Big Sky Resort Hosts Kenda Big Sky XC Motorcycle Races

BIG SKY, MT - Big Sky Resort is excited to host the 4th annual Kenda Big Sky XC motorcycle races presented by KLIM August 25th - 26th, 2012. Defined by its challenging alpine courses, dramatic views, and proximity to resort amenities, the 2012 Big Sky XC will host the professional AM/PRO and Raines Racing Yamaha teams.

"I made the trip out to Montana last year and had a great time on and off the race trail," said TK professional Jason Raines. "The new $10k pro purse combined with the amazing location made it too good to pass up another trip this summer. It wasn't hard to talk the rest of the Yamaha guys into coming along with me."

Other top professionals who will be competing in this year's races include AM/PRO's Paul Whibley and Jordan Ashburn, Raines Racing's Brad Bakken, Husquavarna's Cory Graffunder and Kyle Redmond, Factory Beta's Cody Webb and Max Gerston, Kawasaki's Destry Abbot, Johnny Campbell Racing Honda's David Kamo, and '11 race champion Rory Sullivan.

Spectators can enjoy the racing action from the Mountain Village base-area, as well as from the top of the Swift Current chair lift, which will be running during the event. In between watching races, spectators can enjoy Big Sky Resort's activities such as the golfing on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed course, ziplining, tram expeditions to the top of Lone Peak, a giant swing, and many other adventure activities.

Big Sky Resort offers a range of lodging and dining options and is located 18-miles from Yellowstone National Park and nine miles from blue ribbon trout fishing on the Gallatin River. Motorcycle themed movies will be playing in the evenings at the resort's amphitheater, live music is scheduled at various local establishments, and a youth/novice awards banquet is set for Saturday night August 27th.

Contact Big Sky Resort's central reservations at 800-548-4486 and mention the KLIM Big Sky XC for racer/spectator discounts.

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