###Contact: Peter Tartaglia or Mary Kaye Koch (914) 231-4500 Photo: Will Lazo, winner of the "Skinny" at the Fat Tire Festival.Credit Westchester Mountain Biking Association
Peekskill, N.Y. - Guided trail rides, raffles for prizes and live music, along with bicycling contests and fun, will highlight the Fat Tire Festival, Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The Fat Tire Festival is a celebration of mountain biking camaraderie. All are welcome to come out and spend a day riding some of the greatest trails in New York State. Organized group rides for all ability levels, led by experienced local guides, will be leaving throughout the day to explore the trails. Watch and compete in the many skills competitions, including a wheelie contest, fast and slow races, and the infamous, crowd-pleasing "skinny skills" contest on an ultra-narrow, raised wooden obstacle course. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc. Admission is free; parking is $5. The event will be held rain or shine. The event is presented by Westchester County Parks and Westchester Mountain Biking Association (WMBA), a mountain biking advocacy group dedicated to promoting the use of mountain bikes on trails in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. All riders are required to wear a helmet for all festival activities. For more information about the Fat Tire Festival and a schedule of events, go to http://www.wmba.org/ or call (914) 864-PARK.