Windham Mountain bike trails open on weekends

Open to the public on Sept 27-28 and Oct 11-13

WINDHAM, New York –

Windham Mountain will open its newly-constructed mountain bike trails to the public on the weekends of September 27-28 and October 11-13, 2008. The host of the East Coast Nationals @ Windham Mountain, the fifth race in the National Mountain Bike Series, will offer lift access to the Sport/Beginner, Pro Downhill, and Super D courses. The cross-country course, which will not require lift service, will also be open to riders. These weekend rides will allow for more fun on Windham Mountain and prepare riders for future competitions.

Known in the East as an elite ski resort, Windham Mountain is quickly becoming known as a four-season resort. East Coast Nationals put Windham Mountain on the map as a destination for experienced and novice mountain bikers alike. Olympians Adam Craig, Georgia Gould and Todd Wells raced here, honing their skills and having a great time. According to Adam Craig, the Super D course is “SPOT ON!” Many competitors in the East Coast Nationals praised the design, flow, and creativity of the trails at Windham Mountain. This new mountain bike venue offers not only exercise and fresh air, but also the beautiful colors of autumn and Windham’s well known hospitality.

Full day adult lift passes will be available for $29.95 per day. Children under 12 can ride for a full day for $19.95. An adult weekend pass will cost $49.95, and a weekend pass for children under 12 will cost $29.95. The ever-popular cross-country track can be ridden for free each weekend.

Lifts will operate on the following weekends: Sept. 27-28, 2008 (Windham Welcomes Fall Ride); and Oct. 11-13, 2008 (Windham Last Chance / Homecoming Weekend Ride).