Centopassi Motomarathon Set for June 25-28

Long-Distance Motorcycle Sport Riders Gear Up For Colorado

Boulder, CO – May 26, 2010– As the Rocky Mountains begin to thaw, the Motomarathon Association is ready to kick off the region's long-distance motorcycle sport-touring season with the Centopassi Motomarathon, June 25-28.

The Motomarathon Association organizes an annual series of four-day rides over the best roads and through the best scenery in the country. Routes remain secret until the night before each day's ride, and participants must complete a sequence of self-recorded check-points using digital cameras.

"This ride will cover some of the state's most significant mountain passes, scenic canyons and remote plateaus," said Motomarathon founder John Metzger. "While ‘Centopassi' means ‘100 passes' in Italian, we won't actually ride that many, though it might feel like it while averaging 400 miles/day for four days." The ride starts and ends at the Peloton Community in Boulder, culminating with the Ducati North America-sponsored Awards Dinner at Basta Pizzeria within the Peloton complex on the evening of Day 4, June 28th. Routes for Day 1 will be handed out at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night (June 24th) at Basta. Subsequent day's routes will be distributed at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Steamboat Springs (Day 1), the Ouray Chalet (Day 2) and at the Rocky Mountain Inn in Paonia (Day 3).

"The Motomarathon format has struck a nerve with today's sport-touring and long-distance riders, and with our sponsors Ducati North America (bikes), Aerostich (clothing) and Wolfman (luggage)," said Metzger.

"The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a perfect fit for these events," said Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America. "We're proud to support the Motomarathon, and we're very excited to work with the promoters to elevate the highest form of sport-touring."