Copper Hosts Motorcycle Rally

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Copper Mountain, CO July 26, 2004 - Thousands of spectators from across the country are expected to convene on Copper Mountain Aug. 27-29, 2004 for the second annual Suzuki CycleFest. The rally will deliver a weekend of exciting activities for every member of the family, especially true motorcycle enthusiasts. The rally kicks off at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 with registration located at Copper Mountain lodging check-in.

CycleFest attendees will enjoy a massive motorcycle mall set up throughout the Village at Copper packed with 50 vendors offering great deals on all cycling products. New this year, spectators can collect stamps from the vendors for their Motorcyclist Passport making them eligible for free gifts and great prizes. Those interested in the latest and the greatest bikes will be able to test ride next year's models from Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Buell, Triumph, Kawasaki, BMW and Aprilia. Demo rides will occur throughout the weekend and will be free for CycleFest participants.

Also part of the festivities, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) also will hold its only double-header race of the Supermoto season, the Fay Myers Suzuki Supermoto Classic presented by McGraw Insurance with main events running Saturday and Sunday. The AMA race will take place on a specially designed track at the base of Copper in the Alpine Parking Lot and will feature top stars Jeremy McGrath, Mike Metzger, Kevin Schwantz and more.

Guided and self-guided group rides through the surrounding Rocky Mountains will be offered to visitors who bring their own motorcycles. Road rides will be reserved for sportbikes and cruisers, while dual sport motorcycles will go off-road and tackle some challenging mountain passes. Additionally, beginner motorcycle riders ages five to 14 will have an opportunity to learn the basics of bike handling under the guidance of the American Supercamp instructors on an enclosed track.

Each day guests can take part in the scheduled events of CycleFest, as well as enjoy the numerous summer activities at the resort including free scenic chairlift rides, guided hikes, lake activities and free outdoor concerts.

Pricing for CycleFest ranges from $5 for a one-day child pass to $40 for a three-day adult pass, which includes admission to the races and activities. For only $10 per day, spectators can purchase a Paddock Pass to gain access to the pit area for the Supermoto Race, providing an even closer look at the action on and off the track. More information on pricing can be found at www.cyclefestco.com.

For a complete schedule of events for Suzuki CycleFest 2004, including details on the seminars, parties and concerts throughout the festival, visit www.cyclefestco.com. For a list of summer activities at Copper and the latest lodging deals, go to www.coppercolorado.com or call (800) 458-8386 ext. 4INFO