Bike Parks BC announces the winners of the 2009 Ultimate Road Trip Contest

Bike Parks BC, a marketing consortium of lift accessed bike parks (Whistler-Blackcomb, Mount Washington, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, and Tourism Fernie) is pleased to announce the grand prize winners of the 2009 Ultimate Road Trip Contest, a one week mountain biking odyssey through British Columbia led by two time world masters downhill champion, Shaums March.  Each winner is entitled to bring a guest to share this incredible experience.

The winners were selected from 20 randomly selected finalists who had to convince the judging panel in a 500 word essay why they should be chosen.  This year's lucky winners are Andreas Tschanz, age 27 from Biel, Switzerland and David Bennison, age 22 from Cranbrook, BC, Canada.

Andreas Tschanz, an avid mountain biker with some downhill racing experience in Switzerland, was extremely pleased to win especially after having just been laid off from his dream job at DT Swiss.  Tschanz will be bringing his long time friend and "shred buddy", Lukas Dammbach, also 27.  "WOW! We are so stoked about this win, just unbelievable!!!," said Tschanz upon hearing the news that he had won.

David Bennison, is an information technology student at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC.  Bennison says his two main passions in life are downhill mountain biking and photography.  The mountain biking keeps him in shape and is often the subject of his images which he has successfully had published in various mountain biking and adventure magazines.  Bennison will be bringing his good friend Nathen Berry aged 27 along on the trip.  Bennison said he can`t wait to start the trip on August 1st.

Each year Bike Parks BC's runs the Ultimate Road Trip contest which takes 2 lucky winners and their guests on a 7 day guided trip to bike parks around the province. This year's trip runs from August 1-8 and features stops at Silver Star, Sun Peaks, and will arrive in Whistler for the start of the Kokanee Crankworx Festival.

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