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Primal Wear Increases Sponsorship of American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure for 2012

Cycling apparel maker will be the Signature Sponsor of Colorado event Denver - Continuing a long-running relationship, cycling apparel-maker Primal Wear will increase it's sponsorship and support of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure events in 2012, according to a new agreement announced today. New for 2012, Primal will be the Signature Sponsor of the 2012 Tour de Cure Colorado and the official apparel sponsor of the Tour de Cure Southern Colorado and Montana, respectively. Primal is currently the supplier for all Tour de Cure cycling apparel and the apparel provider for the National Red Rider program, which recognizes
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Custom-Painted ‘Graffiti’ Bike Auction Benefits Bahati Foundation

Los Angeles – A one-of-a-kind Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod bicycle is on the auction block to help further the mission of the Bahati Foundation and its mission to positively affect the lives of inner city and underprivileged youth across the nation. The carbon fiber frame and fork feature an eclectic, custom paint job by renown graffiti artist Mike Giant. The nearly ready-to-ride bicycle retails for $7,500 and includes a 2012 SRAM Red gruppo, FSA SLK carbon seat post and stem, FSA Wing Pro carbon bars, fi'zi:k Antares saddle and bar tape, and a HED Jet 6 FR carbon clincher wheelset. The
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Jersey Donation Benefits Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association

Lake Orion, MI – A BMC Racing Team jersey signed by all nine members of the squad of Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has led to a $1,500 donation to the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA). Former West Michigan resident Brent Bookwalter, a rider on the BMC Racing Team's Tour de France team, orchestrated the fundraiser of the autographed jersey, which ended up in the hands of an anonymous donor. "Without the guidance, encouragement and opportunities afforded to me by people across the state of Michigan, I would not be where I am today," Bookwalter said. "MiSCA is doing
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Hope Lives and Rides in Pink!

For the second consecutive year, Meredith Miller and her teammate, Teal Stetson-Lee, have raced in pink from head-to-toe during October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along with the raising awareness, Meredith is once again raising funds to support Hope Lives! The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Foundation, a Fort Collins based non-profit, which provides local breast cancer patients with complementary care and lifestyle support during their cancer treatment. Do not miss out and buy your tickets to the Pink! Online raffle which ends today, October 21st. Raffle prizes include: Thule - Crossover 87L Rolling Duffle (MSRP $299.99) Kinetic - Road
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One Street Launches Components Arm

Prescott, Arizona – Responding to the rapid extinction of basic bicycle parts, One Street, an international bicycle advocacy nonprofit, has launched One Street Components. This new components arm of the organization has become necessary as One Street’s Social Bike Business program provides durable transportation bikes to impoverished people in communities around the world. Each local program starts by refurbishing used bikes as they move toward manufacturing their own steel frames, forks and racks. This local manufacturing will be necessary as the bike industry no longer produces quality, affordable transportation bikes. But an alarming pattern has been hindering even the refurbishing
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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Introduces Millennium Promise T-shirts Designed By Tommy Hilfiger

All Proceeds From Each Millennium Promise and Spokes of Change Shirt to Benefit the Work of Millennium Promise New York, NY – Millennium Promise, the leading international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge today unveiled designs for bicycle-themed apparel created by Tommy Hilfiger. There are two specific designs that promote Millennium Promise and a special program tied to the race called “Spokes of Change”. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will donate all proceeds from the sale of these shirts to Millennium Promise. Hilfiger, who last year was named a Millennium Promise MDG Global
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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Unveils Jerseys for Inaugural Race

Auction of Autographed Jerseys to Benefit Davis Phinney Foundation DENVER – The USA Pro Cycling Challenge unveiled the race jerseys for the inaugural professional cycling competition set to take place August 22-28. Jerseys will be awarded daily to top athletes in various standings including the leader, sprinter, and climber. In addition, the best young rider as well as the rider who tackles the course with the most tenacity and aggression will be presented with jerseys commemorating their accomplishments. In a special tribute to Davis Phinney, the first American to win a stage at the Tour de France and the last
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Triathlete to Ride Multiple Stages as Part of “Take on the Tour” Initiative to Raise Awareness for Kidney Disease

Atlanta, GA — On Monday, May 16th at the Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, Shad Ireland, triathlete, dialysis patient and the first kidney patient to ever successfully complete Ironman triathlon, will “Take on the Tour,” launching a 24-month athletic endeavor to conquer the sport of cycling and raise awareness for kidney disease. Ireland, best known for his epic 4,700 mile ride across the U.S. in 2009 to bring attention to those with kidney failure, plans to ride multiple stages of several of the world’s toughest cycling races and compete in the Lanai Hawaii Triathlon, the Orange County Triathlon
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Team Type 1 Diabetes Sports Research Institute To Launch First of Its Kind Clinical Study At Amgen Tour of California

Study First Step in Filling Research Void for Athletes With Diabetes Atlanta, GA – In a first step to fill a major void in diabetes sports research, global sports organization Team Type 1, the official parent company of the Team Type 1-sanofi aventis professional men’s cycling team, will launch a clinical study at the Amgen Tour of California. The pioneering study conducted by the TT1 Diabetes Sports Research Institute, will assess blood glucose levels of elite cyclists - both with and without diabetes - with a goal of identifying optimal levels for peak athletic performance. The study will be led
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Giant Bicycle Donates Bicycle Products to the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery

Unique delivery method well-worth the 200 mountain bike rides the donation will provide San Rafael, CA - Long-time Trips for Kids donor, Giant Bicycle USA, recently made a generous product donation to Trips for Kids and its Re-Cyclery. Unlike donations that usually arrive via UPS or a trucking company, Trips for Kids personally took charge of the donation by flying a staff person to Los Angeles, renting a U-Haul truck and driving the great number of bikes and parts back to their warehouse facility in San Rafael. Despite the unique method of delivery, Trips for Kids Shop Manager Andy Phelps
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