Race Across America Powered By Trane Speeds Through West Virginia
TYLER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Race Across America Powered by Trane (RAAM) – the world’s toughest and longest-running cycling race –crosses through West Virginia. Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR ) , is commemorating its 100th anniversary by aligning its reputation for unstoppable reliability with the world's most unstoppable athletes as RAAM’s first-ever presenting sponsor.
PHOTO CAPTION: Attendees and fans cheer as racers from team Flying Frenchies of France start the 3,000 mile Race Across America Powered by Trane, on Saturday, June, 15, 2013 in Oceanside, Calif. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Invision for Trane/AP Images)
In a 3,000-mile journey beginning in Oceanside, Calif., the cyclists will have completed more than 2,500 miles as they pass through Time Stations near Charleston, W.Va., Clarksburg, W. Va. Both cycling teams and solo riders will trek through the state as they make their dash to the finish in Annapolis, Md.
Traveling alongside the more than 300 cyclists, Trane’s Endurance Team is partnering with local RAAM volunteers to cheer on the racers and deliver exciting Trane gear to spectators and fans.
For a chance to win exciting Trane prizes of your own, visit Facebook.com/Trane and enter the “100 Years, 100 Prizes” sweepstakes.
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR ) , advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or trane.com.
RAAM and SOUL EVENTS are world leaders in the sport of endurance bicycle racing. The team is responsible for the Race Across America (RAAM), the world’s premier ultra-endurance bicycle race, a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race across the USA, as well as the Race Across the West (RAW), an 860-mile race across the Western US, the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series, and the 6-12-24 Hour Endurance Time Trail World Championships. In addition, they offer seminars on endurance bicycle racing and sanction endurance races worldwide. For information, visit www.raceacrossamerica.org.
Shannon Dickey, 612-375-8524
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