GT Bicycles Unveils the Fastest Trophy in Mountain BikingBethel, Conn. – December 17, 2008 − GT Bicycles is proud to announce the launch of
the GT Golden Race Series. Starting in April 2009, amateur riders worldwide can
compete for the fastest trophy ever: the GT Golden Bike. Racers will have a chance to
compete in 21 officially sanctioned Golden Bike Races and take home a limited edition
GT Golden Bike.
“The idea is simple: the only way to get the Golden Bike is to crush the competition,”
said Jenni Cathcart, Director of Marketing for GT Bicycles. “Win the race and you’ll go
home with the Golden Bike − not to mention the glory that goes along with it. There is no
silver or bronze in this race…it’s all about the gold!”
The Golden Bike, which just so happens to be the fastest trail-legal bike GT has ever
made, is available in three models. Hardtail enthusiasts will go wild for GT’s iconic
Zaskar. Full suspension riders can win either the Marathon, GT’s lightest full suspension
ever, or the burly Force with 6” of travel. All three models feature a golden monocoque
carbon fiber frame and top-of-the-line XTR components. They’re light. They’re fast. And
most importantly, they’re not for sale.
One note: the Golden Bike isn’t for pros. Any rider who gets paid to race, got their bike
from a sponsor or holds a professional cycling license is not eligible for the Golden Bike.
And sorry, but all racers must be 18 years of age.
While GT is encouraging racers to compete in as many races as they’d like, they can
only win one Golden Bike. Race information, rules and more will be featured on
www.GTisGolden.com starting January 30th, 2009. And as always, you can learn about
everything GT at www.gtbicycles.com.
The GT Golden Race Series kicks off on April 4th, 2009 in Australia and ends in October
in Japan. Along the way, the series will make stops in Germany, New Zealand and
South Africa − just to name a few. The complete Golden Bike Series is as follows:
Canberra, Australia 4/4/09 24 Hour Enduro
Ontario, Canada 4/19/09 Paris to Ancaster Bike Race
Faro - Algarve, Portugal 4/25/09 Maratona D'alte
Solothurn, Switzerland 5/10/09 Bike Days/Racer Bikes Cup
Daejun City, South Korea 5/16/09 Samchuly Bicycle National MTB Championship
L'esquirol, Spain 5/24/09 17a Cabrerès BTT
FongShan Reservoir, Taiwan 6/13/09 FongShan Reservior Cross Country
Willingen, Germany 6/13/09 Bike Festival in Willingen Ledbury
(Herefordshire), UK 6/20/09 Mountain Mayhem
Maribor, Slovenia 6/21/09 Nissan UCI WC race
Villabassa, Italy 7/12/09 Sudtirol Dolomiti Superbike
Eger, Hungary 8/2/09 BÜKK MARATON XC race
Oppdal, Norway 8/8/09 SykkelEner'n
Sopo, Cundinamarca, Colombia 8/18/09 Andean Cross Country Open
Jedovnice, Czech Republic 9/12/09 GT Zaskar 2009
Joulemae, Estonia 9/12/09 Elion Cup
Otaki, Japan 9/20/09 Try Bike
Frejus, France 10/1/09 Roc d’Azur
Rototura, New Zealand 10/3/09 Whaka 100 in Rotorua
Parys, South Africa 10/10/09 The Ride Mag Crater Cruise
Pueblo Eden, Uruguay 10/18/09 AventuraGT
Images, spec information, logos and other media materials are available for download at
the GT media site: http://www.gtbicycles.com/int/eng/media_press
GT Bicycles is part of the Cannondale Sports Group Division of Dorel Industries (TSX:
About GT Bicycles
Built on its race-proven performance products, GT Bicycles has been designing
technologically advanced bikes in the road, mountain and BMX categories since 1973.
For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit www.gtbicycles.com.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle
company. Established in 1962, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to
safety, quality and value. The Company’s lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in
both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. Dorel’s
powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bébé
Confort in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and SUGOI in
Recreational/Leisure. Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of
furniture products, both domestically produced and imported. Dorel is a $2 billion
company with 4600 employees, facilities in seventeen countries, and sales worldwide.
GT Golden Race Series Site Info
Winner of Taiwan's GT Golden Race Series 2009
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Golden XTR crank!!!