NEW YORK, NY April 2, 2009 – The kind folks at Cyclocross Magazine (http://cxmagazine.com) and Schwinn (http://www.schwinnbike.com/) have come together to generously support the Ronde van Vlaanderen Viewing Party to benefit our CRCA Junior Development Program with the donation of a race-ready $1299 Schwinn Fastback CX cyclocross bike!

Cyclocross Magazine is dedicated to helping grow the sport of cyclocross. As part of that mission, they want to help youth that otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience the joy and thrill of the sport. Schwinn has long been on a mission to get more people of all ages and incomes on bikes, and offers a wide variety of bikes for cyclists of all abilities, from top racers to children. With similar missions to CRCA’s junior development program, the two organizations have teamed up to donate the 2009 Fastback CX that was reviewed in Cyclocross Magazine to help our youth try cyclocross. Starting this season, the bike will be available for racing and training for one of CRCA’s lucky youth. Look for the unmistakable mint-green bike and lucky rider to show up at your local ‘cross race and ring your cowbell.

The Schwinn Fastback CX:

A luck CRCA junior will race this Schwinn Fastback CX

A luck CRCA junior will race this Schwinn Fastback CX

The Fastback CX comes complete with a Super Butted N’Litened Gold Label Aluminum Cyclocross Frame, a Black Label CX Carbon Fiber Cyclocross Fork, and is dressed with a Shimano 105/Tiagra drivetrain, Kore Race cockpit, Truvativ Elita Cross crankset, and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires.

For more info on the Schwinn Fastback CX:

http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/Products/Road/Road-Specialty/Details/920-S8FASC-Fastback-CX

About Cyclocross Magazine:

Cyclocross Magazine is the premier print magazine, website, and online community for all things cyclocross. With a content-packed print magazine featuring pro interviews, product reviews, behind-the-scenes looks at races and teams, training tips, and a whole bunch of counter-culture ‘cross features, there’s something for everyone. The magazine is complimented by their website which features race results and reports, all the latest ‘cross news, and an active and helpful online community.

For more info on Cyclocross Magazine:

http://cxmagazine.com and http://cowbell.cxmagazine.com

About the Party:

On Sunday, April 5th at 5PM, come out to support the CRCA Junior Development Program and enjoy the company of fellow members of the NYC cycling community as we watch the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) at BXL Café on west 43rd (b/t 6th and Broadway).

The event will run until 7PM, and offers for the night will include drink specials, courtesy of BXL and other event sponsors, a steady steam of prize raffles, as well as pre-recorded coverage of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 throughout the event and all money raised will go directly to the CRCA Junior Development Program. Wafels and Dinges will be parked outside of BXL Café, offering a “Special Ronde Edition” waffle for guests to enjoy.

Presenting partners for this event include: Bicycling Magazine, Visit Flanders, Rapha, and BXL Café, CX Magazine, and Schwinn.

Raffle prize sponsors for this event include: NYC Velo, Rapha, Sportique, Echappe Equipment, David Jordan Coaching, Wafels & Dinges, Univest Gran Prix Ciclosportif 100km, Velo Classic Tours, and Bell’s Bikes (Philadelphia)

For additional information, contact: [email protected] or visit http://www.crca.net/2009/03/ronde-van-valaanderen-at-bxl-cafe/