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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 or, or follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover.

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