Kamloops, BC – The Intermontane Challenge Mountain Bike Race, is to be held in Kamloops July 26-31, 2010. This five-day race will attract single-track riders and spectators from all over the world, while showcasing the areas elaborate new trail system.
Mayor Peter Milobar gave strong support, noting that the race further diversifies Kamloops as a sports destination town. Tourism Kamloops is putting their marketing might behind the endeavour, confident that the Intermontane will bring more adventure oriented visitors to the area.
“The Intermontane Challenge is a five-day “cloverleaf” staged mountain bike race that will take riders over the world’s best single-track,” said owner Chuck Brennan. “Ascending long single-track climbs will present the riders with the payoff of big descents. Too bad they won’t have much time to enjoy the magnificent views! The Intermontane team has changed 3 of the stages and the time trial will also have some small changes which include running it on Saturday, July 31st to encourage more spectator support”
Teams of two riders and solo racers will be competing, making two separate races within the race. The race loop on the first four days will start and end in Kamloops. The fifth and final day of the race will consist of a time trial in the heart of Kamloops. The event is expected to attract a large number of spectators and create excitement throughout the town.
The Intermontane Challenge is designed to satisfy competitors’ thirst for adventure while showing the utmost respect and consideration for the natural state of the land. Race organizers are working with the local community to foster strong partnerships and develop a long-term, sustainable mountain bike program that will serve as a model for other municipalities.
Early bird registration deals are in place.
For more information, please go to https://www.intermontanechallenge.com/.
source: Chuck Brennan