New, inventive mountain bike contest at Panorama

Panorama Mountain Village and Rockstar have teamed up to unveil a new summer contest that will get the wheels in the minds of mountain biking enthusiasts turning.

Panorama Mountain Village and Rockstar have teamed up to unveil a new summer contest that will get the wheels in the minds of mountain biking enthusiasts turning.

The Rockstar Bike Rodeo – Dream it, Drop it contest, which launched June 13, aims to challenge participants to design their own feature for the Panorama Bike Park. When all the entries are in, the winning design will be chosen by professional free-ride mountain biker Kurt Sorge, and the feature will be built at Panorama.

“I am super excited to be part of the contest and can’t wait to see what crazy features people dream up,” said Sorge in an official press release.

“We’re really excited about this contest, it’s brand new,” said Jamie Hurschler of Panorama Mountain Resort.

The winner of the contest and three friends will received four nights accommodation at Panorama Mountain Village and lift tickets to go riding at the Panorama Bike Park.

The winner’s crew will also be the first to test the feature with Sorge on July 16.

The contest closes on July 8 at 5 p.m. MST. The winning design will be announced July 10, and the new bike park feature will be open to the public on July 17.

To learn more about the contest and how to enter, visit www.panoramaresort.com/Rockstar-Bike-Rodeo or www.facebook.com/panoramamountain

Panorama’s summer of mountain biking fun does not end there, though.

The Mad Trapper, a new biking trail, will be opening at Panorama in preparation for the five major bike races being held at the resort this year.

The Mad Trapper is a 6 km length single track trail that fills the gap between the Valley Trail and Delphine loop and downhill riding in the Panorama Bike Park.

The Gatorade Canada Cup and Gatorade BC Cup will use the Mad Trapper as their track host and launch the trail off to a great start, with an estimated 400 riders coming in for the races of the weekend dates.

The Gatorade BC Cup Cross Country race will happen July 2, the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships is on July 20-24, the Gatorade Canada Cup Cross Country takes place on July 30, and the Canada Cup Downhill and BC Cup Downhill are on July 31.

For more information about the races, visit www.panoramaresort.com/bikeraces2011.

 

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