Golf Fans to be Allowed to Ride Bicycles to 2013 Solheim Cup at Colorado Golf Club

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Cristie Kerr of the USA hits the opening tee shot during the morning foursomes on day one of the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle Golf Club on September 23, 2011 in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Ireland.

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 1, 2013 – With Colorado being a well-known haven for outdoor enthusiasts and exercise aficionados, the 2013 Solheim Cup is allowing and encouraging golf fans to ride their bicycles to Colorado Golf Club for the event, Aug. 13-18.

Cyclists and anyone attending the international match play event will be able to ride their bicycles to the course, and bicycle racks will be provided at Colorado Golf Club. Anyone wishing to bike to the event will have to have their tickets in-hand and will not be able to purchase tickets upon arrival.

Cyclists will only be allowed to enter Colorado Golf Club via the East gate (Lot V) off Stroh Road, past the main (West) entrance. Directional signs will guide them to the correct entrance and Lot V.

“Colorado is one of the most active and healthy states in the country, and we want to encourage golf fans to ride their bicycles to Colorado Golf Club for the Solheim Cup,” Solheim Cup Tournament Director Becky Newell said. “Traffic can be a hassle for sports fans, and so people may find it more enjoyable to ride their bicycles to the course instead. Enjoying great weather, getting some exercise and experiencing the magic of the Solheim Cup is not a bad way to spend a day.”

More than 120,000 spectators are expected for the 2013 Solheim Cup, which features the top 12 women’s professional golfers from Europe against the United States’ top dozen stars. These teams are led by captains Meg Mallon for the United States and Liselotte Neumann for Europe. Europe won the last Solheim Cup in Ireland in 2011, but the U.S. Team has never lost on home soil (6-0), making Colorado Golf Club a promising setting for an intense competition.

Topics: Solheim Cup

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