Sun Valley, ID, July 12th, 2011 — SCOTT Sports is the Official Bike of the USA Cycling XC National Championships and the Presenting Sponsor of the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, which is hosting the Nats. While the races are truly exciting, it’s the riding in the Sun Valley area that is sure to stun even the most sophisticated singletrack aficionado. To celebrate the riding available in the Sun Valley area, SCOTT is hosting the ScottWeek of Epic rides; a week of super singletrack mapped out for your enjoyment. Maps are available at the Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce and included in racer registration packets that outline the routes, and shuttles are available to help facilitate riding in and around the Sun Valley area.
“We are so proud to host the nations best here at our home in Sun Valley,” said Adrian Montgomery. “While the racing is going to be fantastic, we are even more excited about the community organized events in town like the Fat Tire Crit and Pump Track Nats as well as our own ScottWeek of Epic Rides. We’ve also staged an exhibition of the ‘All Mountain’ category for USA Cycling by combining the XC and the Super D and we’ve offered a special purse for the Sun Valley All Mountain. Come for the races, but stay for the riding, because the race course isn’t indicative of the riding offered here, and we don’t want you to come all the way here and miss out.”
Sun Valley is the birthplace of SCOTT Sports, in 1958 the company began creating innovative ski products and became a pioneering creator of Mountain Bike products when the movement began in the early 80’s. The Mountain Lifestyle and amenities offered in Sun Valley contributed to the forward thinking and innovative products that defined SCOTT as a leader in the bicycle business.