Bike Giveaway Volunteer Incentive Program – 2017 Winner Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 9, 2017
Bike Giveaway Volunteer Incentive Program – 2017 Winner Announced

The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA), Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) & our sponsor Ute City Cycles / CIMA Cycles are proud to announce the winner of our 3rd annual Bike Giveaway! This volunteer incentive program was run in collaboration by RFOV and RFMBA to encourage local trail users and mountain bikers to spend their time maintaining and building great trails for our communities.

Jen Plass of Woody Creek is our big winner this year thanks to her time maintaining the Airline and Cozyline trails on Sky Mountain Park. By signing an RFOV waiver at the start of a day of volunteering with a group of employees from the Aspen
Skiing Company, she became eligible, and is now the lucky owner of sweet CIMA FB27! While winter is now just around the corner, she’s already dreaming of spring desert trips and time riding with friends on our local trails in 2018!

Jen Plass, Volunteer and Bike Winner with PJ Clotfelter of Ute City Cycles & CIMA Cycles.

Once again this Bike Giveaway incentive program has proven to be very effective. Compared to prior seasons, we’ve seen a continued increase in both the uniquenumber of volunteers participating in public and group projects as well as an increase in the overall number of hours volunteers spent improving our local trails. The efforts of more than 540 adult volunteers entered into the Bike Giveaway add up to over 4,560 hours! With this success, the program is now set to return for a fourth year in 2018! Huge thanks goes out to all the volunteers who participated this year to achieve new and improved trails throughout the area. If you were keeping your fingers crossed to win the bike this year, remember for next year, the more you volunteer, the more chances you have to win!

Ute City Cycles, the exclusive dealer for CIMA Cyles, located on Main St. in Aspen, Colorado, is a full service bike shop offering sales, demos, and professional tunes for your ride. Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association was founded in 2008 and is a Chapter of IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. RFMBA’s mission is to create and sustain the best possible mountain bike trail system and experience in the Roaring Fork Valley. This season, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers celebrated 22 years of promoting stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects.

Contact Information:
Mike Pritchard, RFMBA, Ex. Director, 970-948-3486, mike.pritchard@rfmba.org
David Hamilton, RFOV, Ex. Director, 970-927-8241, davidhamilton@rfov.org