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Big Mountain Adventure Newsletter December 2010
Happy Holidays from BMA!! In This Issue
Big Mountain Adventure, LLC welcomes you to the upcoming 2011 Adventure Racing Season. Our group's comradery and post training beers at other adventure races gave us inspiration to host our own 2011 races for our fellow Front Rangers and adventure racing enthusiasts wanting to enjoy the beauty of the front range…in muddy shoes and biking shorts of course. The goals for our BMA races include combining adventure, athleticism, multi-sport skills with strategy, while also incorporating environmental cleanup challenges to help build a strong, environmentally friendly racing community.

Spread the Word!
We are hoping to inspire as many people as possible to join in the adventure racing fun and comradery. Please share this newsletter with friends and family who also have a taste for adventure, and lets build a friendly and fun community of adventure enthusiasts in the Springs. Got adventure? Get some and get some more... and invite the other adrenaline junkies along with you!! :)

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April 23rd, 2011:
Rock2Rock AR

July 16th, 2011:
Rampart RAGE AR

September 17th, 2011:
The Big Mountain Adventure
Who is BMA?
Who Are We?
BMA was created by a group of experienced, highly motivated, adventure seeking, multi-sport athletes to provide the Colorado Front Range with adventure races, training, and other adventure and sporting events. We conduct races and other adventure events under Big Mountain Adventure, LLC and also race as the team Big Mountain Adventure Racing. Our tag line, "Got Adventure…? Get Some!" is a testament to why we started the company: to provide opportunities to participate in adventure events in the Front Range and expand the world of adventure racing. Plus we love to live adventure and make adventure!

How are our races different?
In addition to athleticism and endurance, we strive to add the extra challenge of using strategy to win races! We want to make the races as fun and challenging as possible, but our goal is also to keep costs low in order to keep the events accessible to everyone.

Green Racing: We believe in the preservation of our spacious Colorado backyard; of our trails and wild places. We have a goal of upholding what we call Big Mountain Adventure Racing for the Environment (BMARE, pronounced 'be merry'). All our races include an extra fun but environmentally oriented challenge which includes trash pickup and most trash collected / and most creative trash prizes. We've also planned separate trail cleanup and volunteering events.

Why Race?
Why adventure race? Adventure racing tries your strength. It tries your psychological, emotional, social and physical strength and endurance. Adventure racing typically involves three or more disciplines which may include trail running and trekking, mountain biking, paddling, orienteering and navigation, secret challenges, and rope events.

2011 Race Season
We have an exciting season coming up! Our races will strive to be challenging, exciting, humbling, but most importantly - a ton of fun! Once the quad burn wears off from a grueling uphill bike climb , plan to find relaxation while dangling from a zip line... or seek some biceps burn on a cliff crossing traverse. Work in some brain muscle to figure out the best strategy to nab those checkpoints, and hopefully by the finish line you've traded in lots of glycogen for lots of thrill and adrenaline!

Big Mountain Adventure is hosting 3 races in the Colorado Springs area in 2011. These races range between 6 and 24 hours in length and are accessible to beginners and elite racers alike! While Adventure Races are challenging, our sporting events are open to both elite teams and single athletes as well as casual adventurers, families, and weekend warriors. We are happy to help beginners enter and enjoy the sport (we were all beginners at some point!). Registration for the events will open in 2011.

Adventure Racing is traditionally a team sport. We believe this is the best way to do an adventure race, but we offer solo categories as well as many team divisions to accomodate any team that you can put together. For questions about the races, visit the race page links above or the FAQ andRace Rules page.

Big Mountain Adventure for the Environment
Our organization supports the environment and promotes you to support the environment as well! We follow a goal of BMARE: Big Mountain Adventure Racing for the Environment. We have 5 initiatives to meet this goal the funnest of which is the BMARE Competition!

The BMARE Competition
We hold the BMARE competition at most of our events. BMA provides each team with a trashbag to have our participants collect trash at our venues. There are two conditions for winning BMARE: weight and creativity. The team that collects the most amount of trash by weight wins first prize! The team that provides the most creative display of the trash collected within a 10 minute period wins second prize. Everyone has a chance of winning this competition, but the environment is the real winner!

The prizes for BMARE will vary depending on the event and our sponsor support. Fun times for a good cause! Some current sponsors of BMARE include GoLite and Bestway. We just got the GoLite Visors and 40% off coupons for GoLite gear for the competition and they are sweet! Get your trash-scouting skills honed over the winter, racers, because come the Rock2Rock, the competition is on!

Our Big Mountain Adventure Racing Team does our part in preservation as well. We bring a garbage bag on every training we do to pick up trash while we use our training grounds. We also seek and promote green companies as our sponsors. We also support and promote the products of green companies both as a team and an organization. Big Mountain Adventure practices and promotes Leave No Trace Ethics:
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Preserving the environment we use for our adventures is everyone's responsibility. We as environmental enthusiasts owe it to ourselves and future enthusiasts to maintain and improve our environment. Big Mountain Adventure supports our friends and race participants who are conscious of their impact on the environment and understand their responsibility to preserve it and encourage others to do the same.

Support Our Sponsors
These companies help make BMA races a reality. Help support them!

Nathan Sports Win Insurance Agency
Rock Climbing at CityRock Colorado Zip Line Gear dot com
The Trailhead Colorado Planet Bike Sponsorship
Nuun Big Mountain Adventure Power Bar Team Elite
Polar Bottle Sponsorship Kathleen Terry Healing Touch Massage
Robert Villena Photography Numa Sports Optics My Topo Sponsorship
Chamois Buttr Sponsorship GoLite Sponsorship Mountain Chalet Sponsorship Captain Zipline Sponsorship
Challenge Unlimited Sponsorship Gearonimo Sponsorship Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center Sponsorship SportMulti
Zanfel Sponsorship


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