New full-service bike shop in Fayetteville is just one part of Arrowhead Bike Farm’s big plans for 2020

first_imgYouth Camps and Clinics with BICP Certified Instructors. Photo by Jay Young. Feature image by Jay Young. “We will have a number of quality camps, clinics, and tours that cover different skills and riding levels. We just want more folks to have fun on bikes and are excited to create a space for it,” said Brown.  Adult Lessons and Clinics with BICP Certified Instructors Fayetteville, West Virginia’s Arrowhead Bike Farm — a restaurant, campground and full-service bike shop with mountain bike rentals — is eager to show off some exciting changes this upcoming season.  Mountain Bike Rentals, Service and Sales The Handle Bar, Arrowhead’s restaurant and taproom that is connected to the new bike shop, is in the midst of a complete menu revamp. New offerings will include grab-and-go breakfast items, sandwiches, barbecue and, as always, local craft beer. Adena Joy, Arrowhead Bike Farm’s Food and Beverage Director, has years of restaurant experience and plans to add to the menu throughout the season.  “Our goal at Arrowhead Bike Farm is simple: we want people to ride bikes and have fun,” Stephens said. “We offer camps, clinics, guided trips, and mountain bike rentals if you don’t have your own ride. Stop in and get geared up before hitting the trail! You can share some stories over beer and some great food and camp here, too. Plus, we’ve recently improved, upgraded, and added to our RV sites.” “We are kicking things off with the opening of our brand new bike shop along with many more updates, upgrades, and improvements,” said Bike Shop Manager and Co-owner Adam Stephens. “Being a part of the kitchen team here at Arrowhead is an awesome new challenge that I’m ready to tackle,” said Ms. Joy. “I can’t wait to share some of the new culinary creations we’ve come up with, many of which were inspired by my time in restaurants around Fayetteville as well as my travels to New Mexico, Colorado and other places across the country.” Youth Camps and Clinics with BICP Certified Instructors. Photo by Jay Young. The campground at Arrowhead Bike Farm has proven to be extremely popular with mountain bikers and other adventurers, such as climbers, kayakers and rafters, because of its convenient location to popular trailheads, crags, and put-ins in the New River Gorge area. The dead-simple field camping option is an inexpensive and easy way to set up camp and quickly access all of the nearby adventures. Wooded sites, including group sites, are available, and Arrowhead has also added RV sites with electricity and water that are new this season. Last year, Arrowhead added Travis Brown to its team. Brought on to create and manage Arrowhead’s bike programs, Brown is a BICP Level 2 Certified mountain bike instructor and Wilderness First Responder. He has created a number of mountain biking clinics, camps and guided mountain bike tours that will be available during the upcoming season, including a Women’s Weekend and a Youth Mountain Bike Camp for younger riders. The camps will be separated into sessions for 6-11 and 12-17-year-olds.  “Folks that visit always comment about the convenience of our location. Our guests are right next to Long Point Trail, and they can ride from their campsite or vehicle — and we welcome you to park here — to the Arrowhead Trails, Fayetteville Town Park Trails and connect through those to more longer rides,” said Stephens. “We have many rock climbers that camp or simply stop in on their way to and from Kaymoor Top, and see paddlers on their way to Cunard. We are close to all the action in the New River Gorge.”  Campground with field camping, wooded campsites and new for 2020 RV sites with water and electric. The team at Arrowhead Bike Farm began construction on the new bike shop in fall 2019. The 1,400 square-foot facility is now complete and will open on March 6. Arrowhead is Shimano (or S-TEC) and BBI mechanic-certified as well as an authorized Trek and Pivot dealer. The new shop will sell and service these and other brands along with a complete line of accessories, tools, helmets, shoes, tires, and apparel.  last_img read more

A Hat-trick and missed penalty for Ronaldo in Real Madrid win

first_imgCRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty as Real Madrid beat Alaves to increase their lead at the top of La Liga.Deyverson gave Alaves an early lead but conceded a penalty which was converted by Portugal forward Ronaldo.Ronaldo added a second before the break with a deflected shot but had a second spot-kick saved by Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco 10 minutes from time.Alvaro Morata scored Real’s third before Ronaldo completed his treble.Zinedine Zidane’s side are two points above Barcelona, who beat Granada 1-0 later on Saturday.Real are three clear of city rivals Atletico Madrid – 4-2 winners over Malaga – and Sevilla, who dropped from second to fourth with a 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijon.Alaves were unbeaten at home in La Liga before this match, but once again Ronaldo’s impact on the game was decisive.The 31-year-old confidently sent Pacheco the wrong away from the penalty spot to equalise after Brazilian forward Deyverson was deemed to have handled, then his long-range effort sailed into the top corner.Pacheco dived low to his low to save Ronaldo’s second penalty, but Real’s record goalscorer completed his hat-trick after exchanging passes with Marcelo inside the area. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Melvin Ritsema: ‘Panda’ to the needs of the UK sports betting market

