://www.ecoprimalquest.com/wp-primal/ and the List of Teams with link to blogs: http://www.ecoprimalquest.com/wp-primal/teams/

About Ellsworth Bikes
Ellsworth Bikes is a USA based designer and USA based manufacturer of the highest quality mountain, road and recreational bicycles. The company is known for its elegant and artistic craftsman-style approach to bike design and manufacturing is committed to true Sustainable Business practices and Local manufacturing and is the holder of multiple design and utility patents. To learn more about how Ellsworth Bikes is ready for growth in 2008, visit www.ellsworthbikes.com <http://www.ellsworthbikes.com> .

source: Kate Slater, Verde PR & Consulting

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