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Professional Freeskiers and GoPro Unite to Cycle-for-a-Cause Charity

Professional Freeskiiers take no rest during their off season before the snow falls and hit the roads of West Coast, U.S.A. on bikes from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA for Cycling For a Cause.
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Half Moon Bay, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2009) – Professional Freeskiiers take no rest during their off season before the snow falls and hit the roads of West Coast, U.S.A. on bikes from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA for Cycling For a Cause.

The 1200 mile charity bike ride, sponsored by GoPro, the world's leading manufacturer of wearable digital cameras for sports, was established to raise money and awareness for fallen or injured individuals in the freeskiing community. The riders are on schedule to pass through the local Bay Area, Monday, Oct. 19.

Cycling For the Cause was fueled by fellow professional Freeskiier and BASE jumper, Max Kuszaj who has been greatly affected by the serious spinal cord injury of ski cinematographer, Riley Poor and the recent deaths of professional Freeskiier, Billy Poole and industry icon, Shane McConkey.

Kuszaj helped organize the charity ride to raise money for organizations instilled in the honor of these extreme athletes. All donations will be evenly distributed to the Billy Poole Ski Foundation, which benefits the Local Boys and Girls Clubs of Salt Lake City, the Shane McConkey Fund in lieu of the Make a Wish Foundation, and the NTAF Spinal Cord Injury Fund in honor of Riley Poor.

GoPro, one of several sponsors, is excited for the cycling tour crew, comprised of several professional athletes including, Pep Fujas, Julian Carr, Cody Barnhill, Jesse Hall, Suzanne Graham, Peter Olenick, Simon Dumont, Jackie Paaso, Chris Ernst, and JT Holmes, to pass through the Bay Area and hopes to encourage regional support for the cause: monetarily, morally or physically- jump in and join the group; donations are not required, but suggested for participation.

“We're proud of Max and the other riders for getting out of their "comfort zone" of extreme skiing and base jumping to wear some spandex and cycle all the way down the west coast,” said Justin Wilkenfeld, GoPro's director of customer satisfaction. “It's refreshing to see these top athletes living the dream giving back to such great causes and GoPro is happy to support them.”

For more information about the route, how to donate, read blogs and to see the photos captured by the crew's GoPro helmet cameras from their Northwest coast beginnings, please visit: www.CycleforaCause.com

About GoPro
GoPro is the world's leading manufacturer of ultra-convenient wearable and gear mountable digital cameras. Its markets include outdoor sports and motorsports. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture images and video during their favorite activities. Its products include the patented HERO line of shockproof/waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices. For more information, please visit www.gopro.com.

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