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CLIFFHANGER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE ADDED TO EXCITING LINEUP
FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT WINTERGREEN RESORT

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WINTERGREEN, 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 festival. 

The 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. 

Racing 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.  

Registration 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 registration. 

For bike 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.  

Wintergreen 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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Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8148
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com
            
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com

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