The Centurion Cycling event, which was originally scheduled to take place in June, 2011, has been postponed for a year.
Today, the organizers held a press conference in Lake George to promote the 2012 event. Here’s the press release they issued afterward:
Centurion Cycling Adds Centurion New York to 2012 Event Series Schedule
March 24, 2011 (Lake George, NY) — Centurion Cycling, a new cycling event series, is coming to Lake George and Warren County beginning with a preview ride in June followed by a full weekend of cycling events June 22-24, 2012. The weekend schedule will include a Friday night Hill Climb, followed by a 25-mile ride and Kid’s Ride on Saturday morning, and culminating with the 50-mile and 100-mile races on Sunday morning.
The event series, which debuted in Colorado, Wisconsin and Ontario in 2010, yielded rave reviews from participants who ranged in level from beginner to advanced.
“We are very fortunate to be in the business of providing opportunities to help people get fit and change their lives in positive ways,” said Centurion Cycling Founder Graham Fraser. “Cycling can do that for so many people, it’s all inclusive.” Fraser’s name may be familiar to many in this region as he is widely credited with growing the Ironman franchise throughout North America, including bringing Ironman to Lake Placid.
What sets Centurion Cycling events apart is the following:
· Epic courses in unique venues
· Standardized format and distances of 25, 50, 100 miles
· High quality of production including coordinated mass start, chip timing, controlled traffic and full medical and mechanical support
· Enhanced atmosphere with an expo village
· Competition and camaraderie among participants
With a mantra of “Racers Race, Riders Ride,” Centurion Cycling will strive to draw all types of cyclists to Centurion New York to enjoy the picturesque roads and mountain scenery of the Adirondacks. “Our goal is to provide an unparalleled athlete experience for our participants, something they can’t get anywhere else,” said Race Director Tim Hyland.
Centurion Cycling event participants are tri-athletes looking for a safe, challenging training event, avid cyclists desiring a Tour de France-type experience, century riders wanting an organized ride in which to raise money for their charity, and recreational cyclists hoping for a fun, outdoor activity to enjoy with family and friends.
Officials from the region are excited to be bringing Centurion Cycling to the area. “Through our partnership with Centurion Cycling, we have a great opportunity to showcase our area as a premier cycling destination to thousands of cyclists and present all that Lake George and Warren County have to offer,” said Michael Consuelo of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & Lake George Regional CVB, Inc.
Local Director Dave Bulmer agrees adding, “We are blessed in that the Adirondacks provide some of the best cycling in the Northeast. Having an event like Centurion New York allows many others to experience what we already know.”
For more information about Centurion New York, including course maps and the event schedule, please visit www.CenturionCycling.com.