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Point 2 Point donates bike stand

Submitted by Park City Point 2 Point

John O Connell (left) of Iron Mountain Associates (The Colony) stands with Jay Burke of the Park City Point 2 Point. Photo courtesy of Park City Point 2 Point

The Park City Point 2 Point (PCP2P) held its annual Labor Day Weekend mountain bike race again this summer, hosting athletes from 24 states and running the event over 75 miles of Park City trails. As a show of appreciation for allowing the event to take over the trail system for one day each year, they have recently purchased a bike-repair stand for the Mid Mountain Trail.

The bike stand is located approximately halfway between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort at The Colony’s restrooms. The stand has multiple tools, as well as a pump, for bikers traveling across the 15-mile trail and finding themselves in a pinch for a quick repair.

Point 2 Point Promotions purchased the stand and then worked with The Colony (Iron Mountain Associates) to find a permanent location on their property and to have them manage the installation.

"We are happy to be able to provide this resource for backcountry travelers. It is the least we can do for this community which graciously works with us each year while the event is being held," said Park City Point 2 Point race director, Jay Burke. "Approaching The Colony made perfect sense. They maintain a restroom on the trail at about the halfway point, and this just seemed to be a perfect fit. They were excited to be a part of it."

The Mid Mountain Trail runs from Deer Valley Resort all the way over to Canyons Resort. The section of the trail where the new stand is located is managed by the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, and it will be responsible for the maintenance of the new stand.