PRESS RELEASE: Outerbike Sun Valley
After nearly 30 years of guiding riders in the Sun Valley area Western Spirit Cycling is bringing our Outerbike event home to kick off summer!
“The Ketchum/Sun Valley area has always been one of our favorites!” says Outerbike’s own Ashley Korenblat. “My husband Mark and I used to spend a month up there every summer guiding trips and pretending to be locals. We never ran out of trails to ride and were always sad when we had to leave. Now with some new additions to the bike park and other trails popping up all over the Wood River Valley, there’s no better time to go back!”
The Ketchum/ Sun Valley area has always been one of our favorites!
We will kick off our 2019 Outerbike season with the new Sun Valley venue right at the base of the River Run gondola. Participants will receive a 3-day lift pass to the resort which coincides with the opening weekend of the bike park! (can you say brown pow and zero braking bumps!) It’s also the kick off to summer on Friday the 21st with the Summer Solstice Soiree that evening. Held in the city of Ketchum’s downtown square come celebrate as the longest day of the year gives way to the brilliant dark and starry skies. Local food and beverage vendors will be serving up food and drink while Nate Botsford and Band will be jamming from 5-9pm.
Weekend demos are from 9-5pm Friday and Saturday and 9-4pm on Sunday. We have an all-star line up of exhibitors coming to Sun Valley with some of the finest demo fleets available to test ride. May other brands will be showing off their products from clothing and sunglasses to riding packs and custom Sprinter vans.
Western Spirit and Sturtevants will be providing shuttles to e-bikers and others to the Greenhorn Gulch trailhead to provide easier access to some shared-use trails south of town. For quicker cross country test loops, the White Cloud network and Adams Gulch area trails are a short spin away.Cycling chef Ken Moody and his all-star crew serve up delicious catered lunches each day under the big white Outerbike tent and Sawtooth brewery will be pouring beer each afternoon during happy hour.
On Saturday night People for Bikes will host a DRAFT meetup at the Limelight Hotel in downtown Ketchum. DRAFT is a nationwide meetup series that taps into people who love bikes, biz, and beer. The events bring communities together to celebrate the latest bike industry innovations. Speeches, announcements, and conversations allow business leaders, product developers, tech innovators, advocates, artists and more to share big ideas - all while enjoying delicious craft beer.
The Outerbike experience is all about giving the public a chance to swing a leg over a number of bikes from brands they’ve been considering but maybe haven’t been able to locate a model to test out. Outerbike is one of the best places to actually try before you buy on world class trails. It’s a curated demo weekend that gives folks a VIP pass to all the latest and greatest product out there.
“Overall we couldn’t be happier to be bringing Outerbike to Sun Valley.” says co-owner Mark Sevenoff. “We have such great support from the folks at Sun Valley resort, Visit Sun Valley and so many others. It’s hard to find venues that can match up to Moab, Crested Butte, and Bentonville, but Sun Valley more than holds it’s own! Going up there every summer is like a family reunion! Now on top of all our local connections up there, we’re bringing our whole Outerbike family to the party too.”
Like all Outerbikes, you can purchase 3 different types of tickets ranging from just a social pass at $85 to the full demo pass at $240. Tickets for Outerbike Sun Valley can be purchased here
. Online sales end Tuesday, June 17th at midnight. Events do sell out so plan ahead and avoid higher prices at the door.
The 2019 Outerbike schedule will be:
• Sun Valley Outerbike 6/21-23
• Crested Butte Outerbike 8/16–8/18
• Moab Fall Outerbike 10/4–10/6 (10th Anniversary!)
• Bentonville Outerbike 10/25–27
For more information email Mark Sevenoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800 845 BIKE (2453)