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Published May 24, 2012

Utah high school league off to record start • Saris to offer brats and bike parking at Brat Fest • Volkswagen sponsors KOM prize at professional championships

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 4:24 PM MT—Utah's National Interscholastic Cycling Association high school league will get rolling this fall and already there are more than 300 students involved in 30 teams across the state.

Student sign-up has outpaced other first-year leagues, NICA officials said.
The new chapter is hosting a fundraising event in Salt Lake's Rice-Eccles Stadium Varsity Room on June 2. The Cyclefest event will feature a cocktail hour and dinner with a program by two-time Olympian Todd Wells.
The NICA season kicks off Sept. 8 in Park City's Round Valley and culminates in late October with a state championship race.
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Saris to offer free brats and bike parking at Brat Fest

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 4:29 PM MT—Saris Cycling Group is encouraging bratwurst fans to ride their bikes to events at this weekend's World's Largest Brat Fest in Madison.

Saris will again be providing all bicycle parking for Brat Fest, and is partnering with DreamBikes and B-Cycle to host additional bike activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the bike tent, including bike maintenance and commuter education. Saris will also be providing a free brat for everyone who bikes to the Brat-Thru on Friday.

“Brat Fest is a fantastic event, and we feel it’s even better when you ride your bike,” said Heather Fortune, Saris' advocacy coordinator. “You get free bike parking at Brat Fest, a free brat at the Brat-Thru, free tips on bicycle maintenance, and since bicycle commuting burns an average of 520 calories per hour, biking to the Brat-Thru equals a guilt-free brat.”

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Volkswagen sponsors KOM prize at professional championships

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN) Thursday May 24 2012 4:33 PM MT—Volkswagen is sponsoring a King of the Mountains competition at Monday's U.S. professional road race championships here.

The Volkswagen King of the Mountain competition will reward the rider with the most points after four grueling climbs up Paris Mountain during the road race.

The competition within the larger road race is new to the event. On each of the four trips up Paris Mountain, the top five riders will be scored. The first rider to the top will receive 10 points and the next four successive riders will receive seven, five, three and one point, respectively. The rider who finishes the race with the most Volkswagen King of the Mountain points will receive the jersey at the podium ceremony and a check for $1,000.

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