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DevineRIDE Mountain-Bike Camps Return to Rossland, B.C

May 19, 2005 – (Rossland, BC.) – DevineRIDE mountain-bike camps, which rocked the Kootenay region last summer, are back by popular demand. DevineRIDE hosted two successful women’s mountain-bike camps last summer, and now the word is out. These camps have established a reputation for delivering a high-caliber camp that focuses on the quality of the riders’ experience, good organization, and qualified, fun instructors.

The hosts past World Downhill Mountain-Bike champion Cindy Devine and World Extreme Skiing Medalist champion Kirsty Exner were pleased with their inaugural season. “It really couldn’t have gone smoother, says Kirsty. “We had a great turn out and great riding. You can’t ask for more than that!

This is an exciting year for DevineRIDE because it is the first year of operation for Red Resort’s new bikepark. This year, Red Resort will be the stage for the Red Freeride Camps hosted by Kirsty Exner and DevineRIDE, and their experienced team of talented and respected mountain biking stars.

The DevineRIDE instructors received rave reviews from participants. Cindy and Kirsty will be joined this year by local Rossland rippers Steph Robinson and Chris Lawrence, and by several riders from nearby Nelson, including Maya Grosch, Deb Mackillop, Mike Kinrade, and many others. This will be a strong team loaded with talent and experience.

The DevineRIDE mountain-bike camps are weekend events. Riders participate in two days of skills instruction, lift-access rides or ride/shuttle access, and technical seminars, plus plenty of time to socialize with fellow riders. There are trails for all abilities and a skill-development area to help participants learn to ride skinnies, do jumps, ride the steeps, and go fast.

There will be women-only and co-ed camps for individuals ages 13 and up. Spaces are already filling up. Riders interested in Red’s bikepark camps are asked to contact Red Resort’s central reservations at 1-877-969-7669 (or email at reservations@redresort.com). Or, individuals can contact Rossland Recreation for other camps at 250-362-7191, or email at recreation@rossland.com.

2005 DevineRIDE Schedule
June 3-5 Women Only (ages 13 and up for all camps)
June 24-25 Women Only
*July 15-17 Co-ed
*Aug. 5-7 Women Only
Sept. 16-18 Women Only
*Camps held in Red Resort’s Bikepark

Costs:
– $209 (CDN) without lift tickets (Approximately $165 USD)
– $245 (CDN) with lift tickets (Approximately $193 USD)
Prices do not include sales tax

More information is available at www.kirstyexner.com or www.devineride.com.

DevineRIDE bike camps are sponsored by:
– Helly Hansen
– Specialized Bikes
– Revolution Bike Shop
– Tree Brewing Inc.
– Carrera Eyewear
– Shebeest
– Flash-5 Energy Bars
– Gerick’s Cycle and Sport

About Red Resort
Red Resort, in southeastern British Columbia, is 10 minutes north of the Canada/U.S. border within the community of Rossland and five minutes >from its downtown core. The resort offers an infinite number of runs that descend 2,900 vertical feet (884 meters) through best-in-the-world tree skiing and wide-open glades of untouched powder.





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