American Bicycle Group, parent company of Litespeed Bicycles, has announced final staff and event assignments for the upcoming USA Pro Cycling National Championships to be held in Chattanooga. The company is the official bike sponsor for several of the events including Saturday's Cycling for Miracles Charity Ride – to benefit Children’s Hospital at Erlanger – as well as the Time Trial event, and both Men's and Women's Road Races on Monday.
The weekend event will feature an array of nationally recognized professional cycling teams and host a worldwide audience via Tour Tracker, Universal Sports, NBC Sports, and a raft of social media including @Litespeed_Bike and @USACycling with hashtag #USPRO. Litespeed staff and representatives will be located at all events including the main expo.
“We couldn't be more excited.” said Peter Hurley, CEO of American Bicycle Group. “We love building bikes, of course, and we love Chattanooga but, above all; our entire staff are cycling enthusiasts and, frankly, fanatics. Throughout the weekend, you'll see my team participating in the charity ride, holding down the booth at the expo, and offering a chance to demo our newest bikes. With so much going on, we have a lot of ground to cover but, without a doubt, we've got all hands on deck.”
The weekend will also offer local cycling fans ample opportunity to catch the action as the course will cross the Market Street and Veterans Bridge each lap, allowing spectators to see the riders cross through the start/finish line in downtown Chattanooga multiple times during both the Men's and Women's races on Monday. In addition, the surrounding downtown area will include local food and beverage vendors, displays from Volkswagen and Litespeed, and a fun, family atmosphere.
“You know,” said Mr. Hurley, “Litespeed bikes are shipped to every part of the world but it's really a joy to have the cycling community's best teams and elite athletes visit us right here in our very own city. It's a big weekend for Litespeed, but it's an even bigger stage for Chattanooga. So, come on down and join us!”