Accessibility Widget: On | Off
On Memorial Day weekend (May 27-30) the town of Granby, CO and the SolVista Bike Park at Granby Ranch will host the second annual Triple DHip, a downhill mountain bike stage race.  Both professional and amateur racers will compete in three stages over three days for a combined prize purse of over $50,000.
Photo
Thanks to the Town of Granby, there will be a pro purse of $25,000 awarded to top finishers in the men’s and women’s categories.  In addition, the Triple DHip will offer over $50,000 in prizes to top finishers in the amateur categories.

Racers will compete on three separate race tracks at the now famous SolVista Bike Park at Granby Ranch, host of the National Championships of mountain biking in 2009 and 2010.  In only its fourth year of operations, the SolVista Bike Park has cemented its reputation for providing exciting racing events, challenging terrain, and great viewing opportunities for spectators.

The weekend will kick off on Friday evening May 27 with a pig roast, live music, and registration at Maverick’s Grille in downtown Granby.  There will be practice all day Saturday and the evening will feature a dirt-jumping exhibition and party in the park in downtown Granby, complete with food, music, entertainment, demos, kids' activities and a beer garden. Racing will commence on Sunday when riders will contest two stages.  The final stage and overall awards will complete the weekend’s festivities on Monday, May 30.
Photo“We’re excited for the second annual Triple DHip race,” commented Matt Thompson, SolVista Bike Park director. “Thanks to the town of Granby’s sponsorship, the Triple DHip event now sits in the top tier of mountain bike events in the United States.”
Double-click to edit

“Grand County has grown into one of the premier mountain biking destinations in the country,” mentioned Granby Ranch CEO Kyle Harris.  “Granby Ranch is certainly doing its part, hosting the Triple DHip and several subsequent mountain biking competitions at SolVista Bike Park.  The Triple DHip is a great kickoff to the 2011 season and builds upon the huge momentum generated by the past two years’ Nationals.” 
PhotoThe Mayor of Granby, Jynnifer Pierro, had this to add, “The Town of Granby is excited and proud to sponsor the second annual Triple DHip mountain bike race at Granby Ranch on Memorial Day weekend. We are looking forward to an electrifying event with lots of prize money for the winners.”

For more information on the event, please visit www.tripledhip.com, www.granbyranch.com, or contact info@bikesolvista.com. You can stay in touch through the SolVista Bike Park Facebook page, too. There are still sponsorship opportunities available.

About the SolVista Bike Park – SolVista Bike Park is dedicated to providing quality mountain biking opportunities for all members of the family, all ages, and all ability levels.  In addition to one of the nation’s finest alpine mountain biking trail networks, we also offer miles of world class singletrack for cross-country mountain biking opportunities.    

About Granby Ranch – Spanning 5,000 acres of sun-filled high alpine landscape, Granby Ranch is a mountain community offering an unparalleled combination of amenities, homes, and home sites where all owners are members of The Club at Granby Ranch.

The fully-amenitized community is just 90 minutes from Denver and features: SolVista Basin ski area with a completely remodeled Base Camp Lodge and acclaimed Seven Trails Grille restaurant; SolVista Bike Park and cross-country trail network, home of the 2009 and 2010 USA Cycling Mountain Biking National Championships; 18-hole Nicklaus Design Headwaters Golf Course; more than three miles of private fishing access on the Fraser River; and hundreds of acres of open space and trails for hiking, mountain biking and enjoying the high mountain summer vibe. www.granbyranch.com | 888.850.4615

Contact info –
SolVista Bike Park
Matt Thompson – Director
info@bikesolvista.com, www.bikesolvista.com
, SolVista Bike Park Facebook Fan Page
Related:
Create New Tag
3 comments
Show More Comment(s) / Leave a Comment