Bookwalter appearing at Cycle with Champions fundraiser

Team BMC rider will be joined by Garmin's Cozza

Brent Bookwalter of the BMC Racing Team will join the All Sport-Team Swift in Sonoma County, California, on Sunday November 1 for the "Cycle with Champions" benefit ride. Hundreds of participants are expected.

The Team Swift Junior Development program is continuing its tradition of benefit events with top US professionals at the 2009 edition of the Cycle with Champions ride. Bookwalter, who is a 2008 and 2009 member of both BMC and the US World Championship teams, is the marquee celebrity expected to draw enthusiasts for the ride through picturesque Sonoma County. Local Team Swift graduate Steven Cozza will also be on hand. He rides for the Garmin-Slipstream team.

The event boasts fall colors, a lunch at West County Revolution, which is one of several BMC dealers functioning on behalf of the Team Swift dealer, and a benefit auction with proceeds supporting the racing and development programs of the non-profit Team Swift, which recruits athletes and families into cycling.

The Cycle with Champions event is a rallying point for regional cycling groups ranging from advocacy, community and competition oriented organizations. Event support is graciously donated by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, the BMC Racing Team and numerous others. The tenor of the event is one of enjoyment of the outdoors, of community and the grassroots support of young athletes pursuing excellence in sports.

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