Cherry-Roubaix Raises $10,137 to Benefit Munson Women’s Cancer Fund and Satisfies Racers, Spectators and Northern Michigan Community

Traverse City, MI, August 21, 2012 --( 5th Annual Cherry-Roubaix, presented August 10-12 by Garan, Lucow, Miller, P.C. is pleased and grateful to community members, volunteers, participants and sponsors for its successful event. Nearly 1,000 registrant opportunities, hundreds of participants audience members and delighted community friends banked another memorable event. Cherry-Roubaix now announces anticipated results of its 2012 event at with a few highlights here:

Charity Ride, Saturday, August 11 to benefit Munson Women’s Cancer Fund raised $10,137.

Old Town Criterium, Saturday, August 11 Results:
Top finishers in Pro Category:
1. Ben Renkema – Athletix Global Bike
2. Rudy Peterson - Borah
3. Robert Foshag – Lathrop Industries Giant Bicycles
1. Mackenzie Woodring – Einstein
2. Amy Stauffer – Priority Health
3. Kristen Meshberg - Spidermonkey

State Championship Road Race, Sunday, August 12 Results:
Top finishers in Pro Category
1. Sven Baumann – Wolverine/
2. Mac Brennan – Bissell Pro
3. Adam York – MCG p/b
1. Mackenzie Woodring – Einstein
2. Johanna Schmidt – Einstein
3. Susan Vigland - Hagerty

All additional 2012 Cherry-Roubaix race results for the Old Mission Prologue Time Trials are posted at, Old Town Crit results are posted at, and State Championship Road Race results are posted at

6th Annual Cherry-Roubaix will take place in summer 2013. Expect online registration for the 2013 event to open in May 2012 at To learn more or get involved, contact Cherry-Roubaix at

Cherry-Roubaix series is a three-day weekend event. The State Championship Road Race took place Sunday, August 12. The championship course start/finish was high atop Sugarloaf Resort in Cedar, Michigan.

The weekend thrilled from the start as Old Mission Peninsula Time Trials delighted spectators and challenged Cherry-Roubaix competitors on Friday, August 10. Excitement continued on August 11 with Saturday’s full day of competitive cycling that kicked into gear with the morning Cherry-Roubaix Charity Ride to benefit Munson Healthcare Women’s Cancer Fund for cyclists of all levels. Following the benefit ride, the Cherry-Roubaix Old Town Criterium launched into high-energy action, where spectators and racers felt engaged in the incredible speed of athletes careening around cobblestone corners on a one mile course through the streets of Traverse City. Additional events including the Kids Ride and fun, unpredictable Cruiser Classic ensured all Cherry-Roubaix participants and audiences received the satisfaction they expected.

Sealing the weekend, on Sunday, August 12, the Michigan State Road Race Championship featured the most challenging course in Michigan across gorgeous Leelanau County. This demanding race has earned its stripes as the most rigorous road race in the state, and as a result determined Michigan’s best of the best. Hills and turns of the of the old 1980’s State Road Race course are unforgiving and tested racers from around the state.

From a world-class resort landscape to simple blue skies and fresh water, Cherry-Roubaix annually delivers an event for professional and amateur racers, cycling enthusiasts, volunteers and fans of all ages. Destination: Cherry-Roubaix. Put your hands up.

Find maps, a downloadable media kit and Cherry-Roubaix information at or call John Sohacki, Event Director at 231-342-2003, email
Wendy Nienhouse