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2014 Summer Press Kit - Mountain Bike School Gears Up for a Second Summer of Classes

April 29, 2014

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Newry, ME (Summer 2014) - Back by popular demand, the Mountain Bike School at Sunday River Resort will continue to offer lessons this summer to kids and adults looking to learn new skills or take their riding to the next level.

The Mountain Bike School, which opened for the first time last summer, was designed around lessons that help students work on skills and techniques used in cross country and downhill mountain biking. A dedicated pump track serves as the school's beginner classroom.    

Classes are available starting Thursday, June 26, and take place Thursdays through Sundays (and holidays including July 4 and Labor Day) until Labor Day Weekend. Following Labor Day Weekend, lessons are available Fridays through Sundays until Columbus Day Weekend. The last day of operation for the Sunday River Bike Park is Monday, October 13.  

Classes are 90 minutes and start at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive to the Sunday River Sports (in the South Ridge Lodge) for their lesson at least 20 minutes prior. 

Price is $49 for kids 12 and younger and $59 for adults ages 13 and older. Prices include bike rental, helmet, protective gear, a single lift ride, and instruction.  

Following any lesson, guests can keep their uphill lift ticket and rental package (bike and helmet) for $59 for kids 13 and younger and $69 for adults. Class sizes are limited to four people per class and guests are encouraged to reserve their spot ahead of time by calling 800-543-2754. Classes can also be booked based on availability at Sunday River Sports in the South Ridge Lodge or at either resort hotel front desk.

For more information on the Sunday River Bike Park visit sundayriver.com/bikepark

Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, the most slopeside lodging in the east including two resort hotels, and in the summer months activities including lift-serviced mountain biking, ziplines, and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.