1st Annual Peaks Pedal Fest – Sun Peaks Resort

1st Annual Peaks Pedal Fest Launches Labour Day Long Weekend!

September 5 – 7, 2015

This Labour Day long weekend Sun Peaks Resort launches the first annual Peaks Pedal Fest. A 3-day celebration highlighting the communities’ diverse and ever expanding biking culture. In Sun Peaks, avid freeriders through to casual cyclists will find an event suited to their riding style.

The lift company has made great strides in fostering a thriving bike culture over recent years. This encompasses all forms of the sport such as cross-country, downhill, all-mountain, fat biking, electric and road cycling. The Peaks Pedal Fest aims to showcase this emerging community with a wide variety of activities and events for riders of all ages and abilities.

“Mountain bike culture is an important element of the summer scene here in Sun Peaks. Celebrating another great season with all our guests and locals is a perfect way to close our Bike Park operations on a high note. We look forward to Peaks Pedal Fest becoming a staple on the calendar for years to come,” says Aidan Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sun Peaks Resort.

The festival will kick off on Saturday, September 5th, with the “Seek + Enjoy Poker Ride” for both downhill and cross-country riders. The 6th Annual “Yeah Bru! Dual Slalom Race” presented by The Bicycle Cafe and the “Kids Foot Down Derby” take place on Sunday with local pro rider Dylan Sherrard making an appearance. There will also be complimentary guided cross-country bike tours running on Saturday and Sunday. The Pedal Fest weekend will conclude on Monday with the “Molson Coors Lift and a Lager Wrap-Up Party” at the Sunburst mid-mountain restaurant, where both bikers and hikers can enjoy a cold beverage included with purchase of a lift ticket alongside a live DJ spinning music on the patio.

Riders are encouraged to join the resort in celebrating another fantastic season on the mountain, as the lift accessible mountain biking operations come to a close on Monday, September 7. Cross-country trails in the valley will remain open through the fall, along with golf, horseback trail rides and other family-friendly activities.

For a full list of event times, information and registration, please visit the Peaks Pedal Fest event page at: www.sunpeaksresort.com/pedalfest

About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks is a four season resort community located in the interior of British Columbia. With the addition of two, new alpine ski zones for the 2014-15 winter season, it now ranks as the second largest ski area in Canada. Most recently declared the #2 Ski Destination in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine’s Reader Poll and Best Overall Resort #2 by the Editors’ Choice Awards in the SBC Resort Guide in 2013, Sun Peaks is continually rated one of the top ski experiences in North America. The award winning resort design features three mountains surrounding an intimate ski-in, ski-out village filled with shops, restaurants and hotels. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf on B.C.’s highest golf course, both downhill and cross country mountain biking, lift accessed alpine hiking as well as numerous concert events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and still the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort’s environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2.5 hours) and also by car; only a four hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.

For further information contact:

Kyle Taylor
Communications Specialist
Tourism Sun Peaks
direct: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633
media@sunpeakstourism.com

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