DETAILS OF SPECIAL OFFERINGS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 WYDAHO RENDEZVOUS MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL
DEMO BIKES FROM SIX TOP MANUFACTURERS, RIPSTOKE TRIALS PERFORMERS, AND CLINICS TOP THE LIST OF NEWS FROM WYDAHO
Driggs, ID and Alta, WY. August 12, 2013. Grand Targhee Resort and Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP) announced today a number of unique offerings for the 2013 Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival weekend of activities.
The Festival kicks off on Friday, August 30th 2013—the start of Labor Day weekend—when hundreds of riders and their families from a multi-state region will participate in group rides, clinics, bike demos, parties and other activities during popular three-day event.
In the first of several announcements, Tim Adams, TVTAP’s Executive Director, noted his pleasure in welcoming the RipStoke bike performance team for their second appearance at a Rendezvous. “These guys have performed live on ‘The Today Show’ and ESPN—they’re considered one of the top bike-tricks teams in the country,” he said. “RipStoke was a huge hit for us two years ago, and we’re fortunate and excited that they were able to make it again for 2013.” Adams noted that each evening of the Festival, attendees can witness RipStoke's wild aerial wheelies, rear wheel balancing-maneuvers where the front tire never touches the ground, and large drops to flat landings where it seems like the bike should break in half upon impact. www.ripstoke.com
Adams went on to announce the lineup of bike “Demo” fleets coming to this year’s Rendezvous, allowing Festival-registered riders to test out the most current, top-of-the-line bikes. “This year we have the best-of-the-best bike manufacturers represented. Full demo fleets from Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Giant, Specialized and Trek will allow Festival participants to test out the latest/greatest in mountain bike technology—all for no charge,” said Adams. “Some full-suspension builds in these fleets retail for up to $10,000, so the chance to select from so many top-shelf bikes for ‘test rides’ at the Festival is an exceptional opportunity that’s rarely available in one location.”
According to Andy Williams, Special Events & Trails Manager for Grand Targhee and Tim Adams, TVTAP’s Executive Director, the races being held during the Rendezvous will appeal to a broad group. “This year we’re bringing back the popular “Super D” race on an improved course,” Williams noted. “In addition to downhill and ‘chainless’ races, we’re adding a “Strava” cross-country event, where a smart-phone app allows riders race a designated course at a time of their choosing and upload the results to compare with others online.”
Adams made one last special announcement: that the Bike Skills Clinics will be returning to the 2013 Rendezvous. “I’m saving the best news for last,” he said, “and letting everyone know of the extraordinary opportunity to learn bike and trail skills at this year’s Festival. Both RipStoke performers and veteran instructor David Nash, also returning by popular demand, will be personally offering instruction in skills to help improve performance and confidence on the trail.” Clinics address techniques such as climbing, descending, cornering, obstacle clearance for riders of all levels. Registration for the clinics is limited and can be found at http://wydahorendezvous.athlete360.com/
Continuing the tradition of previous years’ Festivals, 2013 Rendezvous will provide festival registrants with a host of activities from which to choose. A complete list of the 2013 Festival weekend Schedule of Events, including races, clinics, and the popular Group Rides, can be found on the Wydaho Rendezvous website www.tetonbikefest.org