EscapeToBlueRidge.com Is New Tour de Force Behind Sorella Cycling

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Escape to Blue Ridge is proudly announcing their 2009 sponsorship of Sorella Cycling. The sponsorship of the 150 all female member cycling race club is an expression of thanks from Escape to Blue Ridge to the Blue Ridge community that has embraced them and an effort to attract more adventure travelers to Blue Ridge, GA to strengthen southeast adventure tourism. For more information about North Georgia cabin rentals visit EscapetoBlueRidge.com.

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Escape to Blue Ridge™ (escapetoblueridge.com), the upscale North Georgia cabin rental and mountain adventure company of Blue Ridge, GA is excited to announce their year-long sponsorship of Sorella Cycling for 2009. The sponsorship of the all-female, racing club is both an expression of thanks from EBR to the Blue Ridge community that has embraced them and an effort to attract adventure travelers to the area to help strengthen Southeast adventure tourism.

"We look forward to supporting Sorella Cycling and spreading the word about the importance of women's fitness. We also hope to introduce the new team members, outdoor travelers and families to the beautiful and inspiring mountain and wilderness surroundings of the Blue Ridge area," said Pamela Miracle, President and Co-Founder of EBR. EBR will serve as host for the Sorella March Training Camp, provide accommodations at a special rate to Sorella Cycling members so they can stay and train throughout 2009 and provide aid for the Cohutta 65 and 100 Mountain Bike Endurance Races on Saturday April 25, 2009.

"We at Sorella Cycling are excited and honored to be sponsored by EBR. The Blue Ridge area and EBR provide the qualities and opportunities that we are looking to offer our race team and club members alike, including challenging and fun riding trails and great hospitality and accommodations. We look forward to our upcoming training rides in Blue Ridge and our stays at EBR," said Christina Searles Tai, Sorella Cycling Vice President.

With cancellations of previously scheduled events that would have come through the area, such as the Tour de Georgia 2009, nixed due to lack of sponsorship dollars, EscapeToBlueRidge.com felt strongly about stepping up to the plate to help stimulate other outdoor area events. In addition, the EBR team plans to educate visitors about area offerings such as the Aska Adventure region, Lake Blue Ridge, Toccoa River, Cohutta Wilderness Areas, among other North Georgia mountain activities. The mountainous region is well suited for both athletic training or enjoying family oriented sports such as hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and fly fishing year round.

The easy escape for Southeast travelers from surrounding Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, the Carolina's and Atlanta, has fueled the expansion of EBR's custom, cabin roster from a cozy trio of cabins to an impressive offering of 38 in just 22 short months. Despite travelers' quick shrinking disposable incomes and overall travel industry slump, this supreme team of mountain hosts have welcomed more than 6,000 guests in 2008 due to exceptional customer service, an on-site concierge offering Best-In-Class services and the overall outstanding value of an EBR vacation experience.

For more information about Blue Ridge cabin rental rates visit escapetoblueridge.com or call 1-866-618-2521.

About Escape to Blue Ridge:
The Escape to Blue Ridge™ team has invested heart and soul in providing guests with the most luxurious Blue Ridge Mountain cabin rentals possible. Located a hassle-free 90 minutes from the Atlanta area airport, our Blue Ridge Mountain cabins are the ultimate Southeast stay-cation choice. Each of the 38, privately owned, custom cabin accommodations offer privacy and tranquility in an upscale setting while an on-site concierge provides Best-In Class services and amenities. Enjoy a variety of fun-tastic mountain and outdoor activities in the surrounding Blue Ridge, GA area - there is something for guests of all ages. EBR's mission is to ensure that each guest's north Georgia cabin rental vacation will be a fond memory that they will want to relive and recommend to others time and again. Relax.Recharge.Reconnect. at EscapeToBlueRidge.com.

About Sorella Cycling:
Sorella Cycling's mission is to foster a supportive and open environment for women of all ages and abilities to ride their bicycles for fitness, recreation and racing. The founding members of Sorella are a group of 150 talented women, both on and off their bicycles, who want to encourage and promote community in a women's cycling club. Sorella's veteran riders and racers conduct women's cycling clinics including skills, safety, and maintenance and provide mentoring to members. Sorella Cycling was honored to recently receive the 2008 Division III Club of the Year award from USA Cycling. Sorella Cycling received high marks from USA Cycling for offering 24 clinics and seminars to their club and community in 2008. Sorella has 27 USA Cycling licensed females (Division III is 1-29 race team members) and race team and club members alike are extremely active in charitable activities including volunteering as cycling guides for wheelchair racers in the ING Marathon and participants in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, trail maintenance work, providing food for a local Atlanta homeless shelter, and much more. SorellaCycling.org.

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