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Flyover Championship Cycling Series Exceeds $100,000 in Cash Rider Benefits and Sponsors Announced for 2015

April 20, 2015 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

CANTON, S.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The whir of bicycle wheels will soon be heard across the Midwest. The third annual, 2015 Flyover Championship Race Series will kick off on May 1st in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Joining the Flyover series, for the first time, will be youth riders ages 9-18 in association with USA Cycling RDRS junior program hosted by Trek Bicycle Stores.

“Legacy is again pleased to present this exciting cycling competition. We are attracting more and more elite riders and teams throughout the country – both men and women, and now we have added youth to the mix through the USA Cycling Jr. RDRS participation”

The Flyover is a Midwest Omnium Race Series combining the best Omnium races in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Race directors in each region have come together to establish a premier amateur race series. The format for each race in the series will have similar cycling styles, either a Time-Trial, Criterium, Road Race or Circuit Race. Cyclists will be scored on all six races according to the progressive scoring method posted on the website www.midwestflyover.com. The overall goal is to make the Flyover Championship the most prestigious amateur race series in North America, and change the flyover states to the destination states for competitive cycling.

The 2015 Flyover Championship Race Series is presented by Legacy Electronics, Inc.www.legacyelectronics.com.

Additional sponsors include:

USA Cycling Jr. RDRS Host: Trek Bicycle Stores www.trekbicyclestores.com

Corporate Sponsors:

Williams Cycling www.williamscycling.com
Borah Teamwear www.mtborah.com

Contributing Sponsors:

Avera www.avera.org
Prenzlow Photography www.prenzlowphotography.com
Two Wheeler Dealer of Sioux Falls www.siouxfalls.twowheelerdealer.com
1st Dakota National Bank www.firstdakota.com
State Farm Insurance www.richardsunde.com

“Legacy is again pleased to present this exciting cycling competition. We are attracting more and more elite riders and teams throughout the country – both men and women, and now we have added youth to the mix through the USA Cycling Jr. RDRS participation,” said Jason Engle, CEO of Legacy Electronics, Inc. “We want to increase interest in outdoor sports for the whole family and promote a healthy lifestyle too,” he added.

Along with individual race awards of cash purses approaching $60,000, the Flyover grand prize of $31,500, trophies, leader jersey and prizes for both men, women and youth, this year racer benefits will exceed $100,000. There will be a total of six races with all races counting towards a cumulative total of points for the Flyover series. Points will be accumulated throughout the season and each race is progressively more valuable.

Race director Tim Putnam said, “Enthusiasm for the Flyover Championship has helped to increase our sponsorship funding and the addition of the RDRS is expanding the opportunities for even more riders to compete.” The RDRS provides a race series for juniors that include categories for boys and girls ages: 9-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. “The 2015 Flyover wants to encourage junior rider development and at the conclusion of the series Flyover Champions will be named for each of these age and gender groups,” added Putnam.

All events are sanctioned by USA Cycling, which provides oversight for the Olympic and World Championship cycling teams and the majority of cycling races in the U.S. USA Cycling is including the Flyover Series information in its event search, and will sanction each race and assist with registrations. “The expansion and interest in the Midwest Flyover Championships indicates a growing enthusiasm in the sport of cycling and provides a great opportunity to bring together the best riders in the region by covering a variety of venues,” said Larry Martin, USA Cycling’s Midwest business development manager.

The 2015 race schedule is as follows:

La Crosse Omnium, La Crosse, Wisconsin – May 1-3
Minnesota Memorial Classic, Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 23-25
Tour of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri – May 29-31
Nebraska Omnium Weekend, Omaha, Nebraska, June 6-7
Bicycle Blues & BBQ, Clear Lake, Iowa – July 10-12
Canton Cycling Classic, Canton, South Dakota – August 1-2

For more Flyover information

Updated information and registration is available on the 2015 Flyover website: www.midwestflyover.com Potential sponsors or competitors may also contact Tim Putnam at 641-425-1960, and may follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover, or on their Facebook page.

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.

Contacts

Bardia International: Carol Bardia/Alex Bardia – 949-370-8255 or Legacy Electronics: Jason Engle – 605-339-9600

Canton Cycling Classic, Final Race of the 2014 Flyover Championship Cycling Series

August 05, 2014 01:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CANTON, S.D.–()–The 5th and final race in the final week of the 2014 Flyover Championship Cycling Series happens this weekend in Canton, South Dakota, at the Canton Cycling Classic. Competitors in this “healthy lifestyle,” 5-race event that began in Iowa City in April will race in Canton Saturday, August 9th, and the awards celebration will cap the end of the race series and determine the 2014 Flyover Champions Sunday, August 10th, at Legacy Electronics.

Race teams are registered from several states including California, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Montana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Canton Cycling Classic organizers anticipate more than 200 individual riders throughout the day’s events. Family fun activities are planned from noon to 8 p.m., including the free 1st Dakota National Bank kids’ race. Medals will be awarded and five youth bikes will be raffled. The Men’s Pro 1/2 Race will start at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Park in Canton.

