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The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, the country’s largest celebration of the mountain lifestyle, adventure sports and music, is the newest stop on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour. The slopestyle bike competition at the Mountain Games on June 7 will be a silver level event on the tour, with competition open to professionals and amateur riders alike.

“For the past few years we’ve hosted some of the best riders in the world at our slopestyle event including Chad Kagy, Sam Pilgrim and Mike Montgomery,” says Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations at the Vail Valley Foundation, which organizes the annual event. “We’re excited to join the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour, giving our amateur riders a chance to compete against the best and bring a progressive, international series to the Games.”

Qualifying rounds for slopestyle begin on Friday, June 7, at noon at Golden Peak. The finals of one of the most popular events of the Games will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday with athletes battling for a $10,000 cash purse.

The Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour will host 33 events around the world in 2013. Professional and amateur athletes battle for titles in the individual events and also for the overall series titles.

For more information on the slopestyle competition and other GoPro Mountain Games events, taking place June 6-9,2013 in Vail, Colo., visit www.GoProMountaingames.com.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is charged with enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world-class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community.  For additional information on the Foundation, visit www.vvf.org.

About GoPro
GoPro makes the world's most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro's HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro's products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com.

GOPRO®, HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  All other company, product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.

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