VisitPA.com Sponsors Pennsylvania Mountain Bike Racing Team

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire/ — VisitPA.com will sponsor six pro/semi-pro mountain bikers from Pennsylvania who will represent the state and showcase its outdoor adventure opportunities through numerous races and public appearances this spring and summer.

“The VisitPA.com mountain bike racing team will be a great way to raise awareness of the amazing biking opportunities and other outdoor activities in Pennsylvania,” said Mickey Rowley, Deputy Secretary of Tourism in the Department of Community and Economic Development. “We are excited to watch their progress and hear about their journeys across the state’s challenging terrain over the next few months via VisitPA.com.”

The VisitPA.com’s six members will ride in nearly 60 races throughout the season, which runs March through October. They will provide inside knowledge of Pennsylvania’s biking trails and share their experiences with visitors on VisitPA.com. The racing team includes:

— Mike “Kuhndog” Kuhn; Allentown
Favorite place to bike in PA: Rothrock State Forest, near State College

— Ray Adams; Harrisburg
Favorite place to bike in PA: Bald Eagle State Forest trails near
Mifflinburg

— Ryan Leech; Philadelphia
Favorite place to bike in PA: Fairmont Park’s singletrack in
Philadelphia

— Taylor McLain; Carlisle
Favorite place to bike in PA: Michaux State Forest, near Carlisle

— Don Pagano; Carlisle
Favorite place to bike in PA: Michaux State Forest, near Carlisle

— Zach Blazer; Allentown
Favorite place to bike in PA: Weiser State Forest trails, near Lykens

“We’re all Pennsylvanians – pretty much born and raised,” said Kuhn, VisitPA.com racing team co-captain. “Most of us have biked all across the United States and can say without question that Pennsylvania has some of the very best terrain, scenery and all types of trails for mountain biking.”

Throughout the year, the VisitPA.com mountain biking team will contribute a minimum of one equal share of prize money from each of their races to the Blue Butterfly Fund, an organization dedicated to aiding families whose children have cancer and organizations that assist such families. (http://www.bluebutterflyfund.org/)

For more information about biking in Pennsylvania, or to check-in on the VisitPA.com team, go to visitPA.com or call (800) VISIT PA.

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