Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dirty Dawg Cycling Weekend Press Release


Contact: Ben Brown E-mail: BBrown@MountainLakeHotel.com

(540) 626-7121 x444 www.MtnLakeConservancy.org

The Mountain Lake Conservancy Hosts Dirty Dawg Cycling Weekend June 13 - 15

Pembroke, Va. – The Mountain Lake Conservancy will host the Dirty Dawg Cycling Weekend Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15 at Mountain Lake Hotel and The Mountain Lake Conservancy in Pembroke, Va. Mountain Lake Hotel packages for the cycling weekend are available.

Visit www.MtnLakeConservancy.org/special-dirtydawg.html for more information about the weekend and call Mountain Lake Hotel at 800.346.3334 for room packages that will include free race entry, and special late checkout on Sunday.

This is the second year The Mountain Lake Conservancy has hosted the Dirty Dawg Mountain Bike Race. Due to its first year success, The Mountain Lake Conservancy expanded the festivities to include cycling activities for the whole family. The weekend’s schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 13

Dusk Welcome to Mountain Lake Bonfire

Saturday, June 14

10 a.m. East Coasters sponsored Trek Bike Demo

10 a.m. Guided road and mountain bike rides start

4 p.m. Capt’n Insane-O’s Kids Challenge Course

5 p.m. Outdoor gear barter session

7:30 p.m. Conservancy benefit auction

8 p.m. Live music

Dusk Bonfire

Sunday, June 15
2nd Annual Dirty Dawg Mountain Bike Race
8:30 a.m. Double cross country ‘Late Registration’ ends
8:45 a.m. Double cross country (XXC) race meeting

9:01 a.m. XXC (30 miles) race starts

9:15 a.m. Cross country ‘Late Registration’ ends

9:45 a.m. Cross country racers’ meeting

10 a.m. Cross country races start
3 pm Trek Bike Demo ends

The Dirty Dawg Cycling Weekend is sponsored by East Coasters Bike Shops in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Mountain Lake Hotel, Mountain Lake Conservancy, , Giles County Industrial Development Authority, Trek, Quality Bike Parts, Cane Creek, Shimano, Bob Gear, Hammer Nutrition, Stan’s No Tubes, Salsa Cycles and Hawley USA.

To learn more about the weekend or Mountain Lake Conservancy, contact Mountain Lake Conservancy Director of Recreation Ben Brown at (540) 626-7121 ext. 444 or visit the conservancy’s website at www.MtnLakeConservancy.org.

The Mountain Lake Conservancy’s purpose is to further Mary Moody Northen’s desire to forge bonds between people and nature in Mountain Lake’s unique environment. The conservancy includes 2,600 acres of forest with more than 20 miles of challenging hiking, biking and cross country skiing trails with breathtaking views and awe-inspiring serenity.