Snowmass schedules mountain bike fondo | AspenTimes.com

Snowmass schedules mountain bike fondo

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The first Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo is scheduled for this summer.

Snowmass Tourism and action sports marketing company Spectrum Marketing announced the mountain bike event for the new loop singletrack around Snowmass Village.

The MTB Fondo is set for Saturday, June 25.

The event will open with a kickoff to the 2016 live music season with a free concert Thursday, June 23, featuring Taj Mahal.

Also, the MTB Fondo will be held in conjunction with the second Cycling Industry Snowmass Demo Days on June 25-26.

Fondo participants will have the opportunity to test ride the latest in biking equipment.

“We are excited to showcase a version of our new ‘Snowmass Loop’ singletrack lap around Snowmass,” said Dave Elkan, events manager of Snowmass Tourism. “The loop is filled with vistas and Aspen groves and makes for a fast and diverse course.”

The Snowmass Loop is a 20-mile route with more than 3,000 feet of vertical gain on singletrack.

The Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo will have a one-lap, 20-mile option and two-lap, 40-mile option.

Snowmass features more than 90 miles of trails for mountain bikers, including a downhill course.

“Snowmass has long been known for its great mountain biking with the likes of Government Trail. The Snowmass Loop is like a greatest hits compilation of Snowmass, all during a bike industry demo weekend when you can test ride the newest and best stuff,” said Rob Quinn of Spectrum Marketing. “Kicked off by a free concert by Taj Mahal in one of the most beautiful venues in the country…this will be good.”

Each Fondo participant will receive a T-shirt, pint glass, swag bag, post ride party and awards event.

A portion of the entry fees goes to the Aspen High School mountain biking team.

For more information on the Snowmass Loop MTN Fondo visit http://www.snowmassloopmtbfondo.com.

dstrode@aspentimes.com


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