Louisiana's Cypress Bend Resort to Host First Annual "Battle at the Bend" Mountain Bike Challenge in November

A USA Cycling-sanctioned event, the “Battle at the Bend” includes an 18.3-mile race for Pro and Category 1 riders competing for a $5,000 prize purse.

Many, LA, August 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Cypress Bend Resort, set on 600 acres along the shores of Toledo Bend Lake just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, is set to host the first annual “Battle at the Bend” cross-country mountain bike challenge on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

A USA Cycling-sanctioned event, the “Battle at the Bend” includes an 18.3-mile race for Pro and Category 1 riders competing for a $5,000 prize purse. Other participant groups include Category 2, Category 3 and Juniors who will compete for awards and merchandise.

Gaining reputation among serious bikers as the most challenging mountain trail in the region, the 6.1-mile loop features almost 1,000 feet of grueling climb and wicked downhill elevation changes. The trail winds through tight and open-forest sections with natural challenges which are sure to test both body and bike.

Family, friends, and supporters will enjoy this spectator-friendly event with plenty of outdoor activities for the kids, live music, food and refreshments, vendor booths and more.

The night before the big race, riders and guests are invited to a Battle Ready Dinner. $10 advanced purchase tickets are available at www.BikeReg.com. Immediately following dinner, guests will enjoy the Pre-Battle party complete with outdoor firepit, make-your-own s’mores, live music, stargazing and more.

“Battle at the Bend” race entry fee for riders is $45 with the exception of Juniors at $15. For registration and additional race details for the “Battle at the Bend,” visit BikeReg.com. Registration closes November 19, 2010.

Riders and their families can relax and unwind at Cypress Bend Resort with its 18-holes of on-property, championship golf; full service spa and fitness center; heated indoor/outdoor pool; and a restaurant and bar. For reservations, call (877) 519-1500 or visit CypressBend.com.

About Cypress Bend Resort
Located 73 miles south of Shreveport, Louisiana, Cypress Bend Golf Resort is an intimate, full-service resort nestled in a forest of oak and pine trees on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake. Cypress Bend’s 95 guestrooms and suites include a large desk with data ports, an ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet service. The resort also offers fourteen spacious Golf Suite condominiums overlooking the driving range with 1,250 square feet of pure luxury. Each Golf Suite contains a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and whirlpool tub.

Cypress Bend Resort
Anna Drake