PR: HVVC race weekend July 19-20, 2003

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    PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Valley Velo Club are proud to announce the
    4th annual Poughkeepsie (NY) Race Weekend. The all new Downtown Poughkeepsie Criterium will be on
    July 19, 2003. The title sponsor for the criterium is Indotronix International (IIC) which is the
    Hudson Valley's premier IT services provider. IIC provides a vast array of IT services including:
    data center support, outsourcing, application integration, software development, website
    development, call centers, network management, and training. Based in Poughkeepsie, NY, IIC has over
    15 offices and 600 employees worldwide. IIC will be providing a "grand prize" for the event, a 36
    inch color television. Each race winner (except for the junior and kids races) will be entered into
    a drawing to select the winner of the Grand Prize, which will be selected at a post-race dinner at
    the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie. The all-you-can-eat dinner will be $10 if registered before July
    17 at www.bikereg.com or $12 after July 17.

    The criterium course, new for 2003, is a flat, 6 corner criterium in downtown Poughkeepsie, starting
    and finishing in front of the Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street. The course is designed to
    showcase the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Poughkeepsie. All USCF categories will be offered as
    well as Masters 30+, 40+ and 50+ and a junior 10-14 year old category. The races are part of the
    Masters Cycle Racing Association series, the Cycle Loft Women's Category 3 and 4 series, the Maxxis
    Upstate New York Cycling Cup and the Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Series.

    The Union Vale road race will be held on July 20, 2003. The race will be contested on the same roads
    as in previous years. The course features a 14 mile rolling loop with 3 varying climbs per lap,
    followed by a 1.4 mile grueling climb to a hilltop finish. All USCF categories are offered as well
    as masters 35+, 45+, and 55+. Racers will complete between 4 and 6 laps, depending on category. The
    races are part of the Masters Cycle Racing Association series and the Cycle Loft Women's Category 3
    and 4 series. Winners of the men's Pro 1/2 race, the category 3 men's race, the master's 35+ men's
    race and the women's
    1/2/3 race will receive Festina watches courtesy of Jaymark Jewelery.

    There will be a minimum of $4500 in prizes distributed throughout the weekend. For complete race and
    lodging information, see www.hvvc.org or call (845)
    2.1235, before 9pm. Races courses are: 1 ½ hours north of New York City, 1 ½ hour south of Albany,
    NY, 1 ½ hour west of Hartford, CT, 3 hours west of Boston, MA.
     
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