Evening event to feature road cycling World Cup champion, Katheryn Curi Mattis, and Bissell Pro Cycling Team members, Andy Jacques‐Maynes and Eric Wohlberg Pros to offer racing tips to give Classic participants competitive edge and preview their Amgen Tour of California participation
SAN JOSE, CALIF., - Sports Basement will host a special San Jose Cycling Classic
evening, 6‐8 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 1177 Kern Ave., in Sunnyvale.
The event will feature Katheryn Curi Mattis, a member of the Webcor Builders Women's Professional Cycling Team. Mattis will be on hand to share training tips as well as San Jose Cycling Classic race day advice. One of only three women in the world to have ever won a road cycling World Cup (1st Place in the Geelong World Cup), Mattis also will share her observations from more than a decade of racing.
In addition, members of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team will discussing their race experiences and offer tips for those in attendance. They include Eric Wohlberg, Bissell Pro Cycling team director and three‐time Olympian, as well as Andy Jacques‐Maynes. Bissell Pro Cycling Team is competing in the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, coming to San Jose 10 a.m.‐noon, Tuesday, February 17, for the Tour's Stage 3 Start.
The evening will also include an overview of the San Jose Cycling Classic, refreshments and special discounts throughout the store.
Produced in anticipation of the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, the San Jose Cycling Classic will be held February 14‐21, 2009 throughout San Jose. This is a multi‐pronged event encompassing professional, amateur and community cycling activities, including the King of the Mountain Time Trail Race and Ride sponsored by Mattson Technology, the CEO Challenge powered by SunPower and The Criterium built by WEBCOR. Other activities include a Cycling Film Night, a GET BACK ON YOUR BIKE! presentation and BIKE SHOW: A Celebration Of Cycle Art & Culture art exhibition. It is expected to attract more than 1,000 cycling athletes, 20,000 spectators and cycling‐related exhibitors.
Funds raised from the San Jose Cycling Classic events will support health, fitness and cycling. Beneficiaries include the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Fit for Learning, an initiative-provided by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in cooperation with Healthy Silicon Valley-that will increase physical activity and encourage healthy nutrition among elementary school students in Santa Clara County. In addition, the San Jose Cycling Classic provides a platform to raise awareness about green mobility and the San Jose Green Vision.
For more information about the San Jose Cycling Classic, please visit, www.sanjosecyclingclassic.com
ABOUT SPORTS BASEMENT
Sports Basement Inc. is a community‐focused retailer of outdoor and sports apparel and gear.
With locations in Sunnyvale, San Francisco and Walnut Creek, Sports Basement offers over 200
brands for run, tri, camp, cycle, swim, team, snow and much more. With everyday low prices
that average 10% to 40% off retail, the Sports Basement is proud to work in the community
promoting a healthy mind and body through an active lifestyle that is affordable. Working with
partners such as the City of San Jose, Team and Training, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and
many more, Sports Basement is dedicated to contributing to programs that positively influence
people who live a healthy life.
Webcor Builders is the largest general contractor in California, by volume, and the 10th largest
concrete contractor in the nation. Over thirty‐five years of serving clients such as Oracle, eBay,
Lucasfilm, and the California Academy of Sciences has secured Webcor's position as a leading
builder of large‐scale, high‐profile projects. Visit www.webcor.com for more information.
SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers highperformance
solar‐electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility‐scale
power plant customers. SunPower high‐efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate up to 50
percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, allblack
appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America,
Europe, Australia, and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.SunPowercorp.com.
ABOUT MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Mattson Technology Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets semiconductor wafer processing
equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Mattson Technology is a global leader
in the dry strip and rapid thermal processing equipment segments, and is expanding its
business into the etch segment. The company's products utilize innovative technology to
deliver advanced processing performance and productivity gains to semiconductor
manufacturers worldwide for the fabrication of current‐ and next‐generation integrated
circuits. For more information, please contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside
Parkway, Fremont, Calif. 94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON/(510) 657‐5900. Fax: (510) 492‐
5911. Internet: www.mattson.com.
ABOUT TEAM IN TRAINING
Team In Training (TNT) is the world's largest sports training program,
providing professional training to run or walk a full marathon or half marathon or participate in
a triathlon, hike adventure or 100 mile century bike ride. Team members raise funds to help
support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in exchange for a life changing experience,
certified coaches, training clinics (specific sports, equipment, nutrition, stretching), personal
fundraising Web site, support from staff and teammates, a fundraising mentor, event fees, and
lodging and airfare to more than 60 accredited events in the US and abroad. LLS raises money
for cancer programs, funding research to find cures to leukemia, Hodgkin's and non‐Hodgkin's
lymphomas, and myeloma ‐ the blood cancers ‐ as well as assistance with the often
overwhelming burdens faced by patients and their families currently fighting blood cancers.
ABOUT FIT FOR LEARNING
Fit for Learning is a program provided by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in
cooperation with Healthy Silicon Valley that addresses the crisis of childhood obesity and is a
multi‐faceted initiative that will increase physical activity and encourage healthy nutrition
among elementary school students in Santa Clara County. Fit for Learning addresses the
environment at every level: the classroom, the school, the district and community. For more
information, visit www.fitforlearning.org.
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) promotes the bicycle for everyday use because they
see bicycling as a central solution to the environmental, health, and social problems facing our
planet. As the world becomes more aware of the climate problems caused by pollution from
the transportation sector, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition points to bicycling as a very clean
and healthy transportation solution. Their programs encourage bicycle and motorist awareness
and teach bicyclists safe traffic riding skills. They advocate for more bicycle friendly roads and
connecting the trails across the region. SVBC volunteers https://bikesiliconvalley.org.
THE CITY OF SAN JOSE'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The San Jose Cycling Classic is being produced by the City of San Jose's Office of Economic
Development (OED), part of the San Jose Office of the City Manager, is committed to a vital,
competitive San Jose economy that increases prosperity for people and companies and
enhances City revenues. The Office-which includes the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs-
guides the City's economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, helps connect
employers with trained workers, and provides art and cultural resources to our community. For
more information, please visit, www.sjeconomy.com.
ABOUT SAN JOSE'S GREEN VISION
On October 7, 2007, Mayor Chuck Reed introduced San Jose's Green Vision, which sets 10
ambitious goals for environmental protection and economic development. This 15‐year plan
envisions: creating 25,000 Clean Tech jobs; building or retrofitting 50 million square feet of green
buildings; installing 100,000 solar roofs (1/10 of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1 million solar
roofs for California initiative); reducing per capita electricity use by half; becoming a zero waste
city; recycling and reusing 100 percent of the city's water; and moving to 100 percent renewable
energy. A key part of the San Jose Green vision is the creation of a Green Mobility system-an
integrated and sustainable way to get from place to place. Cycling plays a significant part in making
this happen. The City, recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with National Bicycle
Friendly Community Award, has more than 38,000 bike commuters traveling on more than 150‐
miles of on‐street bikeways. The City offers ongoing bike commuting classes to ensure all have
access to key safety training and help transition commuters from cars to bikes. San Jose is in the
midst of expanding its bikeways, including a network of trail systems, allowing residents to travel
more easily by bicycle, as well as encourage exploration and education about our natural habitat so
residents better understand the benefits of a healthy environment and value its preservation. For
more information, visit www.sanjoseca.gov/greenvision/.
ABOUT THE CITY OF SAN JOSE
From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit
of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of
Silicon Valley-the world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the U.S., is
committed to remaining a top‐ranked place to do business, to work and to live. For more
information, visit, www.sanjoseca.gov.