WHISTLER, BC June 10, 2011 â€“ On June 12 Bike Parks BC’s panel of celebrity judges will dive into more than three hundred contest blog entries submitted by riders explaining what they would blow off to win the Ultimate Summer of Freeride. Mountain bikers looking to win the big prize should enter now, the contest is only open at www.bikeparksbc.com and www.facebook.com/BikeParksBC until midnight on Sunday, June 12.
A few Bike Parks BCâ€™s judges shared what they would blow off to win a season pass at six of BCâ€™s best lift-accessed bike parks, $1,000 spending money, two nights accommodation at each resort, DH rig rentals, a half-day with a guide and two lift tickets at each park for their riding buddy to be used over the 2011 summer season:
â€œIf I won the grand prize, I would blow off all four of the weddings I have to go to this summer.â€ – Darcy Turenne, Pro Freeride Mountain Bike Athlete
Darcy is regarded as one of the most progressive female freeride mountain bike athletes in the world and recently earned her MBA in Communications. She grew up on Vancouver Island and is a firm believer the bike parks in BC are some of the best places to ride in the world.
â€œI would blow off free beer for a year. Big.â€ – Mitchell Scott, Publisher of Kootenay Mountain Culture
Mitchell Scott of Nelson, B.C. is one of North Americaâ€™s most prolific outdoor adventure writers. Editor-at-Large with Bike, Senior Correspondent with its sister publication, Powder, a columnist with Skier Magazine, and Editor and Publisher of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Mitchellâ€™s magazine submissions have been published around the world.
Harookz, Professional Photographer
Deep Cove, B.C. resident Haruki Noguchi is one of the mountain bike industry’s most talented photographers. Always energetic and eternally optimistic, Harookz (as he is universally known) can usually be found laughing on the trail with the world’s best riders.
Dan Barham, Professional Mountain Bike Photographer
Originally from Manchester, UK, but now living on Vancouver’s North Shore, Dan primarily shoots mountain bike and outdoor photography for numerous editorial and commercial clients across the globe, and is one of Bike Magazine’s select few Senior Photographers.
Darren Berrecloth, Professional Mountain Biker
Perhaps the most influential freeride mountain biker in the history of the sport, Bearclaw (as he’s known to most) has won every event on the planet and even hosted one of his own – The Bear Claw Invitational at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island.
Enter now and for more information and official contest rules and regulations about Bike Parks BC â€œUltimate Summer of Free Rideâ€ contest check out www.bikeparksbc.com. Don’t forget to â€œlikeâ€ www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc and follow @bikeparksbc on Twitter for all the latest news.