Legacy Electronics Inc. CEO Jason Engle said, “Since our inaugural race in 2012, we’ve seen rider participation and the business and community support grow for the Flyover Series. Our sponsors have helped us expand and allowed us to recognize female athletes by providing a prize purse equal to the men’s. And we’ve added activities and a new juniors-age (10-15) race category to create a wider appeal to all ages as well.”

Sponsors

In addition to Legacy Electronics, sponsors include:

  • Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center
  • Adams Thermal Systems
  • 1st Dakota National Bank
  • Two Wheeler Dealer
  • Borah Teamwear
  • Williams Cycling

USA Cycling

The Canton Cycling Classic and all Midwest Flyover Championship Cycling Series races are sanctioned by USA Cycling, which provides oversight for the Olympic training team and the majority of all cycling races in the USA.

More Information

Updated information is available on the 2014 Flyover website, and registration is available online at www.cantoncyclingclassic.org. Future sponsors or competitors may also contact Tim Putnam at 641-425-1960, and may follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover, or on their Facebook page.

YouTube Video of 2013 Canton Criterium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOo0qYVgdDs&feature=youtu.be

Contacts

Editorial Contact: PRowrite Public Relations Christel K. Hall, APR CBC, 949-291-5988 or Canton Cycling Classic Contact: Jason Engle, 605-339-9600

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2014 CANTON CYCLING CLASSIC Press Release

NEWS RELEASE
Editorial Contact:                                                                    Canton Cycling Classic Contact:
Christel K. Hall, APR CBC                                                      Jason Engle
(949) 291-5988                                                                       (605) 339-9600

The 2014 canton cycling classic increases purse to $15,000 & boasts ‘equal purse’ for men’s & Women’s elite categories

Flyover Championship Cycling Series Opens Next Week with Chris Lillig Memorial Cup,
37th Annual Old Capitol Criterium

 

CANTON, SD – – April 17, 2014 – – Race organizers for the Canton Cycling Classic announced today that, since its inaugural race in 2012, local business support has broadened and community members view the race as a growing, “healthy lifestyle” event with wide appeal for all ages.  This broadened business support has led to an increase in the overall purse to $15,000, plus prizes, for this, the fifth and final race in the 2014 Flyover Championship Cycling Series.  Additionally, Canton Cycling Classic organizers are offering $5,000 for the Women’s Pro 1/2/3/4 Category, a purse equal to the Men’s Pro 1/2 Category.

Legacy Electronics Inc. CEO Jason Engle said, “We are pleased to sponsor a race that recognizes female athletes by providing a prize purse equal to the men’s.  Competitive cycling typically does not draw as many women riders as men, so this financial commitment should attract the elite women teams and help change that.”

The first race of the 2014 Flyover Championship Race Series begins next week in Iowa City, on April 26-27th, with the Chris Lillig Memorial Cup & the 37th Annual Old Capitol Criterium.  Riders will compete for a $10,000 purse, and additional funds will be raised, through donations at registration, for Mercy Hospice Care.  Registration is open now at https://www.bikereg.com/2014-canton-cycling-classic.

An awards celebration will cap the end of the race series after the Canton Cycling Classic in August, when the 2014 Flyover Champions are determined.

Sponsors

The newest Canton Cycling Classic sponsor is Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center, a proud member of Sanford Health.  Sanford Health is dedicated to improving health and healing, and encourages a healthy lifestyle by strategically directing investments and priorities toward community health and wellness initiatives.

“We’re delighted to support the Canton Cycling Classic,” said Scott Larson, CEO, SanfordCanton-InwoodMedicalCenter.  “Not only are we promoting a great event, but by sponsoring the Classic we are hoping to help grow the sport of cycling and encourage people to participate in a lifelong physical activity that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.”

Mike Adams, CEO of Adams Thermal Systems and president of Adams Thermal Foundation, has committed to sponsoring the Canton Cycling Classic for the second year in a row.  “All the expectations we had of an exciting, well-run sporting event were realized in last year’s Classic,” said Adams.  “We’re happy to be on board again and look forward to another amazing race this year!”

Other sponsors include: Legacy Electronics, Williams Cycling, Two Wheeler Dealer, Borah Teamwear, and 1st Dakota National Bank.

For more information:  www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Flyover-Omnium-Race-Series/566407533369984?ref=hl

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Adam’s Thermal Press Release

NEWS RELEASE
Editorial Contact:                                                                     2013 Canton Cycling Classic Contact:
Christel K. Hall, APR CBC                                                     Jason Engle
(949) 291-5988                                                                        (605) 339-9600

  

ADAMS THERMAL SYSTEMS SIGNS ON AS KEY
 CANTON CYCLING CLASSIC SPONSOR

5th Race in 2013 Flyover Championship Race Series Runs Aug 24-25

 

CANTON, SD – – July 30, 2013 – – The Canton Cycling Classic (CCC) happily announces further community support and commitment to cycling in the form of a strategic sponsorship.  Adams Thermal Systems has signed on as a key sponsor of the Canton Cycling Classic, part of The 2013 Flyover Championship Race Series.  A leading Canton employer, Adams Thermal Systems is a world-class manufacturer of engine cooling systems for on- and off-highway vehicles.

