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Alpine Motorsports Club in Pennsylvania Makes Helmets Mandatory for Cycle Members

SAYLORSBURG, Pa.--June 19, 2006--Alpine Motorsports Club, a members-only club for driving enthusiasts scheduled for construction next year, announced today that helmets will be mandatory for all motorcycle riders driving on the club's 4.2-mile mountain road course when the private club opens in Saylorsburg, PA, in the Poconos.

"Safety is our first priority at Alpine Motorsports Club, including seat restrains and helmets for motorcar drivers and helmets for motorcycle riders. Even though Pennsylvania law allows riders over 21 not to wear a helmet, our regulation at Alpine is full face helmets for safety," said Alpine developer Richard Muller, Jr.

Motorcycle riders using Alpine's road course will be members who own a motorcycle in addition to their automobile membership and occasionally opt to take their bike for a safe, high-speed ride around the Alan Wilson-designed course.

"We have found that many of our members are looking forward not only to enjoying their high performance cars, but many of them are motorcycle owners who want to improve their skills and test the performance of their bikes on a surface free of hazards and obstructions," said Kimberly Carrodo-Bowers, Director of Sales.

The only private motorsports club on the East Coast where members can drive their car on their personal schedule, Alpine Motorsports Club boasts a European-inspired, mountain road course and recreation complex on 360-acres in the shadows of the Blue Mountains in Monroe County, only 75 miles west of New York City and 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Ground should be broken on the $26-million facility before next spring.

Alpine's Clubhouse features entertainment, training facilities, dining and a swimming pool. Other facilities are a pro shop, state-of-the-art control tower, recreational fields and trails, daily-visit garage space with compressed air and fresh water supply, secured storage lockers for tire, tools and driving gear, plus a self-service care wash and fuel supply station.

The primary road course features 14 turns, with nine versatile configurations. The 40-ft. wide road is wider than a three-lane interstate, no visual or physical obstructions, 220 ft. of elevation change built on three distinct plateaus (a throwback to European roads), and safety designs based on F1 specifications.

For additional information on Alpine Motorsports Club call 610-670-7650 or visit