July 19th 2016
Event brings Sedona community together for bike races, brews, food and fun
Ariz. — Sedona Golf Resort will host the 3rd annual Sedona Bike & Brew Festival August 26-27, 2016. The special event, believed to be the first of its kind, features a mountain bike race on the golf course.
Local Alex Petitdemange will be defending his title, after pedaling to victory in the Men’s Open Division during the 2015 Sedona Bike & Brew Festival. This year’s event kicks off at 2:00pm on Friday, August 26 with rider registration and a leisurely group ride, so that the racers can see the track for the first time. A 20-minute Criterium will follow the Group ride, which local rider Cody Kukulski won last year. The six-mile course will take the riders around all 18 holes, 80 acres of fairways, tee boxes, cart paths, natural and man-made features. After the race, the Juniper Bar & Grille (Sedona Golf Resort’s restaurant) will host dinner along with music. Oak Creek Brewery (Sedona, AZ), Four Peaks Brewery (Tempe, AZ) and likely Oskar Blues (Lyons, CO) also will be pouring 10 to 12 varieties of their craft beers. Races start Saturday morning, August 27th at 8:00am, and will include six different competition classifications for men, women and juniors. Racing will conclude with an awards ceremony, music, food, drink and a raffle benefiting the Mountain Bike Club at Verde Valley School.
“Sedona has become a must-ride venue for mountain bike riders from all over the world, and we are here to not only support that cause but also to throw a great party for the local community,” said Jeremy Hayman, General Manager of Sedona Golf Resort. “We’re looking forward to a unique and exciting race that will support a worthy cause. And we’ll manage to have a little fun along the way.”
The Sedona community is encouraged to come out Friday and Saturday and cheer on the racers. There is no admission fee for the general public, and food and drink will be available for purchase.
The Racer's fee is $75 per person, or $150 for the VIP Package. Both packages include a certificate to come back at a later date and play golf at Sedona Golf Resort. Juniors 17 and under are free. To sign up or to read more go to www.sedonabikebrew.com
Riders and spectators are offered a discounted rate of $159 per night at the nearby Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
. Media, Volunteers, or those interested in sponsorships should contact General Manager Jeremy Hayman at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sedona Golf Resort
Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling Gary Panks-designed Sedona Golf Resort is widely considered among the world's most unforgettable golf experiences. Winding around the famed Red Rocks of Sedona, each hole provides a unique adventure. No wonder this championship Sedona golf course receives a continuous four-star rating from Golf Digest and is truly the must play in ‘Red Rock Country’. Sedona Golf Resort boasts dramatic elevation changes that range from 3,960 feet to as much as 4,260 feet, offering players elevated tees, raised greens and challenging approach shots. As the course winds around Sedona's crimson cliffs, each hole presents a challenge, governed by its own set of circumstances. Not only is Sedona Golf Resort decorated with spectacular vistas, but the club is decorated with awards and accolades that include the afore-mentioned Golf Digest ranking, and past honors that include a Top 5 ranking of the golf facilities public can play in Arizona by Golf Digest and boasting one of the best par 3’s in the state (#10) as ranked by Arizona Republic in 1999. Sedona Golf Resort is also a popular venue for weddings, banquets and special events as the club boasts one of the most dramatic backdrops in the state: the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. For more information on Sedona Golf Resort, call (928) 284-9409 or visit www.sedonagolfresort.com
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