CLIFFHANGER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE ADDED TO EXCITING LINEUP
FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
AT WINTERGREEN RESORT
Va. (April 29, 2013) –Mountain bike racers will converge on Wintergreen Resort this Memorial
Day Weekend for the first ever cross country race, Cliffhanger
Mountain Bike Challenge. This event will round out the resort’s annual May
celebration highlighted by the popular “Blues, Brews & BBQ” music
Cliffhanger Challenge cross-country mountain bike competition, part of the
Virginia Off Road Series (VORS), will be held on Sunday, May 26, on a
challenging six-mile course through Wintergreen’s ski terrain, part of the
resort’s 11,000 acres located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of
Charlottesville, Va. On Saturday, May 25 participants will have the opportunity
to pre-ride the course. The race will start on Sunday at noon with the expert
category followed by sport/singlespeed, then beginners.
categories have been created on VORS Guidelines as expert (three laps), sport
(two laps) and beginner (one lap), for both men and women, and by age group,
providing an opportunity for everyone who wants to “take the challenge.”
Cash and gift prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.
is now open for the Cliffhanger Mountain Bike Challenge on www.bikereg.com. More information can be
found the Virginia Off
Road Series website, with fees $25 (by May 15), $35 (May 16-24) and $40 on
race day. All participants will receive an event t-shirt with their
racers who wish to enjoy the best of the local craft breweries and nearby
wineries, music and barbecue throughout the weekend, Wintergreen is offering
bike race participants a special lodging offer of 20 percent off the best available rate.
Home to more
than 30 miles of marked hiking trails that are a long-time favorite of resort
guests, Wintergreen’s elevation (3,515 feet) and mountainside terrain are
attractive components to the Cliffhanger Mountain Bike Challenge.
Resort offers tastefully furnished studios, charming mountain villas and
luxurious condominiums. Features include comfortable living areas, fully
equipped kitchens and a balcony or deck. All accommodations of one bedroom and
larger include a cozy fireplace. For lodging information, call (888)
329-5828 for more details and availability. For information on the Cliffhanger
Challenge, call (434) 325-8162.
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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen
Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge
Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the
ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style
accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and
snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa;
40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The
resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central
Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours
from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from
Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can
call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.
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