Salt Lake City, Utah (May 13, 2015) – The fifth annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival returns to the stunning scenery and world-class singletrack of Sun Valley, ID, June 25-28, 2015. Event organizers are excited to announce the addition of the Shimano Boulder Mountain Fox Trot 50K, an entirely new cross-country mountain bike race and course, to the schedule of events on June 28. Registration is now open for men and women of all ability levels on RideSunValley.com.
“We're excited to announce the addition of a cross-country race to the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival lineup,” said Event Director Seth Delorey. “This rugged race will really help showcase a larger selection of the local trails and show why Sun Valley is a world-class mountain bike destination.”
Pending final U.S. Forest Service approval, this unique race is planned to be held on a 32-mile point-to-point course with 4,200 feet of total climbing including some of the area's best trails in the Sawtooth National Recreational Area and the U.S. Forest Service Ketchum Ranger District. Dramatic vistas accompany burning legs and lungs as racers pedal some of Sun Valley's top mountain bike trails adjacent to downtown Ketchum.
Organizers are also pleased to announce Cox Communications as the official media and timing sponsor of the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival. During the race, athletes and spectators may view live timing on ItsYourRace.com or the ItsYourRace App.
The race is followed by the Finish Party at the Ride Sun Valley Expo Area in downtown Ketchum. The party will include live music, catering, a great raffle and awards.
Ride Sun Valley is a true homegrown bike festival geared for anyone who loves life on two wheels. Guests can enjoy a wide array of entertainment and participate in races and other fun activities including the second stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria, the SheepTown Drag Races, a downtown bike expo, guided rides for all abilities, Bike Prom, and a number of other fun events where having a good time is what makes everyone a winner. To view the full schedule of events, visit RideSunValley.com.