Rocky Gap Casino Resort to Partner with Wheelzup Adventures

April 13, 2023

Rocky Gap Casino Resort to Partner with
Wheelzup Adventures to Bring Outdoor Fun in May

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Flintstone, Md. – April 11, 2023 – It’s set to be an unforgettable summer at Rocky Gap Casino Resort,
located at 16701 Lakeview Road NE. The casino-resort will partner with local business, Wheelzup
Adventures, to introduce new and exciting outdoor activities to guests, available starting this May.

Situated on the banks of the 243-acre Lake Habeeb with Rocky Gap State Park serving as the stunning
backdrop, Rocky Gap Casino Resort aims to provide its guests with access to western Maryland’s
outdoor playground. Through this dynamic new partnership with Wheelzup, Rocky Gap Casino
Resort will offer exhilarating guided hikes, guided bike rides, group floats, paddling and pedaling
classes to its lineup of entertainment options.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Wheelzup team to enhance Rocky Gap’s exciting adventures
for our guests,” said Brian Kurtz, senior vice president and general manager of Rocky Gap Casino
Resort. “Partnering with local businesses like Wheelzup is important not only for our local economy,
but for local tourism. With a spacious and beautiful state park and lake in our backyard, this
partnership will take the fun to new heights for outdoor explorers.”

In addition to guided activities and classes, guests can take advantage of Rocky Gap’s lakeside setting
with fishing equipment offered for rent or for sale. Also for rent will be canoes, stand-up paddle
boards, kayaks and pedal boats. Rentals will be available daily, with guided activities on a schedule
for reference with the resort concierge. Information about pricing and activities offered by Wheelzup
Adventures will soon be available on Rocky Gap’s website.

“Having been born and raised in Cumberland, I love introducing people to the beauty of nature in the
western Maryland region,” said Jamie Echefu, co-founder of Wheelzup Adventures. “We founded this
company on the belief that access, knowledge and community can help individuals and loved ones
reconnect with themselves and each other. We look forward to continuing to make memories with
Rocky Gap Casino Resort guests.”

Founded by Mandela and Jamie Echefu, Wheelzup Adventures specializes in outdoor activities such
as watersports rentals, fishing equipment sales and rentals, guided hikes and bike rides, paddling and
pedaling classes, and group rides and floats. Through its core values: access, knowledge and
community, Wheelzup is committed to facilitating access to the outdoors where recreation, selfdiscovery,
spiritual renewal, and mental healing occurs.

An avid supporter of the community, Rocky Gap Casino Resort partners with local businesses such
as Queen City Creamery and Western MD Lemonade, both of which are offered on property. The
casino-resort regularly hosts events that give back to the community and local nonprofit
organizations including Western Maryland Food Drive, Allegany County Animal Shelter and more.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort offers daily shuttle runs to and from downtown Cumberland. Pick-up and
drop-off is located at Canal Place by Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, with operating service from
April through Labor Day.

For more information about Rocky Gap Casino Resort, visit


About Rocky Gap Casino Resort
Rocky Gap Casino Resort is located at 16701 Lakeview Rd NE, Flintstone, Maryland
in Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland in the heart of Allegany County. A AAA 4-Diamond Award®
and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort, Rocky Gap offers a casino, hotel,
conference center, Bonkerz Comedy Club, three restaurants, indoor and outdoor event spaces, the
only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland, a spa, indoor pool, fitness center, pro shop,
individual parking, and several outdoor recreational activities. The casino features 630 slot
machines, 17 table games, and two casino bars. With a picturesque setting for festivals,
events, retreats and large gatherings, both The Lakeside Terrace and 5,000-square-foot Allegheny
Event Center at Rocky Gap Casino Resort offer a scenic outdoor setting with a backdrop that includes
Evitts Mountain and the 242-acre lake. Maryland's only Jack Nicklaus Design course, Rocky Gap Golf
Course was included in Golfweek magazine's list of the best courses to play in Maryland and best
casino courses, as well as was featured in Golf Digest's list of America's 36 Best Buddies-Trip
Destinations. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is owned by Golden Entertainment, Inc. More information is
available at

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino
operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates approximately 16,000 slots, 120
table games and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns ten casino resorts – nine in Southern
Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana,
Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at approximately 1,000 locations and owns 64
traditional taverns in Nevada. For more information, visit

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