Beowulf Announced as Most Recent IMBA Epic

For Immediate Release 
 
IMBA Canada is excited to announce the newest addition to the list of IMBA Epics for 2017, the 35km long Beowulf at the SilverStar Mountain Resort.  The trail, which travels along ridgelines, through cedar rainforests and grassy meadows, leads down from the resort to Putnam creek and back up to the resort, taking riders on a saga that will fully challenging both fitness and spirit. 
 
The Epic designation is reserved only for emersive rides that are technically and physically challenging, beautiful to behold and worthy of celebration. After four years of dedication to this cause, the builders have created a beast that is welcome among the other greats on the Epics list. Beowulf will no doubt be the source of many stories told and battle scars compared from rider to rider. 
 
About IMBA Canada
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is a non‐profit association whose mission is to ensure Canada is home to a strong and vibrant mountain bike community, riding a world-class network of mountain bike trails. Affiliated with like-minded IMBA organizations around the world, IMBA Canada strives to bring out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. Our core values: Speak, Build, Respect, and Ride represent the call to action for IMBA Canada affiliated clubs nationwide. (www.imbacanada.com)
 
About Beowulf's Grand Opening     
The ribbon cutting and grand opening of Beowulf will take place on Saturday July 29, 2017. Members of the media are invited to ride the trails and be a part of the first chapter of this legendary story. Festivities will include the opportunity to meet the dedicated crew of trail builders, and learn about everything that went into the making of the epic Beowulf. To RSVP for the ribbon cutting, reply directly to Jason Martin jmartin [at] skisiverstar [dot] com (http://www.skisilverstar.com/summer/activities-events/feature-events/beo...)
 
About SilverStar Mountain Resort 
Award-winning SilverStar Mountain Resort is located in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region.  Less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW), SilverStar is the 3rd largest ski area in BC offering 3,282 acres of skiable terrain, 760-metre vertical drop and the annual snowfall of more than 700cm. Recognized as one of Canada’s best destination mountain, SilverStar’s intimate, colourful, mid-mountain village provides true slope-side lodging.  A year-round mountain destination, SilverStar’s Bike Park is ranked as one of the premier downhill mountain bike facilities in North America (www.skisilverstar.com)
 
Contact: 
Jason Martin
Bike Park Media Coordinator, SilverStar Mountain Resort
C: (250) 309-6707 | jmartin [at] skisilverstar [dot] com 
 
AJ Strawson
Executive Director, IMBA Canada 
C: 778 871 7307 | aj [dot] strawson [at] imbacanada [dot] com
 
 
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