Morgantown, West Virginia - The Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association is pleased to announce that the Appalachian Time Trial bicycle race, scheduled for September 30, 2012, has been selected as part of a time trial series specifically for Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warriors are United States Armed Forces veterans and active-duty service-members who have been wounded in the line of duty. Many of the athletes who are Wounded Warriors compete by using hand-cycles, recumbent bikes, or road bikes modified to accommodate their specific injury.
"It is a great honor that we were awarded to host the finale round of the Wounded Warriors Time Trial Series, which will make a great addition to our existing event," said J.R. Petsko, promoter of the Appalachian Time Trial bicycle race .
"Being granted this honor is a testament to the hard work everybody put into our inaugural race in 2010 and year number two in 2011.
There is no entry fee required for Wounded Warriors to register for the event.
A time trial is a unique discipline whereby cyclists race against the clock for the best time. Rather than a mass start, individual competitors take off from the start line in 30-second or 1-minute increments. As with last year, the Appalachian Time Trial will take place on a course that begins in downtown Rowlesburg and will head out of town on Route 72 for 8 miles before turning around and heading back into town again.
About 150 bike racers and spectators, came to the Appalachian Time Trial on Last year. In post-race surveys, racers cited the friendliness of the people and natural beauty of the area as reasons to come back and visit. The time trial course itself also received praise, drawing comparisons to time trials in Europe. The race also provided a small economic benefit the promoter hopes will grow in future years. According to survey results, participants and friends spent a little over $5,000 on food, merchandise, and lodging in surrounding area over race weekend.
As with other Appalachian Bicycle Racing Association events, the promoter is working closely with local officials, including the Tim Weaver and the Mayors office.
Those interested in co-sponsoring the event or volunteering should contact J.R. Petsko by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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