first_img Submit Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 In the first of an exclusive three-part series for SBC News, Royal Panda CMO Melvin Ritsema takes a trip back to 2017 to talk us through his company’s decision to bring a sportsbook into its successful three-year-old online casino platform.Just over a year ago, we started out on a sportsbook adventure, having identified this as the best way to ensure continued growth and lift Royal Panda into the industry big league.It’s not to say that the growth had dried up – far from it, but we wanted to take it to the next step by expanding our offer, both to cater better to the wants and needs of our existing customers and to open up a wealth of new marketing sources.With this in mind, and given that we wanted to become even more focused on our main target market, it made sense to diversify our product portfolio with a sportsbook offering.As an online casino – we’d already entered the world’s biggest regulated market in the UK, which is dominated in all sectors by some massive companies, and not just survived but thrived. As such, we wanted to apply the same magic touch to the sportsbook.Having assessed the viability of this internally, we decided to ‘Panda’ to the needs of the UK market. Okay, not completely, because these discussions brought home the realisation that while there was no doubting our marketing know-how, or even our expertise in keeping customers happy, we needed to form a strategic partnership to conquer the sports betting space.More specifically, we needed some help on the software side. Now, everyone in the industry is aware of the competition in this area, but we were quickly impressed by the BetConstruct platform. It was also important to us that BetConstruct wasn’t yet being used by any of the UK’s biggest operators, so our product would stand out as a unique proposition to our target market.The deal meant we had two companies looking to make a name for themselves in a competitive sector through quick, decisive thinking and a proactive, winning mentality, as well as great platforms.Perhaps more importantly, we were impressed by the willingness of the BetConstruct team to work with us as a partner. They wanted a big client in the UK and we wanted a partner who would put our needs at the front of the queue – this was a win-win for both companies.However, we didn’t want to be seen as just another casino operator trying to eek out extra revenues by putting everything in the hands of a turnkey solution provider. For this reason, we made plans to combine the Royal Panda sportsbook rollout with a sporting statement of intent – namely to enter a front-of-shirt sponsorship deal with London-based Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR).This three-year deal with QPR instigated a ‘Royal’ traffic boost straight from the outset, put Royal Panda on the map with a traditional and well-known football club both in the UK and abroad, and gave us another focal point to apply our in-house PPC and marketing expertise.At this stage, we were keen not to overstretch ourselves or to attempt an unrealistic positioning of the brand, but instead careful to get a ‘feel’ for how best to go about this. Yet even back then, the end goal was clear – to take on the established sports betting operators in the lucrative UK market. This was just the first step in the company’s quest for greater success in the UK and beyond. Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Team Vitality announces Razer sponsorship

first_imgRazer announced it will be the exclusive gaming peripheral provider for Team Vitality. The two enter a 12 month partnership as Razer will provide all members of Team Vitality products for its PC and console teams. Nicolas Maurer, Team VitalityOriginally started as a Call of Duty team, Team Vitality has now expanded to teams across ten games including Rocket League, FIFA and League of Legends. They took 4th place in the EU LCS in the Spring Split after forming right before the 2018 season.We’re thrilled to announce the partnership of @Team_Vitality and Team Razer.Welcome to the #TeamRazer family! ? ? pic.twitter.com/haORtKH3c8— Team RΛZΞR (@TeamRazer) May 8, 2018“As a premium esports organization, Vitality is particularly ecstatic to partner with Razer,” said Team Vitality CEO, Nicolas Maurer. “We are both aiming at excellence and will equip all of our more than 50 Vitality players with the latest generation Razer gear.”Along with their most recent large investment from Korelya Capital, Kima Ventures, and H26, Team Vitality holds other strong sponsorship’s from the likes of Omen by HP and Adidas as well. In addition to being adorned in everything Razer, Vitality will also be producing social media content featuring Razer products.“Esports continues to grow and our deal with Team Vitality is a sign of how truly global esports has become.” said Yann Salsedo, Senior Lead Esport & Social Media at Razer. “Team Razer is always looking to work with ambitious, talented teams, and we found that ambition and drive with Team Vitality.”As a well known company not just among esports, but gaming as a whole, Razer’s sponsorship list extends to fellow League of Legends team, 100Thieves and SK Telecom T1, along with Seoul Dynasty and SK Gaming, just to name a few.Esports Insider says: It’s great to see a team like Vitality earn this huge endemic sponsorship. As a strong contender in the EU LCS this partnership will certainly help prove their worth as the LCS format will soon be moving to franchising and organisations will be required to apply for their positions in the newly formatted league.last_img read more