08/21/2012

(Vail, Colo.)--The third annual Run, Ride, Refresh event is set to return Saturday, Sept. 29 and will offer an opportunity to join a free guided mountain bike ride led Bicycling Magazine's gear editor Matt Phillips or a trail run led by coach and manager of the U.S. Women's Mountain Running Team, Ellen Miller. The run and ride will take place on the same loop on Vail Mountain with mountain bikers heading out first. Each loop will be approximately 4.7 miles with a vertical gain of 1,200 feet and promises spectacular fall foliage, views of the Gore Mountain Range and a beautiful run or ride on Vail Mountain's signature trails, Big Mamba, Lion Down and Hank's Hideaway. A shorter loop also will be available for the runners who want to enjoy less climbing and mileage.

Following the run and ride, participants will celebrate their accomplishment with a little relaxation on the Vail Chophouse slopeside deck in LionsHead Village in Vail, including a free glass of Michelob Ultra. The Chophouse post-ride event will also provide a unique chance to sit down with Phillips and Miller and discuss tips and the new trends and technologies breaking out in each sport. 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 2 p.m. in front of the Vail Chophouse, at the base of the Gondola in LionsHead. The event filled last summer and 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 mid-afternoon 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. Additionally, participants will receive a Run, Ride, Refresh branded goodie bag from Runner's World and Bicycling magazines.      

Run, Ride, Refresh is part of Vail Restaurant Month, which is taking place Sept. 17 through Oct. 14 and will feature 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. Great fall lodging packages are available for the "Run-Ride-Refresh" event and throughout Vail Restaurant Month, including the "Gourmet Getaway Package" at the Antlers at Vail: Antlers will credit up to $100 of of the regular room rate toward any activity, meals or even retail purchases made in Vail during the event-- each day. For information and booking, click on the Lodging Packages page at www.VailRestaurantMonth.com.

For more information about 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. About Matt Phililps
Matt Phillips has been an editor of Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines for over 15 years. He has ridden hundreds of bikes thousands of miles in the name of Bicycling's industry-standard testing, and while his job and the pursuit of remarkable trails take him around the world, he resides in Colorado, where great rides are always within reach.
 
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.

Contact(s)

Jamie Gunion, Vail Recreation District , 970-479-2446, jgunion@vailrec.com         

Sarah Frank,Vail Chophouse, 970-845-1113, sarah@group970.com
                                             
Greg Hittelman, Vail Restaurant Month, info@vailrestaurantmonth.com

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