Marian University Cycling, a premiere nationally recognized cycling and mountain biking program, with seven overall national collegiate championships, has signed on as an official venue and events partner with Lebanon’s Stone Eater Bike Park. The University is partnering with the park to provide its student-athletes, mountain bike team riders and coaches with an additional training facility. Supporting the park will also provide faculty, staff and the entire community with a beautiful new facility designed from the ground up with a range of family-friendly amenities and experiences for riders of all ages, skills, and abilities. The partnership will include a co-marketing campaign designed to promote, fundraise and support the development of park.

“As a central Indiana-based varsity cycling program that participates in mountain bike disciplines, an additional facility for mountain biking close to campus has value for our recruiting and retention efforts,” said Marian University Cycling Head Coach Dean Peterson. “Stone Eater Bike Park will surely be a unique and valuable addition to the Midwest’s cycling facilities.”

Coach Peterson was a founding supporter of the Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League, and MU continues to exemplify the ideals and standards of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).  Both organizations helped lay the foundation for the Stone Eater Bike Park model.

“Having the support of Marian University further highlights why Stone Eater Bike Park is so important for Lebanon, and Central Indiana,” said City of Lebanon Engineer and Stone Eater Bike Park Spokesman Kevin Krulik. “Lebanon will have a facility that provides meaningful recreation to elite collegiate athletes, beginning riders, and everyone in between, Stone Eater will be a tremendous asset for our community.”

Once complete, Lebanon’s progression based Stone Eater Bike Park will be a free and open to the public.

Construction on Stone Eater Bike Park is set for the Spring of this year, with a Grand Opening set for the Fall. For more information go: www.stoneeaterbikepark.com