NAMTBA to Hold Fundraising Raffle Benefiting Construction of Twin Peaks Bike Park
Fundraiser to Support Construction of Free-to-Use Community Focused Bike Park
The Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association (NAMTBA), a nonprofit organization based in the Japanese ski resort area of Niseko, has announced a prize raffle and fundraising campaign benefiting the construction of the new Twin Peaks Bike Park. The raffle, which runs until October 19th, features an incredible roster of prizes such as a Trek Rail electric mountain bike, heli skiing tours and vacation packages. All proceeds will be used to fund the construction of the free-to-use Twin Peaks Bike Park.
Raffle tickets and other fundraising merchandise can be purchased via the NAMTBA website (namtba.com) and participation is open to both domestic and international entries.
Every ¥5,000 spent pays for the building of 2 meters of trail and every raffle ticket purchased gives buyers a chance to win the below prizes. There is no maximum purchase limit.
Grand prize: Trek Rail 5 electric mountain bike - ¥740,000 value
Second prize: Heli skiing, luxury accommodation, van rental and dinner for two - ¥500,000 value
Third prize: A 5 day summer vacation with e-mountain bike rentals, guided tours and rafting for two - a ¥250,000 value
See NAMTBA.com for additional prizes and conditions
Winners will be announced live on NAMTBA’s social media channels on Monday, October 31st at 6:30 PM JST.
About the Twin Peaks Bike Park
The Twin Peaks Bike Park will be a public, 100% free-to-use, bike park located in the international winter resort area of Niseko, Japan. Once completed, the park will be home to 20+ kilometers of world class mountain bike trails, a dedicated childrens balance bike area and a skills park. This park will be the first of its kind in Hokkaido and just one of a small handful of such parks in Japan. The incredible range of planned facilities will make mountain biking inHokkaido and in Niseko more accessible and more approachable to all ages, all budgets and all abilities.
The park is being designed and constructed in close collaboration with world renowned trail building company Allegra Tourismus. In the works are a full offering of beginner, intermediate and expert trails and a 2 kilometer skills center loop at the base of the park. Even the youngest riders are catered for with a separate balance bike loop to hone their skills and introduce them to the sport.
About the Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association
The Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association (NAMTBA) is a nonprofit organization created to build “A united Niseko area with a common mission to create a world class sustainable mountain bike community, and off-road biking ecosystem.”
NAMTBA’s board consists of 24 members who include the GMs of two ski resorts, town council members, local business leaders, the president of the local tourism association and the president of Hokkaido’s largest forestry company. NAMTBA seeks equitable representation of nationalities, genders and rider experience levels.
Niseko’s potential as a mountain bike destination is untapped, with over 4,000,000 annual visitors flocking to the area from across Asia and the globe. The area has the terrain, tourism infrastructure and brand recognition – everything needed to succeed as a summer destination. Everything except trails.
NAMTBA is now building its first project: the Twin Peaks Bike Park. This community bike park, planned and designed in collaboration with Swiss trail experts Allegra, will be a beginner friendly, free-to-use park with 30+ kms of trails. Its prime location (situated between Niseko’s Grand Hirafu and Hanazono ski areas) plays a key role in NAMTBA’s master plan as a development pipeline for future riders and a link between these two resorts.