GoPro Mountain Games Joins the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour

by Brian Mullin on May 9, 2013

The GoPro Mountain Games is officially the latest stop on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour
(FMB), which really substantiates the legitimacy of the Games. The
Games are now getting bumped up to a world class event, and should
really make Vail a hotspot in June. The games at Vail cover a huge
plethora of athletic endeavors, including bike racing, climbing,
rafting, kayaking, fishing, slackline, standup paddle, running, dogs and
the ultimate mountain challenge.

The GoPro Mountain Games are
the country’s largest celebration of outdoor sports and lifestyle. At
the GoPro Mountain Games, amateur and professional athletes from nine
sports and 25 disciplines converge on the rivers and trails of Vail,
Colo., to compete for more than $100,000 in prize money during a weekend
filled with free concerts, expos and parties. The GoPro Mountain Games
are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, visit

For the biking aficionados we have Freeride Dual, Slopestyle, X-Country Mountain Bike and Road Bike Time Trail.

Bike Schedule:
XC MTB – Sat June 8th
Slopestyle – Friday June 7th
Freeride Dual – Sat June 8th
Road Bike TT- Sunday June 9th


GoPro Mountain Games
The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, the country’s largest celebration of
the mountain lifestyle, adventure sports and music, is the newest stop
on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour.
The slopestyle bike competition at the Mountain Games on June 7 will be
a silver level event on the tour, with competition open to
professionals and amateur riders alike.

“For the past few years
we’ve hosted some of the best riders in the world at our slopestyle
event including Chad Kagy, Sam Pilgrim and Mike Montgomery,” says Mike
Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations at the Vail
Valley Foundation, which organizes the annual event. “We’re excited to
join the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour, giving our amateur riders a
chance to compete against the best and bring a progressive,
international series to the Games.”
Qualifying rounds for
slopestyle begin on Friday, June 7, at noon at Golden Peak. The finals
of one of the most popular events of the Games will take place at 6 p.m.
on Friday with athletes battling for a $10,000 cash purse.

Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour will host 33 events around the world
in 2013. Professional and amateur athletes battle for titles in the
individual events and also for the overall series titles.
For more
information on the slopestyle competition and other GoPro Mountain
Games events, taking place June 6-9,2013 in Vail, Colo., visit

About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is charged with enriching the Vail Valley
and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled
arts, world-class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout
the community.  For additional information on the Foundation, visit

About GoPro
GoPro makes the world’s most
versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging
footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO
line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by
more consumers, professional athletes, and video production
professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo,
California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in
over 100 countries worldwide and direct via

HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in
the United States and other countries.  All other company, product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.

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