Nature Conservancy Rides into Unique Partnership
The Conservancy will sponsor professional mountain biker, Chloe Woodruff.
Prescott, AZ | April 15, 2014
The Nature Conservancy in Arizona is excited to announce it will sponsor professional mountain biker, Chloe Woodruff, in four Arizona races this season including the Whiskey Off Road competition in Prescott on April 25-27.
Woodruff finished 2nd overall in the national mountain bike series last year. She also represented the U.S. at five World Championship events from 2004-2010 and earned a spot on the 2014 World Championship team. Woodruff is a top-contender nationally and often races in local events across Arizona. Her national sponsor is Backcountry.com.
The Nature Conservancy works to protect important land and water we all depend on. The 26-year-old is excited to partner with the non-profit.
“My parents helped shape a strong water and land conservation ethic in my sister and I from childhood,” says Chloe Woodruff. “This partnership brings together two things I care greatly about: conservation and playing outdoors on bikes.”
The Nature Conservancy’s work provides clean air and water, improves wildlife habitat, safeguards communities and supports the state’s recreation industry. “We find that once people learn how our work protects the things they love, they become great supporters and advocates for our approach to conserving nature for people not from people,” says Patrick Graham, the Conservancy in Arizona’s state director. “This partnership creates a new and exciting way for us to engage with young people who care about the outdoors and land as much as we do.”
Woodruff – who helped the University of Arizona Cycling Club become a powerhouse – recently moved to Prescott. She’s fallen in love with the town and trails that surround it.
Woodruff is excited to be racing in Prescott this month. “When I compete where I live, I feel like the community is behind me,” adds Woodruff. “It’s also a great opportunity to share local trails with out-of-town friends. I feel privileged and excited to call Prescott my new home.”
Media interested in talking to Woodruff about the partnership and upcoming competition should contact Tracey Kiest Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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