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Epic Rides
October 22, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:
Patti Poulin, Event Administrator
Epic Rides
(520) 623-1584 / patti@epicrides.com


--- For Immediate Release ---

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Registration
Filling Faster Than Ever
Epic Ride's Annual 24 Hour Event is One Hot Ticket

(Tucson, Arizona) October 22, 2013 - In a world where it's common for 24 hour mountain bike races to experience year-on-year decreases in participation, Epic Rides' 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center (TMC) is doing the exact opposite.

Registration for America's largest 24 hour mountain bike event, which is scheduled for February 14-16, 2014, opened on October 1st, and the Men's Solo Category sold out in less than 12 hours (a new record). During the previous six years the #24HOP reached maximum capacity two months before event weekend. Rolling strong into its 15th year, the highly anticipated event is close to selling out over four months in advance.

With tremendous cooperation from Willow Springs Ranch and the Arizona State Land Department, 24 Hour Town will welcome over 4,000 riders and support crew members anxious to enjoy a weekend of unparalleled camaraderie while raising funds for local and national non-profits including Tucson's Bag It! (a cancer survivors resource organization). This year's event will also mark Tucson Medical Center's third year as the presenting sponsor.

"TMC is excited to continue the support of the mountain biking community in Tucson as part of a wider effort to promote healthy lifestyle choices across the region. Epic Ride's 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo never fails to be one of the most challenging and fun events in Tucson for everyone involved," said Tucson Medical Center's Vice President of Community Benefit, Julia Strange.

Participants will be arriving from near and far with more than 37% of the field traveling from outside of Arizona to enjoy the government issued three-day holiday, President's weekend, while riding pristine singletrack under the warm Sonoran Desert sun.

For those still in contemplation Epic Rides has a simple, yet concise message.

Procrastinators beware; at the current rate, registration will be completely full by early November.

Click here for complete event information and registration.

MORE INFORMATION ON TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER
Tucson Medical Center (TMC) is Southern Arizona's leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson's first Pediatric Emergency Department), with top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. The Spring 2013 completion of a brand new four-story Orthopaedic Center and Surgical tower made TMC the only dedicated orthopaedic facility in Southern Arizona, offering world-class orthopaedic care with 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms. Take a virtual tour of the new Orthopaedic center at http://www.tmcnewdevelopment.com/.

MORE INFORMATION ON EPIC RIDES
Founded in 1999, Epic Rides has become world famous for producing events that celebrate the many positive aspects of mountain biking. Events such as the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center, the Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank, the Tour of the White Mountains, and the Whiskey Off-Road are popular with participants because they offer challenging, fun riding and emphasize the joy and camaraderie inherent in the sport. Visit www.epicrides.com.




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