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New to Golden in 2016: 24-Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Riders of all abilities test their endurance on Golden’s world-class single-track

November 16, GOLDEN, B.C. Tourism Golden announced today that the Town will be officially hosting the first ‘Golden 24’ cross-country mountain bike race on June 18-19 2016 in collaboration with TransRockies Events. The race is Golden’s first 24-hour mountain biking race and will attract participants of all abilities. Combining camaraderie with competition, TransRockies events invite athletes to test their endurance in spectacular mountain settings.

“We’re thrilled to have our own signature event and to have the opportunity to showcase some of the best biking terrain in North America to our visitors,” says Joanne Sweeting, executive director, Tourism Golden. “We expect the race to create repeat visitation, as more people discover that we’re a mountain biking mecca with more than 100 kilometres of trails. We believe that Golden’s economy will see a boost of approximately $50,000 during the shoulder season.”

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