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CapTech Classic gets support

By:
Martin Hardie and Unai Iraragorri of GARA
Published:
April 06, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:51 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for April 6, 2005

Organizers announced that several companies have joined forces to help the CapTech Classic, taking...

Organizers announced that several companies have joined forces to help the CapTech Classic, taking place in Downtown Richmond, Virginia on Thursday, May 26, and benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond and is part of USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar. VATEX America, one of the leading promotional products companies in the country, is donating special edition, commemorative CapTech Classic/Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond t-shirts to be sold throughout the month of May. All of the proceeds will go to BGCMR. The t-shirts will be on sale at area bike shops, fitness centers and other retail outlets.

In addition, Pacific Cycle, Inc. and Rowlett's Bicycles are teaming up to provide approximately 25 Schwinn BMX bicycles for the upcoming CapTech Classic Corporate Challenge relay race. Following their use in the Corporate Challenge, the bikes will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond for use by Richmond area youth served by the Clubs.

The Corporate Challenge will be the first race of the day during the CapTech Classic on Thursday, May 26, and is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. The race will be a fun relay event with teams drawn from Richmond area businesses and organizations. Each team will be "issued" one 20-inch Schwinn BMX bike which will be used by the entire team. Each team member will complete one lap around a portion of the course (approximately 6 blocks per team member) on Cary Street. The Corporate Challenge will feature two heats, followed by a "Finals" to determine the overall champion.

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