Nature and Adventure become one at the Yellowstone CycleFest

The new Way to Experience Yellowstone

The 2011 Yellowstone CycleFest, taking place July 23-30 in West Yellowstone, Montana, will be a week-long adventure for everyone who enjoys an action packed vacation and the chance to get "up close and personal" with one of the most unique ecosystems in North America.

In addition to daily road biking, the festival will offer a host of exciting activities including trail walking, horseback riding, rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, gondola riding and America‟s hottest new sport, water cycling.

“The Yellowstone CycleFest offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to connect with different landscapes by participating in a variety of human-powered sports. Too often, „shutter bug‟ tourists rush through this amazing ecosystem without really seeing it or taking time to experience its unique geology, fauna and flora,” says tour director Don Haugo.

During the festival, participants will trek in two national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Teton), three national forests, and three states (Wyoming, Montana and Idaho). Mornings will be devoted to bicycle touring and hiking. Afternoons are set aside for a great selection of fitness and adventure activities. Daylong guided bus tours of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are also provided.

“There isn‟t a better way to truly see this region of North America” says Haugo. “CycleFest participants will experience more scenic vistas, lakes, rivers and forests in one mile than they would in a hundred miles of driving. There is no other organized event like it in the United States.”

The Historic Union Pacific Depot in West Yellowstone, Montana, will be basecamp for the event. Here, adventure tourists will feast on delicious meals provided by a nationally known caterer, be oriented on each day‟s activities and socialize with new-found friends.

“The Yellowstone CycleFest is truly a green, one-of-a-kind adventure trip. Our tourists will go home with memories to last a lifetime,” says Don Haugo.

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