According to Karim Pine, GM of BMC Switzerland in the USA, "The TSEpic is a great partner for BMC because it represents the same kind of innovative, out-of-the-box thinking that drives BMC product development."
BMC now returns to the dirt by building mountain designs that use the same laser focus that led to road success. Not only will a partnership with TSEpic be visible through BMC’s position as the official bike of the race and under the riders of the newly expanded TSEpic Team, but also through initiatives that will benefit participants of the TSEpic and for mountain bike trails and mountain bikers in the event’s home state.
Located near State College, Pennsylvania, the TSEpic has garnered widespread acclaim and gains rapid popularity due to camaraderie and the world-class Pennsylvania trails. The race is one of few events where riders of all stripes rub shoulders for seven straight days with some of the best mountain bike racers on the continent. With the burgeoning reputation and a place at the top of mountain bike enthusiasts’
“We’re very excited and honored to have BMC choose to partner with us,” says TSEpic’s co-promoter, Mike Kuhn. “The opportunity to work with BMC, such an incredibly well respected company and an undisputed leader in the industry, is a dream come true. BMC’s recognition of and willingness to do much more than just sponsor Trans-Sylvania, but to become a true partner in our efforts to add more for our participants and to grow the efforts of our Outdoor Experience Organization, is very invigorating. Plus, the opportunity to have the team aboard the 29er teamelite and fourstrokes and the enduro focused trailfox is...well, somebody pinch me and make sure I’m awake!”
Over the last several months, BMC has signed world-class riders to their mountain bike squad to represent the red and black from Switzerland at the highest levels of the sport in 2013. Athletes include multiple World Cup Overall Champion and 2-time Olympic Champion, Julien Absalon (http://www.absalon-
The NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic will take place May 26 - June 1, 2013 and includes categories for Solo, Duo, Experience and Epic Team participants. For more information, please visit TSEpic.com. To view highlights and participants’
More information regarding BMC bikes and the official bikes of the TSEpic can be found at BMC-Racing.com.
About BMC Switzerland
The BMC Group consists of three brands: Bergamont, Stromer and BMC. We share equal passion for bikes in sport and industry. Our goal is to please, and your positive experience is our success. Whether you need a time trial bike or kids' bike, an ebike or a downhill machine, BMC Switzerland is eager to serve your cycling needs. For more about BMC Switzerland, visit: http://www.bmc-
About Outdoor Experience Organization
The Outdoor Experience Organization is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to build and create, improve upon, and document forest trails in the state of Pennsylvania for the use of foot traffic, bicycles, cross-country skiers, equestrians and other user groups in order to increase interest in sustainable, healthy, and enjoyable outdoor oriented activities; build outdoor recreation tourism in Pennsylvania;