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Sunday River Adds New Events & Activities to Summer Lineup
Climbing wall, mountain bike school, and golf camp, as well as two new music festivals and a couple of brand new motorcycle meets create summer must do list
Newry, Maine (June 3, 2013)—Thanks to new events and activities, there is no shortage of things to do this summer at Sunday River Resort. Additions include a climbing wall to supplement existing activities like Zipline Tours and Disc Golf; enhancements to the Sunday River Bike Park in the form of a new pump track, 1.5k cross-country loop, and a mountain bike school; plus three Eastern States Cup mountain bike race events.
Sunday River is also touting a new golf camp, two new music festivals, as well as two motorcycle events in addition to past favorites like the resort’s Tough Mountain Challenge (July 20) and North American Wife Carrying Championship (October 12).
Sunday River opens for the summer on Friday, June 21 and is open through Labor Day Weekend on Fridays through Sundays (as well as select holidays) from 10am until 4pm.
Sunday River’s new climbing wall will be located at the base of its South Ridge Lodge and will allow safe “on belay” and “off belay” action for climbers interested in testing their strength. Guests can take advantage of the climbing wall as a separate activity or as one of many activities offered by the resort’s Adventure Pass which also includes unlimited day use of Scenic Lift Rides, Twin Zips, its Bungee Trampoline, and the Disc Golf course for $25 (adults) and $22 (juniors).
Sunday River Bike Park
The Sunday River Bike Park’s new pump track, located in the South Ridge base area on the Sundance trail, includes a closed circuit training area full of man-made dirt rollers and berms. The cross-country loop, also near the South Ridge base area, will provide a perfect outdoor classroom for the resort’s new mountain bike school, not to mention ideal training ground for riders interested in racing in one of the three new Eastern States Cup bike events taking place August 4 and September 21–22.
For those not quite ready to race but willing to learn, the resort’s new mountain bike school offers one-and two-hour clinics designed to help. Both formats include bike rental, protective gear, and professional instruction; two-hour clinics also come with a single guided lift ride. Class space for all classes is limited and reservations are recommended: 800-543-2754.
For music lovers, Sunday River is excited to announce two new music festivals—The RiverRock Music Festival taking place on Friday, August 23, and The Crossroads International Celtic Festival taking place September 11-15.
The RiverRock Music Festival is Christian music event produced by The Lighthouse Events and will feature performances by Dove award-winner, Chris August, as well as 33Miles and new artist, Love & The Outcome. Tickets are $20 or $30 to include a Twin Zips pass during the night of the event.
The Crossroads International Celtic Festival is a five-day event that will include artists from all over Canada, Europe, and the United States including Sprag Session, Boréal Tordu, Buddy Macdonald, Gawler Family Band, and Don Roy.
Daily performances will take place at various venues throughout Western Maine with nightly after hours “Festival Club” events scheduled to take place out of Sunday River’s White Cap base area.
Kids ages 12 through 17 are invited to swing into summer at the first ever New England Golf Camp hosted by camp director and owner, Bob Siff, Sunday River Resort, and the Sunday River Golf Club. Week-long sessions are available from mid-June through late-August and will focus on skills development and game etiquette with instruction from Golf Tips Magazine’s “Top 25 Golf Pros in American” Barry Goldstein. More information is available at NewEnglandGolfCamp.com.
Motorcycle enthusiasts might choose to drive into summer instead thanks to two new events dedicated to two-wheeled fun.
The 14th Annual Maine European Motorcycle Meet is scheduled for July 26-28 and will include vintage tours, adventure tours, and scheduled rides through the Western Mountains of Maine and the MotoGiro USA taking place September 20-23 is a skills event for small displacement classic motorcycles, scooters, and sidecar rigs, and is an event promoted by the United States Classic Racing Association.
Both events will be based out of Sunday River and include scenic rides and group events as well as opportunities to see motorcycles of various makes and models.
For those interested in taking advantage of any of Sunday River’s scheduled events, summer vacation packages are available by visiting sundayriver.com or by calling 800-543-2754.
About Sunday River
Sunday River is home to over 20 miles of lift-serviced mountain bike terrain, as well as summer activities including Zipline Tours and the award-winning Sunday River Golf Club not to mention fun events like the Tough Mountain Challenge and North American Wife Carrying Championship.
For more information on Sunday River’s many summer activities, bike park, and events, please visit sundayriver.com or call the resort at 800-543-2754.