Park City, UT, April 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Park City Lodging, Inc. is now a Corporate Member and an official Destination Partner of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), which is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. As an IMBA member, Park City Lodging, Inc. plans to further support the mountain bike tourism industry, while providing valuable trip-planning resources to IMBA’s 80,000 members and numerous visitors.
“We are honored that Park City is the first-ever Gold Ride Center® in the world, and as a local business it is our intention to support, encourage and promote Park City as a major mountain biking destination,” said Rhonda Sideris, president of Park City Lodging, Inc.
In November 2011, IMBA designated Park City, UT as the first and only Gold Ride Center®, making it the model for all IMBA Ride Center Programs. According to IMBA’s website, The Ride Center® designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. The IMBA staff selects candidates for Ride Centers recognition on an invitation-only basis.
Park City boasts over 350 miles of trails, ranging in elevation from roughly 7,000 feet to 10,000 feet. This includes terrain for any ability level or any style of riding, from downhill riding, bike parks and scenic, recreational cruises. In the summer, each Park City Resort – Deer Valley, Park City Mountain and Canyons – offers lift-served mountain biking options.
“I think summer tourism in Park City will only continue to prosper as winter visitors begin to discover all that Park City has to offer in the summer season as well,” said Sideris. “And as an IMBA Destination Partner, we are able to provide potential mountain biking tourists with the perfect mountain experience and getaway.”
Park City Lodging, Inc. manages more than 150 properties in and around Park City, including Main Street, Deer Valley and Canyons. Guests have the option of staying in a bike-in/bike-out hotel, condominium or private home with easy access to the trails. Park City Lodging, Inc. also partners with local businesses to provide its guests with special discounts on bike rentals and equipment.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.
About Park City Lodging, Inc.
Park City Lodging, Inc. represents a distinct collection of vacation rentals throughout Park City’s Main Street and three world-class resort areas: Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons. Guests can ski/bike-in/ski/bike-out, walk, drive or ride the free town-wide shuttle from one of our cozy condominiums or beautiful private homes. With outstanding customer service and attention to detail, we have been creating memorable mountain vacations since 1984.