Magic Mountain has joined forces with The Vermont Challenge to become the official final rest stop sponsor of the tour on Sunday, August 19.
Jim Sullivan stated "Magic is very excited to serve as the final rest stop for The Vermont Challenge. We'll work together with the Vermont Challenge team to offer all our riders a very special experience while refueling at Magic before the final leg of the tour! We couldn't think of a better way to introduce the bicyclists completing The Vermont Challenge to Magic than hosting them at our resort".
Magic offers some of the best classic New England ski trails and glades anywhere in Vermont and welcomes bicyclists to come out a give Magic a try next winter. John Sohikian, founder and president of The Vermont Challenge is excited to have Magic on board. "While I'm a diehard Stratton skier, Magic has always been that special place to experience classic New England skiing with narrow winding trails."
From Magic riders have the option on the short route to end their ride at Magic, where riders will be bused and bikes will be transported by truck to Stratton for the finish party! Longer Route riders will experience the final 14 miles with a final 3.5 mile climb up the Stratton Access road for their last "Challenge" of the tour.
About The Vermont Challenge
The Vermont Challenge is brought to you by a dedicated, experienced management team who are avid cyclists and love Vermont and all it offers, led by John Sohikian, founder and CEO , Janet Bumstead, VP & COO, Charles Doran, CFO, and Donna Sohikian, VP.
Our major host venue sponsors include: Stratton Mountain Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, the Town of Killington, and the Manchester and The Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce. In addition, The Vermont Challenge is supported by The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Addison County Chamber of Commerce, Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce, Killington Chamber of Commerce and Magic Mountain.
About Magic Mountain
There's an original skiing-first spirit at Magic, born over 50 years ago, but now renewed. Magic connects deeply with those who come here for two big reasons: its awesome terrain and its authentic community "vibe". It's why Magic not only endures but now offers skiers and riders a true alternative to today's crowded corporate resorts.
At its core, Magic is a "mecca" for skiers and riders who want to challenge themselves on its legendary expert trails and off-piste glades. These are real black diamonds, with real snow, real steeps, and real obstacles to overcome. And, Magic's original 1960s-style trails deliver a more interesting and fun experience at all ability levels.
But it's Magic's skiers who create a spirited community like no other. It's a laid-back, friendly vibe where friends and families commune at Black Line Brew Pub to tell stories; where volunteers pitch in to help clear trails; where many have invested in Magic's future; and, where new "winter friends" are made every season.
Vermont Challenge. 4.4.2012.