Singletrack fun for women racing the Beti Bike Bash
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Unique event supports women’s mountain bike racing
The first women’s only Beti Bike Bash was such a success that it will return again next year. The women’s mountain bike event will be held at Bear Creek Lake Park, located in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado, on June 12, 2010.
Last year’s inaugural event saw a field nearly 200 women with 90 beginner women. “The success of last year’s event proved to us that women indeed want to race,” said Amy Thomas from team YetiBeti. “Our goal is to continue to build on this momentum and make this a marquee women’s event. It’s great to see the support.”
The event will offer something for all ages and abilities. The course at Bear Creek is a four-mile, non-technical and fast singletrack loop with views of surrounding Red Rocks Park. Beginners (Category 3) will ride two laps, with the sport (Category 2) riders racing three laps, and the Open/Pro/Singlespeed race featuring four fast laps.
With support from new presenting sponsor Stan’s NoTubes, the pro women will be competing for a cash purse that will pay 10 deep, with $1000 for first place.
“It’s unique venue sets it apart and we are pleased to support this one of a kind event for women,” said Cindy Koziatek, co-owner of NoTubes and wife of Stan Koziatek. “Promoting mountain biking for women who want to compete in this sport will provide an invaluable experience for female competitors. ”
“The Beti Bike Bash is sandwiched between TEVA Games race (on June 4) in Vail, Colorado, and the US ProXCT race (on June 18) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We know several top national and Colorado pro women will already be racing at those events. It’s a great opportunity to really showcase the amazing women’s mountain bile talent at the Beti Bike Bash,” said Sarah Rawley of Bigfoot Productions public relations.
A portion of this year’s proceeds will support Mountain2Moutain, a non-profit organization based out of Denver, Colorado which believes the education of women and girls is the
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