Seattle, WA – August 5th, 2011 – Low Pressure Promotions, LLC of Seattle, WA released the details to StarCrossed presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI today, with an event date confirmed for Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. Registration opens Monday August 8th, 2011 on BikeReg.com.
“We are extremely excited to celebrate the 10th edition of StarCrossed with the help and support of our title sponsor, Stanley, a brand of PMI,” said Low Pressure Promotions co-founder Terry Buchanan. “This year, there are so many new twists as StarCrossed moves from it’s original venue to the premiere Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah to kick off a weekend of racing at the same venue.”
Stanley’s involvement with Low Pressure Promotions has been plentiful in the last few years, with title sponsor support for StarCrossed in 2010 and 2011, as well as support at the 2010 Singlespeed World Championships, and the local MFG Cyclocross series in Seattle. Additionally, Stanley, a brand of PMI has been a long-standing supporter of cyclocross in general with support for the US Gran Prix, US Cyclocross National Championships, and the Stanley Cycling Team in Seattle.
“We are proud to be involved in Starcrossed again this year. Seattle is our hometown and we love the Seattle cross community. We look forward to this event each year and are especially excited to be able to help bring the Stanley sponsored fly-over course feature. Missing from recent Stacrossed races, but always a crowd favorite, we are thrilled to bring this element back. We know it’ll make for great racing and can’t wait to be a part of it,” commented JoAnne Anderson, Senior Marketing Manager for Stanley, a brand of PMI.
Introducing their new Carbonated Drink Bottle at Starcrossed, Stanley is also partnering with Low Pressure Promotions and Deschutes in creating a “Stanley Beer Line” where event goers can purchase limited edition Starcrossed/ Stanley/ Deschutes 32oz Carbonated Drink Bottles for $20 or 16oz Travel Mugs for $10. All products will be filled with Deschutes beer as part of their purchase.
“Stanley’s support has allowed us to continue to bring world-class riders to our event,” said Low Pressure Promotions co-founder Zac Daab. “This year, we are happy to announce the participation of the two-time World Cyclocross Champion Bart Wellens of Belgium, his teammate Rob Peeters of the Telenet Fidea Cycling Team, as well as a host of other European riders such as France’s National Cyclocross women’s champion Caroline Mani, Czech National Cyclocross women’s champion Katarina Nash, and two-time US National Cyclocross champion Ryan Trebon.”
StarCrossed X will open the on-course Deschutes Beer Garden at noon, and Deschutes Brewery will serve beer from their good times on wheels mobile bar, Woody. The Deschutes Beer Garden is strategically placed next to the race course, and will provide spectators a front row seat as racers navigate their way over the Stanley fly-over.
StarCrossed has field limits for each racing category and traditionally sells out prior to the event. Racers can sign up for the 2011 edition beginning August 8th on BikeReg.com. The 2011 edition of StarCrossed is presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI, amplified by Raleigh Bicycles, and supported by Shimano and Pro Components, and Rapha-Focus, and Lazer Helmets.
StarCrossed presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI is part of the international cyclocross series, Cross After Dark (CxAD). Cross After Dark comes to StarCrossed on September 17th after kicking off in Las Vegas at CrossVegas on September 14th. International level cyclocross will continue in Seattle on Sunday the day after StarCrossed at the newly formed Rapha-Focus Gran Prix, also at Lake Sammamish State Park.
The tentative race day schedule for StarCrossed includes:
11:45 am: Master’s Women 35+; Women’s Category 3 and 4
Noon: Deschutes Beer Garden Opens
12:30 pm: Men’s Category 4; Men’s Master’s 35+ Cat 4
1:30 pm: Raleigh Bicycles Singlespeed race; Master’s Men 35+ Category 3
2:30 pm: Master’s Men 30+ Category 1 and 2
3:30 pm: Cascade Bicycle Studio Category 3
4:30 pm: Shimano UCI Elite Women
5:30 pm: Shimano UCI Elite Men
7:00 pm: Singlespeed Eliminator Shootout
For more information on StarCrossed: www.starcrossedcx.com