Runner's World, Bicycling Magazines Free Event Includes Lance Armstrong's Coach, Everest Climber, Post-Race Party at the Vail Chophouse, Free Michelob Ultra, Après Specials

Vail, Colo.)--Vail's second annual Run, Ride, Refresh event is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and will offer a rare opportunity to join a free guided mountain bike ride or trail run on Vail Mountain led by Lance Armstrong's coach Chris Carmichael and coach and manager of the U.S. Women's Mountain Running Team, Ellen Miller. Mountain bike riders and trail runners will experience the beauty of Vail Mountain in the fall while they venture out on a trail run or mountain bike ride and then celebrate their accomplishment with a little relaxation on the Vail Chophouse Slopeside deck in LionsHead Village in Vail. Refreshing beer and bubbly libations will feature Moët & Chandon Champagne specials and a free glass of Michelob Ultra for participants. The Chophouse post-ride event will also provide a unique chance to sit down with Carmichael and Miller and discuss tips and the new trends and technologies breaking out in each sport. Additionally, participants will receive a Run, Ride, Refresh branded goodie bag from Runner's World and Bicycling magazines that will include the latest issues of the magazines, plus a copy of The Athlete's Palate Cookbook, over a $30 value.     
Run, Ride, Refresh is part of Vail Restaurant Month's Health and Outdoors Week, taking place Sept. 26 through Oct. 2. According to Miller, who will lead the trail run, the event is a great opportunity for participants to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, experience great dining all the while gaining insights from the pros. "Chris and I are excited to take part in this free event and are looking forward to sharing our insights into our respective sports," said Miller. "The run and rides are a perfect opportunity for folks to gather and share their love of the outdoors. We're encouraging all ability levels to join us for a great afternoon and free beverages to follow."

The group run and ride, co-sponsored by Runner's World, Bicycling, Vail Restaurant Month, Vail Chophouse and the Vail Recreation District, will meet at 1 p.m. in front of the Vail Chophouse, at the base of the Gondola in LionsHead. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those not able to join the run or ride, are welcome to gather at the Vail Chophouse for the post-ride event and enjoy après specials taking place as part of the event. To sign up for the free event, contact Ruthie Carlson at ruthie@group970.com or (970) 845-7673.
Lodging packages are available for the Run, Ride, Refresh event as part of Vail Restaurant Month and are available the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa by clicking here. Packages include a $100 credit at the Golden Leaf Spa and a Vail pass bike tour for two. Vail Restaurant Month, which will take place from Sept. 16 to Oct. 16, features a month full of star chefs, singular dining experiences, wine and beer tastings, health/wellness/spa packages, romantic getaways, family fun, seminars, chef demos, recipes, family cooking experiences, celebrity author readings and book signings, outdoor adventures and more.
Run, Ride, Refresh video from the 2010 mountain bike ride.  
The run and ride will take place on the same loop on Vail Mountain with mountain bikers heading out first. Each loop is 4.7 miles with a vertical gain of 1,200 feet. After the first loop, runners and riders may choose to do an additional loop prior to the post-race party at the Vail Chophouse.  
For more information about the Run, Ride, Refresh, contact Ruthie Carlson at ruthie@group970.com, or visit www.VailRestaurantMonth.com. For details on all Vail Recreation District activities, click here.  
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About Chris Carmichael?

Carmichael is coach of cancer survivor and 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong, whom he coached since 1990. Also a former Olympian, he is the founder and chairman of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. which provides clients with personal coaching and training. Carmichael also coached three-time Olympian and 2011 Tour de France and U.S. Pro Cycling racer George Hincapie.
About Ellen Miller?

Miller is the only woman to summit Mt. Everest from both sides within the span of one year. She also has summited Cho Oyu, Mustagh-Ata, Denali, Ama Dablam, Aconcagua, and Kilimanjaro in addition to the volcanoes of Ecuador and all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. Currently Miller owns and operates Mountain Divas, a motivational fitness program for people who want to hike, run or climb their way into shape while experiencing the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

About Bicycling
As the world's largest bicycling magazine, Rodale Inc.'s Bicycling is the voice of cycling, providing the stories on the personalities, trends, and techniques behind the sport. Appealing to readers of every ability and interest level, the magazine features expert reviews of the latest equipment as well as training and fitness tips. Published 11 times a year, Bicycling is the magazine for the athlete for whom the bicycle is the centerpiece of an active lifestyle. For more information, please go to www.bicycling.com.
About Runner's World
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running information, Rodale's Runner's World aspires to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Named to Adweek's 2010 Hot List, Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals while inspiring them with vivid, memorable storytelling. Runner's World offers the award-winning Runner's World Challenge, allowing readers to interact with editors while training for races that also involve the magazine's staff. Runner's World publishes 14 international editions: Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands/Belgium, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. For up-to-date running news, visit www.runnersworld.com, and get instant updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/runnersworld) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/RunnersWorldMagazine). Runner's World is also available as a mobile app on the iPhone and iPad.


Jamie Gunion, Vail Recreation District, 970-479-2446           

Sarah Frank, Vail Chophouse, 970-845-1113                                     
Greg Hittelman, Vail Restaurant Month, 310-717-0606

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