Osprey to launch Bike Club for 2010

Bikers receive ticket offers, prizes; to improve bike parking

Part of the cost for each 2010 Bike Club membership will go towards improving bike parking at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

By Jeff Griffin / Missoula Osprey | April 7, 2010 6:41 PM ET

The Missoula Osprey in conjunction with their partners Missoula in Motion and the Trail 103.3 announced today the start of an Osprey Bike Club for the 2010 season. Bike Club members will receive an exclusive Osprey Bike Club cap, a personalized membership card, exclusive meet and greet with Osprey players, a complimentary general admission ticket and super scorecard at every Tuesday regular season home game and 2-for-1 tickets to all Sunday and Monday regular season home games.

The Bike Club is $19 to join, $4 of which will go toward alternative transportation improvements at the stadium including the future purchase of permanent bike racks at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. The improved bike parking will encourage more fans to use alternative transportation when attending Osprey games and other events at the stadium.

"Missoula in Motion has been proud to partner with the Missoula Osprey for Tuesday night's Bike-to-the-Ballpark over the past few years," said Missoula in Motion program specialist Ryan Newhouse. "We're even more excited to see this partnership expanded into a new, successful Bike Club."

The Osprey have offered bike related promotions and rewards for using alternative modes of transportation to the stadium for over a decade.

"The Bike-to-the-Ballpark promotion and Ogren Park's location on the River Trail System make Osprey games a special destination for Missoula's bike riders," said Osprey director of stadium of operations Byron Dike. "The Bike Club builds on that experience and offers some great incentives for its members."

For non-Bike Club members, the Osprey and Missoula in Motion will continue to partner on their Bike to the Ballpark promotion, where anyone who rides their bike to a Tuesday regular season home game will receive 2-for-1 tickets.

Registration information for the Osprey Bike Club is available at the Missoula in Motion office and the Missoula Osprey Team Store. Those interested may also call the Osprey to signup. The Missoula Osprey's home opener is set for June 25 versus Billings with their first Tuesday home game on June 29 versus Great Falls.

Missoula In Motion, a program of the Office of Planning and Grants, was founded in 1997. MIM strives to educate Missoulians on their transportation options for both school and work commutes. Through various outreach projects and events, including the Way to Go! Club, MIM promotes the many sustainable transportation options offered in the Missoula community in an effort to reduce congestion, pollution and stress, while promoting both individual and community health.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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