Utah Summer Games and Ari Bikes partner on Mountain Biking Event

Published: April 03, 2024 | Author: Nikki Koontz | Read Time: 2 minutes

A man riding a mountain bike through a shallow streamThe Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games, a department of Southern Utah University that operates Utah's official state games, has partnered with a Utah-based brand in the mountain biking industry.

Ari Bikes, a leading bike manufacturer founded in Utah, has agreed to become the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 'Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games Mountain Biking, presented by Ari' event, which will take place on May 4 at Three Peaks Recreational Area in Cedar City. As part of the partnership, the organization will provide on-site customer engagement opportunities, rider care for participants and their bikes at the event, and will help promote the race to its extensive network of contacts.

"We are ecstatic to partner with Ari Bikes to host our first-ever mountain biking event in the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games," said Jon Oglesby, Executive Director of the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games. "Ari Bikes is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles through sports, which mirrors our organizational values. We are excited to help grow the sport of mountain biking in Southern Utah with their support."

USG and Ari Bikes logos"As advocates for recreation, education, and fostering healthy lifestyles, Ari is proud to partner with the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games as they introduce mountain biking for the first time," said Jordan Washburn, CEO/Founder of Ari Bikes. "This partnership aligns with our values, and we're thrilled to contribute to an event that brings communities together. We're excited for the positive impact this collaboration will have, uniting the individuals through the spirit of sport and outdoor adventure."

Interested parties can learn more about the 'Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games Mountain Bike Race, presented by Ari' by visiting the website. Categories exist for riders of all abilities and ages, with out-of-state residents also being eligible to compete in the event.

The Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games is a long-standing community engagement program of Southern Utah University. Founded in 1986, the event had 10,566 overall participants in 2023. The goal of the department is three-fold: 1) Promote educational opportunity and access at Southern Utah University; 2) provide economic development to Cedar City, Iron County, and the State of Utah; and 3) encourage healthy lifestyles and communities through sports and other competitive activities.

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