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Alyeska Resort Hosting Mountain Bike Festival September 20 - 22

September 7, 2013 (Girdwood, AK) – The Alyeska Resort Bike Park enjoyed a break-through third season this summer, with warm temperatures and dry trails contributing to record numbers of riders in the Bike Park. To celebrate a successful 2013 biking season, the resort is hosting the inaugural Mountain Bike Festival on September 20 – 22, 2013.

The festival will feature three days of biking-themed competitions and races along with live music nightly at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. Featured events included in the festival will be a chainless downhill race, pond crossing, big air competition and wheelie contest. Participants can enter any race or event in the Mountain Bike Festival for free.

Once the competitions end, the festival moves inside the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. James Dalton will perform Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21 from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. and on Sunday, September 22 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Whether he is banging on guitars, strumming autoharps or making mandolins weep, James Dalton is known for his foot-stomping style, breathtaking vocals and exciting harmonica playing. 

Alaska’s favorite jam band, The Photonz, is headlining the festival, performing both Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. The Photonz have been playing music across Alaska for years, and consistently sell out shows with their signature mix of bluegrass and jangly folk rock. Tickets to the concert cost $10 or free to those holding day bike park tickets or a mountain bike season pass.

Registration forms for all events and races will be available at the Daylodge Bike Hub and participants must register one hour in advance of each event start. Entry for all events is a daily bike ticket or mountain bike season pass. Call 907-754‐2283 for more detailed registration information or visit AlyeskaResort.com.

Mountain Bike Festival Event Schedule:
 

Friday, September 20

4:00 P.M. - Chainless Downhill (Top of Tram)
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Live at the Sitzmark: James Dalton

10:00 P.M. - 1 A.M. - Live at the Sitzmark: The Photonz 

Saturday September 21
12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. - Pond Crossing (Hotel Alyeska Pond Courtyard)
4:00 – 6:00 P.M. – Big Air/ Best Whip Competition(Bear Cub Quad Jump Park)
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. - Live at the Sitzmark: James Dalton
10:00 P.M. - 1 A.M. - Live at the Sitzmark: The Photonz 

Sunday September 22
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. - Enduro Race
2:00 P.M. – Skills Comp (Bear Cub Quad)
3:00 P.M. - Pop a Wheelie Contest (Sitzmark)
4:00 – 7:30 P.M. -  Live at the Sitzmark: James Dalton  

About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.

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