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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

2006 Mens Elite Pro 1/2/Espoirs Winners
From left: Eric Wohlberg, Ben Jacques Maynes, Jackson Stewart

Here is the press release that I wrote for the SugarCRM Cat's Hill Classic.

April 6, 2007 - Los Gatos, California

The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club is happy to welcome SugarCRM as the Title Sponsor for the 2007 SugarCRM Cat’s Hill Classic bicycle race. SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM,, offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs.

SugarCRM Cat’s Hill Classic bicycle race will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2007. This annual race in beautiful Los Gatos, California, is legendary for the brutal climb up Nicholson Avenue. The Pro/1/2/U23 race will start at 12:45 pm this year, racing the demanding one-mile course, climbing the merciless Cat’s Hill for one and a half hours. The Women’s 1/2/3 category will start at 2:20 pm, challenging the Cat’s Hill for an hour of lung-searing laps. The 23% grade of Cat’s Hill is daunting to elite riders as well as amateurs.

The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, named the number one amateur cycling club in the USA, has presented the Cat's Hill Classic bicycle race continuously since 1974. The SugarCRM Cat's Hill Classic, totally a volunteer project of the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, is one of the oldest grass roots cycling races in the US.

SugarCRM Cat’s Hill Classic is for children, too. The Kid’s Fun Race will be divided into two age groups: Ages 6 and younger, and Ages 7 through 9 years. The kids will get the thrill of crossing the Official Finish Line on Tait and Nicholson Avenues, with applause and official race announcements. All participants will receive first place “gold” medals in this fun race. Registration for the Kid’s Race is from 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon. Parents will register their children at the Registration Area behind the Announcer’s Stand at the Start/Finish Line on the corner of Tait and Nicholson Avenues. Registration is free and kids will receive a race number. Parents must sign a liability waiver.

Go Green for 2007 and ride your bike to the race. The Cat’s Hill Classic committee has arranged for the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to provide free, secure bicycle parking, located at the corner of Tait and Bachmann Avenues. The SVBC,, provides secure bike parking for many local events in the South Bay Area.

The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club has selected the Alex Smith Foundation and the Los Gatos Skateboard Park as the designated charities for 2007. The Alex Smith Foundation was established by Los Gatos resident and 49er quarterback Alex Smith to help foster care youth transition into adulthood. The Alex Smith Foundation will concentrate on developing and promoting programs in six basic areas: Mentoring, Education, Housing, Internships, Jobs and Advocacy. The Los Gatos Skatepark is a combined effort of the Los Gatos Fundraising Committee, Town of Los Gatos, City of Monte Sereno and those living, working and owning businesses within these communities. Their common goal is to provide a safe, easily accessible skateboarding facility for the youth of these communities.

The SugarCRM Cat's Hill Classic is held under USA Cycling (USAC) permit 2007-696, and is part of the prestigious Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Race Series (LAJORS), the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) Premier Series and the NCNCA Junior Point Series.

For all registration information, race information and directions, please visit the race website at

And..... Want to help with the SugarCRM Cat's Hill Classic? We invite you to use our signup system on You may help by signing up for jobs such as Course Marshal, Photographer, or even working at the Start/Finish line! We hope to see you there, joining our volunteer team. Thanks very much from all members of the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club.

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  • That race is almost as old as the Tour de La!

    By Blogger randy_in_n.o., At 11:12 AM  

  • do you know what happened to Levi's site?

    By Anonymous Isabella, At 5:35 AM  

  • Hmm - I didn't even know Levi's site was down. I'll try to find out....

    By Blogger velogal, At 7:33 AM  

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