CANTON, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 5th and final race in the final week of the 2014 Flyover Championship Cycling Series happens this weekend in Canton, South Dakota, at the Canton Cycling Classic. Competitors in this "healthy lifestyle," 5-race event that began in Iowa City in April will race in Canton Saturday, August 9th, and the awards celebration will cap the end of the race series and determine the 2014 Flyover Champions Sunday, August 10th, at Legacy Electronics.
Race teams are registered from several states including California, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Montana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Canton Cycling Classic organizers anticipate more than 200 individual riders throughout the day’s events. Family fun activities are planned from noon to 8 p.m., including the free 1st Dakota National Bank kids’ race. Medals will be awarded and five youth bikes will be raffled. The Men’s Pro 1/2 Race will start at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Park in Canton.
Legacy Electronics Inc. CEO Jason Engle said, “Since our inaugural race in 2012, we’ve seen rider participation and the business and community support grow for the Flyover Series. Our sponsors have helped us expand and allowed us to recognize female athletes by providing a prize purse equal to the men’s. And we’ve added activities and a new juniors-age (10-15) race category to create a wider appeal to all ages as well.”
In addition to Legacy Electronics, sponsors include:
- Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center
- Adams Thermal Systems
- 1st Dakota National Bank
- Two Wheeler Dealer
- Borah Teamwear
- Williams Cycling
The Canton Cycling Classic and all Midwest Flyover Championship Cycling Series races are sanctioned by USA Cycling, which provides oversight for the Olympic training team and the majority of all cycling races in the USA.
Updated information is available on the 2014 Flyover website, and registration is available online at www.cantoncyclingclassic.org. Future sponsors or competitors may also contact Tim Putnam at 641-425-1960, and may follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover, or on their Facebook page.
YouTube Video of 2013 Canton Criterium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOo0qYVgdDs&feature=youtu.be