Tyler Hamilton challenges racers in “The RIO” King of Jester Hill Climb.

Austin, TX January 6th: The 3rd Annual “Rio” King of Jester is pleased to announce the Tyler Hamilton Foundation will be the charity beneficiary of the upcoming Austin hill climb event. Gold Medal Cyclist, Tyler Hamilton, challenges cyclists across the country to participate and record their best times at the March 5th event. Hamilton will travel to Austin later in 2006 to take on the hill, challenging the fastest times of the RIO King of Jester Hill Climb.

“THF is honored to be chosen as the beneficiary of this fun event and I personally look forward to racing against the winners.” Hamilton said recently from his home in Boulder, CO. “I welcome the challenge and appreciate the generosity of all involved. This is another example of how the sport of cycling can make a difference in the lives of others. We believe in the power of cycling to heal and the power of cyclists to help.”
“The Rio” King of Jester challenges runners, cyclists, and many others to take on Jester Blvd, Austin’s steepest hill. The King and Queen of Jester will be crowned based on the results of the time trial – a ½ mile climb that’s over 20% grade. There are divisions for cyclists, runners, and alternate human power (like in-line skates and unicycles). “The Rio” King of Jester is one of the most spectator-friendly bike and running races since fans can line the hill and cheer on their favorite racers. At the bottom of the hill, there’s a huge party with great music, food, and product demos for everybody to enjoy.
The top 10 times in each division will be invited back to race Tyler at later date in 2006. So come on out to race or cheer on your favorite hill climber in the March 5th event.
About the THF: The two-year-old Tyler Hamilton Foundation (THF), dedicated to empowering the lives of individuals through cycling with a focus on helping the fight against MS and supporting youth cycling. Representatives from THF will be at the event joining in both the festivities and the racing. It is a great opportunity for the Austin community to learn more about how THF is making a difference in the lives of others. www.tylerhamiltonfoundation.org

About The King of Jester™: Now in it’s 3rd year, the King of Jester Hill Climb is a nationally known event famous for it’s steep 21%, ½ mile climb. Its title sponsor is Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant – opening a location in Austin in April of 2006. It is a production of Adventure Fit LLC, a sports marketing company that caters to the “urban athlete”. For more info, visit www.adventurefit.com or www.kingofjester.com
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