Freewheel Frolic Benefits MORC

MORC and Freewheel Bike team up to Present MNSCS Spring Kick-Off Race:
The Freewheel Frolic Benefiting MORC

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC), an IMBA chapter, announces Freewheel Bike as the new sponsor of the Minnesota State Championship Series (MNSCS) Spring Kick-Off race, The Freewheel Frolic Benefiting MORC, at Salem Hills Park taking place on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

After a long history hosting Erik’s Spring Cup, Erik’s Bike Shop has decided to step away from this event in order to spread their support to other races, trails and organizations. Erik’s Bike Shop will remain a financial sponsor for the MNSCS and MORC organizations. “MORC appreciates the support Erik’s has shown for the organization and the biking community through the years. We look forward to continuing this great event in 2010 with Freewheel Bike.” states Amanda Scholz, MORC Event Director.

Erik’s Bike Shop began the Erik’s Spring Cup race at Buck Hill 16 years ago and since then, it has become the traditional start of the mountain bike race season for Minnesota. In 2003, Erik’s Bike Shop and MORC worked together to turn the race into a fundraiser for the MORC organization. To date, this event has raised over $29,000 for the MORC organization to use towards gaining and maintaining trails. “We are excited that MORC is going to continue this great race. It has and will continue to be a great event for promoting mountain bike racing and for raising funds towards trail projects and education.” stated Erik Saltvold, Founder & Owner of Erik’s Bike Shop.

Freewheel Bike’s General Manager, Jake Helmbrecht, states, “Freewheel Bike is very excited for this opportunity to work with MORC on this fantastic race. We are committed to making it every bit the spectacle and party that people have come to expect from Freewheel Bike!”

More information on the race can be found at or

Contact: Amanda Scholz
MORC Event Director



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