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Rocky Mountain Dual at Snow Epic

December 18, 2014

Rocky Mountain Bicycles sponsors the inaugural Snow Epic.

We recognized the Snow Epic’s potential early and shipped out a prototype of our new fatbike – the Blizzard – to Engelberg, Switzerland, for the trial ride of the Snow Epic last spring. This January 16th, 2015, we are sponsoring the Rocky Mountain Dual, a floodlit dual slalom event that promises to be the most exciting of the five separate Snow Epic races during the January 14 to 18 winter festival of biking.

Christoph Noser, responsible for marketing at our Swiss Rocky Mountain distributor, CHRIS sports, explains the thinking behind the partnership: “Rocky Mountain Bicycles has not only been building great bikes, but has also been building the culture of mountain biking around the world. Therefore it is also the aim to promote fatbiking amongst the mountain biking community. That's why Rocky Mountain will be a partner of Snow Epic. It is the sort of innovative and pioneering event that fits perfectly with the Rocky Mountain brand and will provide the best opportunity to prove Rocky Mountain Blizzard's ride quality on snow, or any terrain.”

The spectator friendly Rocky Dual will be competitive, but also a fun event. Competitors would do well to brush up on cornering skills and powder sliding.

All Snow Epic competitors will be on fatbikes, the super-sized wheel phenomenon, and Rocky Mountain Blizzards will be available to those wishing to rent a bike.

Meanwhile, the Rocky Mountain team have already travelled to the slopes of Engelberg to do some testing in preparation for the big event and to make sure the rider experience is perfect.

For more info, please visit snow-epic.com.

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