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Tour of Utah to Host Pedal Power Festival for Kids

Events sponsored by teamgive and Shimano
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SALT LAKE CITY - August 10, 2010 - The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, presented by Zions Bank, is proud to present three days of fun kids' events, known as the teamgive Pedal Power Festival, and Shimano Kids' Race on August 17, 20 and 21.

The kids events and bicycle festival are being held in conjunction with the week long Tour of Utah, a six-day, six-stage, 325-mile professional bicycle road race taking place along the Rocky Mountain's Wasatch Range. Besides watching the pro races with their parents, kids will be able to learn about bicycle safety, decorate and race bananas, have their faces painted, and "race" on a special courses designed just for them. All events are free.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
teamgive Pedal Power Festival
5 p.m.: East Parking Lot of Utah State Capitol
eBay Safety Course: Kids can bring their bikes and discover the rules of the road. They will learn about street signs and bike safety thanks to eBay. Each child will receive a prize courtesy of eBay.
50/50 BMX: Watch the pros do amazing tricks on a BMX ramp.
Rockwell Relay for KIDS: Kids will feel like pros as they compete in the Rockwell Relay specially designed for little ones. Each child will receive a Rockwell Racing "slap bracelet" for participating.
Associated Foods Tour of the Banana: Kids will decorate their own banana racer. Bananas are then raced down the Associated Foods racetrack (picture a Pinewood Derby with bananas!). Each child will receive a treat courtesy of Associated Foods.
Identity Badges: Courtesy of Siegfried & Jensen, badges look and feel like a driver's license.
Kids will be able to get their face painted or a temporary tattoo.
Come meet the Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees mascot, Bumble.
Friday, August 20, 2010
teamgive Pedal Power Festival
6:30 p.m.: Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele County Sheriff's Department Safety Check: Helmet and bike safety checks. Kids will be able to view the DARE vehicle and meet DARE officers. The Sheriff's Department will hand out coloring books.
eBay Safety Course: Kids can bring their bikes and discover the rules of the road. They will learn about street signs and bike safety thanks to eBay. Each child will receive a prize courtesy of eBay.
50/50 BMX: Watch the pros do amazing tricks on a BMX ramp.
Rockwell Relay for KIDS: Kids will feel like pros as they compete in the Rockwell Relay specially designed for little ones. Each child will receive a Rockwell Racing "slap bracelet" for participating.
Associated Foods Tour of the Banana: Kids will decorate their own banana racer. Bananas are then raced down the Associated Foods racetrack (picture a Pinewood Derby with bananas!). Each child will receive a treat courtesy of Associated Foods.
Identity Badges: Courtesy of Siegfried & Jensen, badges look and feel like a driver's license.
Kids will be able to get their face painted or a temporary tattoo.
Come meet the Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees mascot, Bumble.
Rockwell Relay for KIDS Schedule
5 & Under, 6:30 p.m., 1/2 lap
Ages 6-7, 6:40 p.m., 1 lap
Ages 8-9, 6:50 p.m., 3 laps
Ages 10-12, 7:10 p.m., 4 laps

Free prizes and medals for the first 250 registrants.

Saturday, August 21, 2010
Shimano Kids' Race and teamgive Pedal Power Festival
2:30 p.m.: Main Street & 7th Avenue in Park City

Due to limited space, pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please go to sportsbaseonline.com.

The Shimano Kids' Race presented by teamgive takes place on the lower block of the Criterium race course in Park City and precedes the Stage 4 pro race of the Tour of Utah presented by Heiden Davidson Orthopedics. Prizes are limited to the first 200 registrants. Check in will be in the Expo at 7th Avenue and Main Street, and all waivers must be handed in by 2:15 p.m., no exceptions.
Kids will be able to get their face painted or a temporary tattoo.
Come meet the Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees mascot, Bumble.
Shimano Kids' Race Schedule
5 & Under, 3:00 p.m., 1/2 lap
Ages 6-7, 3:10 p.m., 1 lap
Ages 8-9, 3:20 p.m., 3 laps
Ages 10-12, 3:40 p.m., 4 laps

Free prizes and medals for the first 2oo registrants.

For up-to-date information about these events, please visit www.tourofutah.com.

About the 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
Deemed "America's Toughest Stage Race," the 2010 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah presented by Zions Bank, is a six-day, six-stage, 325-mile professional bicycle road race with nearly 30,000 feet of climbing. The race takes place August 17-22, 2010 along the Rocky Mountain's Wasatch Range through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain. The Tour will attract 19 professional cycling teams totaling 144 cyclists competing for a cash/prize purse of $45,000. The 2010 Tour of Utah will be accompanied by a colorful, rolling festival celebration that will take place at the finish line. More than 30,000 spectators are expected to line the racecourse and attend the festivals in Ogden, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake City and Tooele, and 60,000-plus race fans are expected to follow online.

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Local Media Contact:
Linda Luchetti, Media Director, (801) 325-2570, lluchetti@lhm.com

National & International Media Contact:
Chip Smith, SOAR Communications, (801) 656-0472 x1 (wk) / (801) 597-7515 (cell), csmith@soarcomm.com

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