Matt Connors wins the inaugural Sedona Bike & Brew Festival 

Men’s Open Division winners: L-R: Cody Kukulski – 3rd Place; Matt Connors – 1st Place; Daryl Roberts – 2nd Place

Matt Connors peddled his way to victory in the Men’s Open Division during the inaugural Sedona Bike & Brew Festival held at Sedona Golf Resort August 22-23, 2014. His time of 36 minutes and five seconds for two laps around the course was enough to hold off second-place finisher Daryl Roberts (38:27) and third-place finalist Cody Kukulski (38:44). The six-mile course led riders around all 18 holes, 80 acres of fairways, tee boxes, cart paths, natural and manmade features.

 “The event couldn’t have turned out any better,” said Jeremy Hayman, Director of Golf for Sedona Golf Resort. “The racers – in all divisions – put on quite a show. The food, drink, live music and other activities provided by our partners truly created a fun-filled couple of days with a variety of things to enjoy.”  

Sedona Bike & Brew Festival partners include the Sedona Bike & Bean, Four Peaks Brewery, The Verde Valley Cycling Coalition, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the Sedona Village Business Association, OB Sports, the Red Agave Resort, Hilton Sedona, Eforea Spa, Pro-Build Sedona, and Biermann Construction.

The event kicked off Friday, August 22nd with group ride and festivities, and culminated with all-out races on Saturday. After the races, festival goers enjoyed the awards ceremony, music, food, drink and a raffle benefiting the Verde Valley Cycling Coalition.

Nearly 70 riders raced in one of six divisions. In addition to Connors’ victory in the Men’s Open Division, Georgia Sevkov earned the top spot in the Ladies Open Division; Matt Noble won the Men’s Sport Division; Cole Mace won the Junior (17-13 year-old) Division; Lucas Pico won the Junior (12-7 year-old) Division, and Jonah Schroeder won the Junior (6 & Under) Division.

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Sedona Golf Resort is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management.