“We are excited to have Adams Thermal Systems’ valuable support for the CCC,” said Jason Engle, CEO of Sioux Falls’ Legacy Electronics and promoter of the Canton Cycling Classic.  “As a local employer, their involvement helps us bring the CCC to fruition and anchor it as a premier race in the Midwest.  Their participation further demonstrates their commitment to our community and to attracting more racers to our event.”

Mike Adams, CEO of Adams Thermal Systems, added “We recognize that the Canton Cycling Classic is a tremendous opportunity for our community and for this region.  We look forward to watching this event grow as more and more people become excited about competitive cycling!”

Promoters of the Canton Cycling Classic commented further that Midwest Flyover and CCC sponsors, like ATS, are playing a major role in giving competitive cyclists the confidence that the CCC will be among the best venues in which to race.  Currently a Category B event, sponsors, promoters and riders are avidly working toward making the CCC a Category A event in the near future.

 

About Adams Thermal Systems (ATS)

Adams Thermal Systems is a world-class company headquartered in Canton, SD, which designs and manufactures cooling systems for vehicles and equipment across a diverse range of applications such as agriculture, construction, mining, military, truck, automotive and power generation.  The 1,000 employees of Adams Thermal Systems serve and support customers globally through locations in Canton, SD, Cedar Falls, IA, Hangzhou, China and Meersburg, Germany.

For more information about ATS, visit www.adamsthermalsystems.org, or contact Tad Anderson at 605-764-1145.

 

For more info on the Canton Cycling Classic

     The Canton Cycling Classic was established early last year.  This year, it is also the fifth race in The 2013 Flyover Championship, formed when race directors of each Omnium banded together for the ultimate Midwest event.  CCC caps four other separate cycling events that began last April in Iowa, and continued in Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

For more information on the Canton Cycling Classic, visit the website, or contact race director, Dustin Bakker.

 

For more Flyover information

    The goal of The 2013 Flyover Championship Series is to synergize and cross-promote the efforts of the individual state races and establish the richest regional amateur race series that promotes growth and participation in Midwest cycling events.  Athletes are scored on their 4 best Omnium results out of the 5 events.

For updated information, check the 2013 Midwest Flyover website.  Potential sponsors or race participants may also contact Tim Putnam at competitor@midwestflyover.com or sponsor@midwestflyover.com, or follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover.

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First Dakota Press Release

NEWS RELEASE

2013 Canton Cycling Classic Contact: Jason Engle (605) 339-9600

First Dakota national bank to sponsor first dakota kids race in 2013 canton cycling classic

Canton Cycling Classic is 5th Race in The 2013 Flyover Championship Race Series

 

SIOUX FALLS, SD – – February 5, 2013 – – The Canton Cycling Classic is happy to announce further community support and commitment to cycling and South Dakota’s youth in the form of a new sponsorship.  First Dakota National Bank has agreed to sponsor the First Dakota Kids Race, a key element of the Canton Cycling Classic, part of The 2013 Flyover Championship Race Series.  By virtue of their support to the Canton Cycling Classic, First Dakota National Bank is also a contributing sponsor to The 2013 Flyover Series. “The First Dakota Kids Race will include three different categories of kids’ cycling races,” added Jason Engle, president of Sioux Falls’ Legacy Electronics and a rider in the Canton Cycling Classic.  “The racers in each kids’ category, from ‘training wheels’ level to twelve-year-olds, will participate in track laps, and their participation is free.”

“We’re pleased to have First Dakota National Bank’s support, which demonstrates their commitment to invest in our community’s future and our youth, and to help bring great racing to our area,” said Dustin Bakker, race director for the Canton Cycling Classic.  “Racing is not possible without our sponsors’ generous contributions, so we invite community members to support these sponsors.” “First Dakota National Bank is pleased to sponsor The Canton Cycling Classic, the 5th and final race in The Flyover Series.  Investing in the future of our youth and the wellness of the community is important to First Dakota,” stated Michael Ness, Sioux Falls Market President at First Dakota National Bank. The news about First Dakota National Bank’s sponsorship follows race management’s announcement last month that Legacy Electronics, Inc of Sioux Falls, SD would be a major sponsor. For more info on the Canton Cycling Classic The Canton Cycling Classic was established early last year.  This year, it will also be the fifth race in The 2013 Flyover Championship, which brings together 5 separate cycling events taking place in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota, starting in April and ending in August.  For more information on the Canton Cycling Classic, visit the website, or contact race director, Dustin Bakker.

For more Flyover information     The goal of The 2013 Flyover Championship Series is to synergize and cross-promote the efforts of the individual state races and establish the richest regional amateur race series that promotes growth and participation in Midwest cycling events. For updated information, check the 2013 Midwest Flyover website.  Potential sponsors or race participants may also contact race directors within their state and contact Tim Putnam at competitor@midwestflyover.com or sponsor@midwestflyover.com, or follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover.

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