Windham World Cup Mountain Bike Festival Announces Block Party Line Up
Windham, N.Y. –In addition to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) races at the Mountain Bike World Cup Finals presented by Shimano, several family-friendly activities are scheduled for the week of the races.
A huge Block Party, set for Friday, Aug. 27, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., will be located on a section of Route 23 in downtown Windham that will be closed to vehicular traffic. The party will feature a variety of activities and vendors and is free to the public.
Featured performances include a bike stunt show by Mike Steidley, eight-time National Trial Champion and stunt rider; a classic rock and blues performance by local powerhouse band Johnny Moon and Starz; a KANJAM tournament (a revolutionary disc tossing game perfect for all ages); a demonstration by the Albany All Stars Roller Derby; and a fire stunt show by PrimalMatic PyroAddicts.
“The Windham World Cup Festival is the perfect venue to introduce people to the sport and culture of mountain biking while exposing them to the excitement of world-class international competition,” said Nick Bove, race director of the Windham 2010 Mountain Bike World Cup. “Racers ride hard but like to play hard too. This is when families and casual riders can mix with their favorite racers and explore some of the fun that Windham has to offer.”
Additional festival activities include: “Race the World” citizen races for non-UCI pros and amateurs; indoor and outdoor expos showcasing bikes and accessories, local crafts and retail products; a “Big Wheel” race; a kids’ fun race and a free outdoor concert by Chris Barron and The Time Bandits. Barron, best known for his role as the lead singer of The Spin Doctors, now also tours with The Time Bandits, and performs an array of songs from Barron’s solo album, “Pancho and the Kid,” as well as some Spin Doctors’ classics.
The 2010 World Cup Finals attracts the world’s top professional cyclists in three disciplines of racing including cross-country, downhill and “four-cross (4X). The U.S. last hosted a mountain bike World Cup in 2005 at the Angel Fire resort in New Mexico; the finals have never before been held in the U.S.
For more information on the Windham World Cup Festival events, visit www.racewindham.com.