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Angel Fire Resort Revamps Mountain Bike Park to Attract Ride

ANGEL FIRE, NM - (May 2, 2011) Angel Fire Bike Park, has gone through an expansion and improvement this spring and starting May 26, the Park will offer over 29 miles of new and enhanced trails for riders of all abilities. In an effort to appeal to the beginner and intermediate rider, the Angel Fire Bike Park has expanded and reworked the trails so beginners will have a safe and controlled environment to learn the sport, improve their basic skills and fine-tune the right technique for difficult sections. The Bike Park also boasts the longest season in the Rockies with all trails open from May 26 - October 16. Along with the revamped terrain the resort is offering deep discounts on passes and lodging packages, creating the most affordable Bike Park in the country.

Located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, Angel Fire Bike Park is a premiere mountain bike destination in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Bike Park offers chairlift-accessed terrain for downhill, cross-country and all-mountain styles of mountain bike riding, including beginner, intermediate and advanced/ expert trails. The Bike Park is an ideal location to learn the sport as it will offer riding clinics, bike rentals and repairs, guided tours, skills parks, freestyle features, special events and bike-friendly, slopeside lodging.

"With this revamp, Angel Fire Bike Park has the perfect terrain for every skill level, from the novice to the expert," explains Hogan Koesis, Bike Park Manager, Angel Fire Resort. "We want more people to ride this mountain and we think they can do it at a lower price. Value is king in this economy and that's why we're now offering the most affordable Bike Park in the country."

Special discounted prices this season include:.
Daily rate $22
The Gravity Pass $169 - a season pass that offers unlimited chairlift rides from March - October, and three free days at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, CO.
Stay & Ride Package - as low as $49 per person, per night. Includes lodging at the base at Angel Fire Resort and single-day lift pass.

Whether it's easily cruising down one of the new XC trails or taking on one of the technical root sections, drops or jumps riders can try something new on every decent. At an altitude of 10,600 feet bikers will have access to one of the largest lift-access mountains in North America.

As the site of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, NORBA Nationals, NCAA Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships and Mountain States Cup Championships the Angel Fire Bike Park will host a series of events this summer season as well.


CHILE CHALLENGE
ANGEL FIRE NEW MEXICO
JUNE 3, 4, 5 -- DH, 4X, SD, XC, STXC
The Mountain States Cup has set the stage for 2011 with new venues, more endurance stage racing, new DH courses and more of the same racing you have come to love from the MSC.

OSO HIGH MOUNTAIN BIKE XC RACE
NEW MEXICO OFF-ROAD SERIES - NMORS #7
JUNE 25
Each series XC race will be an independent qualifying event for USAC MTB Nationals. The final overall series standings will be used to determine 2011 USAC NM MTB State Champions.

ANGEL FIRE'S 2ND ANNUAL FREERIDE FEST
AUGUST 2O
Angel Fire is going to be hosting the 2nd Annual Freeride Festival. Free beer, gear and a movie premier.

RED BULL FINAL DESCENT
OCTOBER 15
The last mountain bike event of the season, the Red Bull Final Descent is an intense 12-hour endurance downhill mountain bike challenge for sport, expert and pro-class mountain bike riders.

To schedule your reservation or for more information about The Angel Fire Bike Park, including the full schedule of events, go to HYPERLINK "http://www.angelfirebikepark.com" www.angelfirebikepark.com Images of the Bike Park and Riders are available upon request.

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For photos: contact Krysty Ronchetti at HYPERLINK "mailto:cgermscheid@angelfireresort.com" krysty@sjcommunications.com or 505-821-9279.


About Angel Fire Bike Park
Located in Angel Fire, New Mexico, Angel Fire Bike Park is a premiere mountain bike destination in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Bike Park offers chairlift-accessed terrain for downhill, cross-country and all-mountain styles of mountain bike riding, including beginner, intermediate and advanced/ expert trails. Collective features of the bike park include riding clinics, bike rentals and repairs, guided tours, skills parks, freestyle features, special events and bike-friendly, slopeside lodging. Angel Fire Bike Park is privately owned and operated by Angel Fire Resort, and is open from May to October, providing one of the longest bike park seasons in the United States. For additional information on Angel Fire Bike Park or Angel Fire Resort, please call 800-633-7463 or log on to HYPERLINK "http://www.angelfirebikepark.com/"www.angelfirebikepark.com.
To line up an interview with an Angel Fire executive or for more information contact:

Krysty Ronchetti
Public Relations Rep
Angel Fire Resort
505-821-9279
krysty@sjcommunications.com