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Hampshire 100 Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Media Alert

August 16, 2011

Contact: Liz LaRose, Director of Marketing and Communications

603.547.3311 x1484 or liz.larose@crotchedmountain.org  

MEDIA ALERT

What:             Hampshire 100 Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Where:           Oak Park, Jct. Route 136 & Forest Road, Greenfield, NH: start and finish line

When:             Sunday, August 21, 2011

Photo Ops:     Starting line with 200+ racers: 6:30 am

                        First racers cross finish line: circa 11:00 am           

Interviews:     Local mountain bike racers Carlos and Jennifer Agudelo of Francestown are available for pre-race or post-race interviews.

Also scheduled to race are professional mountain bikers Tinker Juarez and Alec Petro, as well as Manuel Prado, the current men’s points leader for the Pro-Ultra Endurance Tour Series. Racers and race winners are available for interviews following the race.

Background:  The Hampshire 100 ultra endurance mountain bike race will bring over 200 mountain bikers from across the United States and Canada. The event attracts racers at Pro/Elite, Expert, Sport and Novice levels. It is part of the national Pro Ultra Endurance Tour and is dual-sanctioned by the Eastern Fat Tire Association and USA Cycling.

This 100km race winds through the diverse terrain of Greenfield, Francestown, Hancock, Bennington, Deering and Weare, traversing Crotched Mountain towards the end of the course. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Crotched Mountain Foundation’s Accessible Recreation and Sports Programs (CMARS), which brings people with disabilities together with family and friends in a range of accessible recreational and sport activities.

Contact:         For more information, contact Liz LaRose, Crotched Mountain Foundation  603.547.3311 x1484, cell 603.315.6424 or liz.larose@crotchedmountain.org  

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About Crotched Mountain Foundation

Crotched Mountain Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Crotched Mountain provides specialized education, rehabilitation, community, and residential support services for more than 3,000 people, including individuals with disabilities and the elderly, living in New England and New York. For more information about Crotched Mountain, please visit crotchedmountain.org.