Olympian DeMattei, Wiens Host Colorado CycleFest

Press Release on Colorado Cycle Fest supporting Highschool Mountain Biking

DENVER, Colo. – Olympic and World Cup stars, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens are offering Colorado cyclists a memorable weekend when they host the inaugural Colorado CycleFest, Saturday May 1, and Sunday May 2, 2010, in support of the Colorado High School Cycling League.

In a joint statement, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens said, “CycleFest is the main fundraising drive of high school mountain biking for Colorado, so it’s really important that mountain bikers across the state come out and support this. More than just competition, high school mountain bike racing will introduce cycling to a whole segment of our youth that otherwise may never be exposed to it. Every boy and girl on your local high school mountain bike team gets to compete on race day; there is no sitting on the bench! The CycleFest is an unprecedented event, we are really looking forward to meeting everybody, and anyone who loves bicycles should definitely be there!”

Attendees at the Colorado CycleFest weekend will enjoy a gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday, May 1, in Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Art Museum. Then on Sunday, May 2, is a rare opportunity to ride with the two Mountain Biking greats, Susan DeMattei and Dave Wiens, when they lead a road ride from Boulder followed by lunch at the Bacaro Venetian Taverna, hosted by Fabio Flagiello.

Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Trek Bikes have provided a 2010 Trek Fuel EX8.0 for raffle. The lucky winner will be given a choice of color and frame size, or else to apply $2200 to any Trek bike at Wheat Ridge Cyclery. Tickets cost only $5 and may be purchased online at http://www.coloradomtb.org/cyclefest_raffle.html or else at the door. A host of fabulous prizes for the silent auction are donated by Specialized, SRAM, Trek, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Yeti.

CycleFest tickets are $100.00 regular, and $150 for Patron tickets, which provide admission to a special cocktail hour. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to supporting the Colorado High School Cycling League, so be sure to purchase one for your friend/spouse/partner too! Tickets to all events are available online at http://coloradomtb.org/cyclefest2010.htm

What: Colorado High School Cycling League CycleFest: Cycling celebrities, gala dinner, raffle, silent auction and ride at Colorado’s two-wheeled social event of the year.
Where: Denver, Colorado (Sunday Ride is in Boulder)
When: May 1st, gala dinner; May 2nd, road ride and lunch
Who: Dave Wiens, Susan DeMattei
Why: Benefit for the Colorado High School Cycling League.

About the Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado High School Cycling League promotes personal development and teamwork through bicycle racing, and encourages the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League organizes a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders. The League makes high school racing the easiest route for juniors to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The Colorado League was kick-started with a generous grant from the founding SoCal sponsor, Easton Foundations, and is also generously supported by founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Primal Wear, Yeti Bicycles, Wheat Ridge Cyclery and Fox Racing Shox. Contact: Kate Rau kate@coloradomtb.org (720) 272-9282

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1 Comment

These guys have no races

These guys have no races scheduled, have announced no school teams as of yet, want really high fees/costs for anything they do (it costs $$$$ to be any kind of "member" or to attend any function), and appear to be bluffing their way along.

No indication of exactly where/how the money will be spent.

Good idea, bad execution.