United Cycle Edmonton Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race presented by Intact Insurance

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 24, 2009Edmonton

Alberta MTB Racing is proud to announce that the fourth stop in the Canada Cup Cross Country mountain bike series will be held in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley on June 13th, 2009.  Centered around the Kinsmen Sports Field House, which was home to the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the MTB course will loop in the shadows of the University of Alberta and the historic Alberta Legislative Building.

In its second year of race organizing, Alberta MTB Racing has big plans for Edmonton’s first national level mountain bike race. 

United Cycle has increased its support of racing in Alberta by becoming the Edmonton Canada Cup Title Sponsor.   United Cycle has a long history of being involved in the cycling community, from regional rides, to charity events, and now to provincial and national level racing.

In an effort to increase awareness and participation for the event, Alberta MTB Racing is happy to announce SONiC 102.9 as an Elite Sponsor of the event.  Join the SONiC Intern Army as they cheer on the riders as at the finish line and hang out in the party tent doling out the SONiC swag.

Thanks to the Elite Sponsorship of Intact Insurance, participants from across the country will compete for a prize purse of over $5000 CDN and coveted international ranking points (UCI C2 classification). 

There will be extra motivation to perform for those athletes looking to make the Canadian National Team as the race is part of the selection criteria.

The Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance, in cooperation with the City of Edmonton, has graciously volunteered their trail building services to improve the race course circuit.  With the race falling right in the middle of Bike Month, extra attention is expected.  Musical entertainment will be provided by a total of four live bands.

Additional information for participants and potential sponsors can be found at: www.albertamtbracing.com.

About Alberta MTB Racing

Alberta MTB Racing is a group of Alberta based MTB racers and avid cyclists who strive to provide fun and well-organized events. It is our goal to deliver an excellent MTB racing experience by providing unique events while consistently delivering well-marked & fun courses with timely & accurate results.


About United Cycle

United Cycle is an independent sporting goods store in Edmonton. In existence since 1928, United Cycle specializes in a variety of sports.  Part of the community for over 80 years, United Cycle has been uniting people through sports. Playing a huge role in the community by promoting healthy living through activity, United Cycle hopes people are experiencing and enjoying the exhilaration, adrenaline, gratification and rewards of sport.


About Sonic 102.9

Edmonton’s SOURCE for Modern Rock


 About Intact Insurance

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Inquiries can be directed to albertamtbracing@gmail.com


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