Champion System Partners with Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks Bicycle Event

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – Champion System has signed as a partner with Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks for the September 27-29 cycling festival in Lake George. As a global leader in custom technical apparel, the company will be the official title sponsor for the Champion System Hill Climb Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Lake George. Champion System will create custom jerseys that will be awarded to top finishers in the timed races, and provide commemorative jerseys for all participants of the Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks to purchase.

The Champion System Hill Climb Challenge is a competitive, timed, closed-course individual time trial that starts at the base of Prospect Mountain in Lake George. The climb is 5.5 miles in length and covers 1,457 vertical feet of elevation gain. There will be 14 timed categories for men and women, with specific age groups starting at 15 years and older. The top rider in each category will receive one custom Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks jersey from Champion System, which will be presented at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the event.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this event, an event which truly showcases a beautiful region of the U.S.,” said Charlie Issendorf, vice-president, Champion System. “We created a unique and original jersey design that truly showcases our digital sublimation capabilities where virtually any design is possible.” Champion System was founded in 2005 and creates distinctive and stylish garments that are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.

The custom jerseys for Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks are manufactured with an exclusive Champion System Tech fabric that provides wicking properties and 100% permanent UV protection. The jerseys feature a colorful graphic to reflect the fall season when the ride will be held, and the event tag line on the back “Why Fondo when you can Randonnée”. All jerseys provide a tapered collar and breathable side panels. Champion System debuted its cutting-edge technology at this year’s Tour de France. Team Lampre-Merida wore the Champion System Cooling Jacket and the Carbon Speed Suit for the Stage 4 Team Time Trial.

Saturday, Sept. 28 schedule for Champion System Hill Climb Challenge:

2pm Spectator shuttles begin running for Champion System Hill Climb Challenge

3pm Champion System Hill Climb Challenge starts (1 minute intervals)

4pm Bluz House Rockers begins performing on Shepard Park stage

Hot air balloon display opens in Battlefield Park

5pm Jonathan Newell Band begins performing on Randonnée Stage

6:30pm Champion System Hill Climb Challenge ends

Out of Control Rhythm and Blues begins performing on Shepard Park stage

7:30pm Champion System Hill Climb Challenge awards on Randonnée Stage in Blais Park

Registration for the Champion System Hill Climb Challenge is $40 until July 31 and $45 from August 1-September 26; add $5 for on-site registration. For those wanting to participate in more than one cycling event during the weekend, organizers are offering a $25 discount off a combination registration fee. On Sunday, the Randonnée Cycliste Adirondacks will feature 50-mile and 100-mile bike rides. Regular registration is $100 for the 50-mile ride and $110 for the 100-mile ride before July 31. For the combination discount, the Champion System Hill Climb Challenge on Saturday and the 50-mile ride on Sunday will cost $115 before July 31; the hill climb and 100-mile ride combination will cost $125 before July 31.

Additional activities for the entire family include the Lake George Festival of the Lake for just $10 per person. Casino games, a craft vendor expo, carnival rides, a Kid’s Zone and much more are all part of the fun in Lake George for the final weekend in September.

For all registration information for the cycling festival, links for local accommodations, and ride information, visit www.lakegeorgerando.com. You can also like the event on Facebook and follow it on Twitter (@RandoCycliste).

About Medalist Sports

Medalist Sports, LLC is an international, full-service, sports management and production company. An industry leader, Medalist Sports specializes in the successful planning, promotion and management of special events, ranging from professional competitions to amateur experiences, to cause-related/ fundraising events. Members of our staff and management team are proud to have been involved with and helped manage such events and properties as Tour DuPont, Tour of China, Tour de Georgia, Amgen Tour of California, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Tour of Missouri, LIVESTRONG Challenge, Tour de Pink, Tour of Alberta, USA Cycling Professional Championships, the Tour of Hope, The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (North Central Alabama) and the Goodwill Games (New York City, Brisbane Australia and Lake Placid). www.medalistsports.com.

About Lake George, N.Y.

The Lake George Area is the southern gateway to the Adirondack Region. This area showcases an unforgettable collaboration of mountain air, hometown flair, unparalleled wilderness, and America’s cleanest bodies of water. This four-season destination boasts over 300 lodging properties ranging from family friendly suites and rustic cottages to lakeside B & Bs and gracious hotels. Outdoor lovers may prefer one of over 40 campgrounds, each in its own unique setting, including family friendly campsites, full service RV parks, and island sites. Over 300 eateries offer everything from lakeside dining and sumptuous buffets to picnic lunch fare and regional favorites. The Warren County Tourism Department is located at 1340 State Route 9, Municipal Center, Lake George, NY 12845. Contact by phone at 518-761-7653. Visit the website at www.VisitLakeGeorge.com. Join the community on Facebook and YouTube.

About Champion System

Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world's top athletes has been the key to Champion System's success. Its distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels. Champion System's goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and be known for its commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. It has revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry. Follow Champion System on facebook (championsystem) and twitter (@ champion_system).

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