This year it will be a 2015 Cannondale CAAD 10 105 with a retail value of $1680.
The bike will be given away at the end of the awards celebration and prize giveaway. In 2014, the giveaways at the each race were valued at $7500 .
"We love being able to make great prizes available to the athletes on race day," explains Patty Swedberg, Race Director of Raise the Bar's Events. "Our Sponsors have shown such incredible generosity to the athletes over the history of this event. The prizes help create an energy and anticipation that celebrates the months of hard work the athletes have put in to have a successful finish. "
Athletes pass the time between their finish and the celebration feasting on a hot pancake breakfast served near the finish line - which has an energy all its own thanks largely to the song stylings and disturbingly creative commentary of race announcer, Brian Hope.
You can expect other prize giveaways from Garmin, Shimano, Profile-Design, and a long list of local sponsors. Check the website for updates.
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