MOUNTAIN BIKERS RACE AROUND THE CLOCK
AT SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Get your team ready for Seven Springs Mountain Resort’s 24-Hour Champion Challenge! In its eleventh year, the mountain biking event combines recreational fun and a unique challenging adventure, while creating good-natured competition for teams of friends, co-workers and individual racers who compete for prizes and glory.
The race begins at 12 p.m., Sat., Sept. 4, and ends at 12 p.m., Sun., Sept. 5. The goal of the race is to complete as many laps as possible on the course in 24 hours. This year’s course includes some rolling terrain and rocky technical sections and measures just short of 13 miles.
The team relay format allows riders with abilities ranging from intermediate to elite to compete and enjoy the race. Competitors can race as a part of a team or on their own. There are five classes for the race: the five-person co-ed, the four-person division, the corporate division, the co-ed division and the solo division. The teams will work together in a relay fashion.
“Endurance, teamwork and the ability to have fun are required,” said Melissa Cullin, the resort’s special event’s manager and the race’s technical director. “It is always thrilling at the beginning of the race, but you can’t help but be amazed watching the teams head out to navigate the course after the sun goes down. Sunrise really is a big morale booster after a long night of competition.”
“The 24-Hour Champion Challenge is more for fun than a typical National Championship Race, but some competitors will be competing for bonus points in the Mid-Atlantic Super Series,” adds Cullin.
Athletes who race in the popular regional mountain bike series are eligible to earn bonus points by competing in the Labor Day weekend event at Seven Springs. For information on the bonus points and the Mid-Atlantic Super Series, visit www.masuperseries.com.
The 24-Hour Champion Challenge is a great time for all of the athletes, friends and families, but spectators will be amazed by the excitement and energy surrounding the event. For more information and to register your team, call (800) 452-2223, ext. 7757, or visit www.7springs.com for more information and registration forms.
About Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in Seven Springs, Pa., is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. Each year the family-friendly resort hosts more than one million overnight and day guests who enjoy a vacation that includes the finest skiing, snowboarding and golf that Pennsylvania has to offer, the exhilaration of sporting clays, the ultimate in relaxation at the luxurious Trillium Spa, a variety of dining options that range from intercontinental cuisine at Helen’s Restaurant to the variety of delicious buffets offered at the Slopeside Dining Room to the quick fix options like pizza and sandwiches to satisfy any craving.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort can accommodate more than 5,000 overnight guests in its recently renovated 416-room, 10-story high-rise hotel, nearly 1,200 condominiums and townhomes, eight cottages and 15 chalets.
With more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space available, Seven Springs also hosts more than 1,000 meetings, conferences and banquet groups per year.
Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and Washington D.C., Seven Springs is easily accessible from either exit 91 or 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
For more information on Seven Springs, visit www.7springs.com or call (800) 452-2223.
Source: ANNA WELTZ