May 3, 2016 – Eagle, Colo. – Organizer
’s of the Eagle Outside Festival (EOF) are pleased to announce that the festival’s Firebird Cross Country and LoFi Super D (both presented by Niner Bikes) have been designated by USA Cycling as State Championships for Colorado. Slated for June 4th and 5th in Colorado's freshest new mountain bike destination, the event provides Colorado’s finest endurance and gravity riders an immersive tour of Eagle's amazing backcountry trail network while offering them an opportunity to add “Colorado State Champion” to the palmares section of their race resumes.
“USAC’s state championship designation is a double, possibly triple bonus for Eagle,” offers event organizer Mike McCormack of Uncommon Communications, “With USAC’s help, we’re able to add an additional layer of prestige to what’s already become one of Colorado’s best festivals. At the same time, we move away from conflict and into a more harmonious relationship with our national governing body.”
“That shift that reflects long consideration on our part and acknowledgement of the positive changes within USAC,” continues McCormack, “Derek, Joan and the rest of the USAC team have displayed tremendous commitment to mountain biking and the determination to reexamine how offroad disciplines are managed. That level of accountability obligated us to reconsider our stance and ultimately created the willingness to partner once again.”
“We are thrilled to once again work with the very talented event team at Uncommon Communications. Having the Colorado State Championships associated with the already fantastic Eagle Outside Festival means that racers are truly in for a top-notch weekend of racing and celebration,” said USA Cycling CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall. “We also view this partnership as both a powerful endorsement and an acknowledgement that USA Cycling has made strides in our commitment to better serve the mountain biking community, and for that we are grateful.”
The festival's bustling consumer demo remains free to consumers and places cycling's most exciting brands on display. Online registration for Firebird and LoFi is now open and offers competitively priced event entries ranging from $25-65 (including event tee and complimentary post-race beer or beverage). For more details about Colorado’s state championship MTB events, partnership or demo opportunities or the festival itself, please visit www.EagleOutsideFestival.com.
About Uncommon Communications and the Eagle Outside Festival
Eagle, Colorado based Uncommon Communications is a full-service public relations, event production and marketing strategy agency specializing in the cycling and active outdoor markets. Known worldwide for the Breck Epic MTB Stage Race and Vail's Outlier Offroad Festival (both presented by SRAM), Uncommon also orchestrates the deliberate chaos of the Eagle Outside Festival scheduled for June 3-6, 2016. Featuring XC and SD state championship events, the festival features a sprawling free consumer demo, live music including the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Bonfire Block Party, clinics for women and kids, the ChroMoly Chef Frankenbike competition, a 5K run/walk, a free kids fishing derby and a host of other activities. For a full list of event offerings please visit the Eagle Outside Festival site.