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Cherry-Roubaix Thanks Volunteers, Supporters of Racers, Spectators and Communities in Northern Michigan for Successful State Championship Road Race, Charity Ride & Events


With gratefulness to community members, volunteers, participants and sponsors, 4th Annual Cherry-Roubaix, presented August 12-14 by Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C. is pleased to announce 2011 results. Cherry-Roubaix series is a three-day weekend event including the Michigan State Championship Road Race. Find maps, video segments, photos, contact info, a downloadable media kit and Cherry-Roubaix details at http://www.cherry-roubaix.com .

Traverse City, MI, August 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- With gratefulness to community members, volunteers, participants and sponsors, 4th Annual Cherry-Roubaix, presented August 12-14 by Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C. is pleased to announce anticipated results of its 2011 event.

“In four short years, Cherry-Roubaix has grown from a one-day race to a three-day community effort that hosts four major events in three areas of northern Michigan,” shares Bob McLain, Cherry-Roubaix Co-founder and Race Director. “In addition to those four major events,” continues McLain, “the increasingly popular Kids Fun Ride and Cruiser Classic really make it easy for beginners of all ages to get involved and have a great time. I’m really proud of over 850 Cherry-Roubaix registrants of all levels who came out to be a part of 2011 Cherry-Roubaix. It’s also important to recognize that we couldn’t be this successful without the support of over 250 Cherry-Roubaix volunteers, presenting sponsor, Garan, Lucow, Miller P.C., dozens of ambitious sponsors at every stage of the event, and the enthusiasm of our northern Michigan businesses and communities.”

Ruth Bloomer, with Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, expressed great appreciation for supporters of the Charity Ride. "Munson Women's Cancer Fund needs on-going support like that provided by Cherry-Roubaix Charity Ride to make sure we can continue to help women in our community who are battling cancer. Contributions help provide such things as groceries, gas cards, utility payments and day care. Last year, we were able to give 116 grants totaling $40,000. When we combine the Cherry-Roubaix Charity Ride dollars raised in 2010 and 2011, it is well over $10,000. This is a wonderful show of support to the women and families in our communities who will be helped by Cherry-Roubaix Charity Ride contributors.”

General Manager Andy Weaver, of Blue Tractor and The Shed on Union Street in Old Town Traverse City, is already looking forward to 2012. “The business Cherry-Roubaix created for our restaurants was a real positive. We had a good day on Saturday during the Old Town events, and I was busy working with staff and the many guests inside our restaurants, so I didn’t personally catch much of the Cherry-Roubaix action. Those in Blue Tractor and The Shed seemed to be having a great time relaxing over food and drinks, and we’re excited to share our menu with Cherry-Roubaix participants and spectators in the future.”

Cherry-Roubaix Old Town Crit and State Championship Road Race results are available online at www.cherry-roubaix.com. Some 2011 Cherry-Roubaix highlights include:

· Charity Ride, Saturday, August 13 to benefit Munson Women’s Cancer Fund raised $6,410.

· Downtown Sprints, Friday, August 12 Top finishers in OPEN CLASS:
Men
1. Ben Renkma
2. Jason Hess
Women
1. Susan Vigland
2. Eva Rodanski

· Downtown Sprints, Friday, August 12 Top finisher in FIXED GEAR CATEGORY:
1. Brian Crosby

· Downtown Sprints, Friday, August 12 Top finishers in JUNIOR CATEGORY:
1. Jordan Newstead
2. Ian Durand

· Old Town Criterium, Saturday, August 13 Top finishers in PRO CATEGORY:
Men
1. Derek Witte - Bissel
2. Paul Martin – Panther
3. Ben Renkma – Z-motion
Women
1. Amy Stauffer – Priority Health
2. Lauri Brockmiller – Hagerty
3. Johanna Schmidt - Einstein

· State Championship Road Race, Sunday, August 14 Top finishers in PRO CATEGORY:
Men
1. Chris Fisher – Priority Health
Women
1. Amy Stauffer – Priority Health

The 5th Annual Cherry-Roubaix will take place in August 2012. Expect online registration for the 2012 event to open in May 2012 at www.cherry-roubaix.com. To stay informed or get involved as a 2012 participant or volunteer, visit the Cherry-Roubaix web site at www.cherry-roubaix.com. To ask questions about sponsorship and specific areas of interest, contact Cherry-Roubaix at info@cherry-roubaix.com.

Cherry-Roubaix series is a three-day weekend event. The 2011 Michigan State Road Race Championship was held on Sunday, August 14. The championship course began and ended downtown Cedar in Leelanau County.

The 2011 weekend began with evening Sprints on Friday, August 12 at Traverse City’s Friday Night Live, and the excitement continued on Saturday, August 13 with a rip-roaring full day of cycling. Early morning cyclists of all levels participated in the Cherry-Roubaix Charity Ride to Benefit Munson Women’s Cancer Fund followed by the high-energy Cherry-Roubaix Old Town Criterium. The criterium thrilled spectators as racers exploded into a one-mile course through the streets of Traverse City. Simultaneously with the Old Town Crit, the Kids Fun Ride and Cruiser Classic mixed up the action for all to enjoy.

The weekend concluded in Leelanau County on Sunday, August 14 at the launch of the 2011 Michigan State Road Race Championship, the demanding race to determine the best of the best in Michigan. Hills and turns of the old 1980’s State Road Race course unforgivingly challenged and tested racers from around the state. Three days of Cherry-Roubaix events across the resort landscape of the Traverse City area satisfied cycling fans of all ages, from families looking for a fun, northern Michigan getaway to die-hard professional and amateur racers seeking incredible races in a supportive cycling community.

Find maps, video segments, photos, registration info, a downloadable media kit and Cherry-Roubaix details at http://www.cherry-roubaix.com . For more photos and to be a part of the Cherry-Roubaix conversation, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cherryroubaix.

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Wendy Nienhouse
231-590-6169
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