Experience It All With A Season Pass To Five B.C. Bike Parks To Be Awarded June 19

WHISTLER, BC May 12, 2010Inspiration for Anthill Film’s latest bike film “Follow Me” was easy to come by; the resorts of Bike Parks BC are the crew and athletes’ backyards.   Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Silver Star Bike Park, Sun Peaks Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Mount Washington Bike Park showcase an unparalleled diversity of lift-accessed terrain.

“One of the things we really wanted to show in ‘Follow Me’ was the variety of the trails and terrain Bike Parks BC has,” says Ian Dunn, Producer and Marketing Director of Anthill Films. “It’s really  cool how mountains only a few hours apart can be so different - from views of the Pacific on Mount Washington and the perfectly groomed berms of Silverstar, to the fast and flowy runs on Sun Peaks, the technical descents at Fernie and the non-stop action of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park - each park has it’s own unique feel.”

Bike Parks BC’s “Ultimate Summer of Free Ride” will give one rider a summer of access to B.C’s best bike parks with a season pass to Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Silver Star Bike Park, Sun Peaks Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort and Mount Washington Bike Park. The winner will also get two lift tickets, two nights accommodation, two days of bike rentals, and a half day of expert guiding to share with a friend at each resort during the 2010 summer season; not to mention $1,000 so they can create the most epic summer road trip ever.

“Riding in a bike park is one of the best examples of the ‘Follow Me’ concept. Even when you are by yourself, you are not alone. You’re sharing a laugh in the line-up, meeting new people on the chair, following someone you don’t even know down a new trail,” says Dunn. “It’s all about good times and Bike Parks BC are some of the best places in the world to do it.”

The rider’s top submission explaining why they deserve summer-long access to Bike Parks BC on www.bikeparksbc.com or www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc will earn that rider the grand prize. Riders can submit their photo or blog online from April 30 until midnight at June 14. The public will be able to vote for their favourites to determine the finalists announced June 15.  A panel of celebrity judges will then determine the winner and on June 19 someone’s ultimate summer of free ride with Bike Parks BC will begin.

For more information and official contest rules and regulations about Bike Parks BC “Ultimate Summer of Free Ride” contest check out www.bikeparksbc.com. Don’t forget to “like” www.facebook.com/bikeparksbc and follow @bikeparksbc on Twitter for all the latest news.

About Bike Parks BC

Formed in 2005, Bike Parks B.C. is a partnership of British Columbia’s top all season resorts, Tourism British Columbia and the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association. Bike Parks B.C.’s resort partners offer the very best facilities and services for mountain biking found anywhere in North America.

Bike Parks BC partnership is managed and coordinated by the Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA). The goal of the partnership is to create greater awareness about the many mountain biking resort destinations found in British Columbia. Each resorts offers a full range of accommodation and service options, professionally lead programs, high speed lifts, outstanding trails and fabulous mountain scenery.