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May 17, 2012 - Professional mountain bike and trials rider Ryan Leech will be at Silver Star Bike Park July 14 for his new Ride & Reach workshop where he’ll help refine both your bike handling skills and refine your body on the yoga mat.

Leech says he thoroughly enjoys combining his prowess as a mountain bike instructor and cycling guide with his specific approach to yoga. This workshop goes beyond the typical ‘how-to’ and explores the powerful development of mental state experiences to optimize your performance and enjoyment.

“This is a unique blend of two different disciplines,” notes Leech, “but it really optimizes the best of both. You would be surprised how they compliment each other. These two activities can so beautifully unite.”

Ian Galbraith, summer business manager at Silver Star, says the opportunity to bring in a world-class rider like Leech to the mountain boasts an already busy summer at the resort. He says the distinctive nature of Leech’s approach will be an excellent chance to improve your skills.

“Yoga may not be the first thing that pops into your head as you go out riding but it’s becoming evident its benefits go beyond the initial health benefits,” says Galbraith. “It can transcend to so many other different aspects of your life.”

Galbraith says space is limited, so it is recommended to book sooner rather than later.

“We’ve already had bookings based on word-of-mouth. I think this could be one of our fastest growing programs.”
He says accommodation specials are available for campers and their families if they mention the Reach & Ride clinic at the time of booking.

Camp price is $150 and includes:
• Bike Park day ticket
• Morning yoga session from 8 to 10 a.m.
• Coaching and instruction on the trails from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Afternoon yoga session from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Silver Star Bike Park is located just 22 kilometeres north east of Vernon, B.C. The renowned bike park features 18 distinct biking trails that range from beginner runs up to expert trails.

Silver Star Bike Park is open for a bonus weekend, June 23 and 24 before launching its seven-day a week operations starting June 29. Regular operations close September 9, however the bike park reopens for another bonus weekend September 15 and 16.

Call 1-800-663-4431 or email for more information.

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