2013 merle blackard mountain bike challenge


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The Merle Blackard Mountain Bike Challenge is a XC MTB Race at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in Mars Hill, NC. The location is about 25 miles NW of Asheville off I-26 at exit 3. The race starts at 8am on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

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2013 merle blackard mountain bike challenge

  1. 1. Sponsorship Opportunities 2013 Participation Levels and Overview 2013 Merle Blackard MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE Presented by:
  2. 2. Sara Parrish is a dedicated bicyclist that has turned her passion for the sport into a full time business. She is dedicated to growing the sports of both road and mountain biking utilizing a grass roots approach. She wants to work with local businesses and organizations to promote a healthier lifestyle and what better way to tap into a healthy lifestyle than riding bikes. Upon graduation from Texas Christian University, Sara began tapping into her competitive nature with barrel racing her horse. After the birth of her daughter, Sara wanted a competitive outlet and began with a local 5k and triathlon club in Dallas, TX in 2003. In 2006 she competed in Ironman Idaho and again at the ITU World Championships in Hawaii. She relocated to her hometown of Springfield, MO during that same year and was introduced to mountain biking. It quickly became her passion. The competition of racing fueled her motivation. She soon began incorporating adventure racing and local road racing into her yearly calendar. Coaching her daughter's travel ice hockey has taken over her calendar from October to April . Sara was motivated to find a way to attend all the hockey events , have quality family time and still support her family while squeezing in the occasional bike ride. In 2013, she made the commitment to leave Presented by Speedspokes.com
  3. 3. Speedspokes.com is dedicated to promoting a healthy and fun lifestyle. We promote mountain biking and road cycling events anywhere we can find good roads, trails and adventure! Presented by Speedspokes.com Contact Us: Speedspokes.com sara@speedspokes.com 417.209.8357
  4. 4. We understand running a business is expensive and you need to be selective with regard to your advertising dollars. This is why we have worked hard to prepare different levels so you can choose what level works best for your organization. Presented by Speedspokes.com
  5. 5. Bronze sponsorship features event signage, partnership in all online marketing campaigns, logo placement on flyers distributed throughout Western North Carolina and an image link to your site on the race page at Speedspokes.com Presented by Speedspokes.com
  6. 6. Silver sponsorship includes all the features of Bronze plus your logo on all race forms, listing as a Supporting Sponsor, company name listing in Blue Ridge Outdoors, footer image logo with a link to your site and event page logo placement with link to your site on Speedspokes.com Presented by Speedspokes.com
  7. 7. Gold Sponsorship includes all the features of Bronze and Silver plus your logo in our multi-state flyer, one race entry, footer logo placement on Speedspokes.com with direct link to your website, logo placement in Blue Ridge Outdoors and your logo on the podium backdrop. Presented by Speedspokes.com
  8. 8. Champion Sponsorship includes all the features of Bronze, Silver and Gold plus your logo on all event forms, featured logo placement on website with direct link to your website and sponsor write-up on Speedspokes.com, featured sponsorship in Blue Ridge Outdoors and two race entries. Presented by Speedspokes.com
  9. 9. Speedspokes.com has partnered with the owners of Wolf Ridge Ski Resort and have been authorized to build single track trails throughout the entire 82 acre resort area. The trail will include natural and manmade features. Rider skill and stamina will be challenged throughout the course. This trail was built to incorporate the beauty of the Appalachians, Smokey, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Riders can view all three ranges from the pump track overlooking the airstrip.Presented by Speedspokes.com Preliminary Trail Layout
  10. 10. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is located in the heart of the Appalachians in western North Carolina approximately 26 miles northwest of Asheville. With 700 vertical feet of elevation and nearly 100 acres of land, the mountain is ripe for single track. Fortunately, speedspokes.com has been selected as the company to promote the mountain bike program. Presented by Speedspokes.com Wolf Ridge Ski Resort offers several miles of single track located in Mars Hill, NC just five Miles off I-26 at exit 3. Look forward to seeing you on the trails!
  11. 11. As a sponsor for this event, you will benefit from our online and offline marketing campaign. We have partnered with the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine to help promote this event. The Merle Blackard Challenge (MBC)will be in their full circulation Fall Race & Events Guide. We are advertising in the August "Big Adventure" issue. As a featured event, we will be included in their "50 Festivals and Races to Hit Before the End of the Year". The MBC event will be seen by 350,000 readers across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast of which over half of them participate in races. We will also have a link on their website where they receive over 400,000 unique visitors annually. Presented by Speedspokes.com
  12. 12. We have identified your organization as a partner we would like to participate in this event with us because we believe in your brand and we think you would be a great ambassador for the event. We believe in having fun and growing the sport ; however, we will always work with your logo and brand with the utmost professionalism and respect. If you would like more regarding our sponsorship opportunities or are ready to confirm your participation level, please feel free to contact Sara Parrish or watch our online presentation for more information on the various sponsorship levels. Thank you for your consideration.Presented by Speedspokes.com