VASHON, WASHINGTON (May 10, 2000) – Ride Snowboards announced today that ithas finalized the move of its headquarters to Vashon Island. For the past 6 years, the company had been located in Preston, Wash., only 45 minutes east of the new location.

Product development, marketing, sales, customer service and warranty for Ride Snowboards will be based on Vashon Island, while the company will maintain its snowboard engineering and production at the Thermal SnowboardFactory in Corona, Calif. The Canadian subsidiary office will remain in thesame location and in fact has been expanding over the recent months. No changes were made to the sales rep force.

Ride anticipates the move will more effectively streamline business with the company’s administrative offices and other divisions already operating on Vashon.

The new contact information for Ride is:19215 Vashon Hwy. SW
Vashon, WA 98070
(tel) 206-463-8841
(fax) 206-463-8895 (for product, marketing and sales only)

In related news, Ride announced the base for its European sales andmarketing will shift from company headquarters to the new Ride Europe officein Germany. Since January of this year, Ride’s European operation has beenheaded by Eric Brendel who can be reached at:Seeshaupter Str. 6082377 Penzberg, Germany(tel) 49-8856-901-0

Established in 1992, Ride Snowboards is now headquartered in Washington’sPuget Sound on Vashon Island. For passionate snowboarders of all ages, Riderepresents an uncompromised approach to fun and provides superior productand lifestyle experiences. Please visit our website