June 24, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Swagman Carrier Systems has joined Cycling Canada’s pool of official suppliers with a long-term commitment to provide its line of bicycle racks for National Cycling Team programs as well as select Cycling Canada events across the country.
Based in Penticton, BC, Swagman is a leading brand of value-added bicycle racks and outdoor-oriented sporting products. Founded in the early 90s by Jim and Jan Morris, the company produces and distributes a comprehensive line of rack products including vertical, platform, two arm and single arm and hitch racks.
Now under the leadership of President and co-owner Perry Grago, Swagman’s success is greatly tied to the feedback of numerous high profile brand ambassadors, retailers, performance partners and key staff who regularly use, test, and participate in the development and design of Swagman products.
Swagman products will be highly visible on Cycling Canada’s lineup of Lexus SUVs and team cars across the country as well as on support vehicles at Canadian Cycling Championship events, including the 2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships presented by Lexus, to be hosted this weekend in Ottawa.
“The ability to transport expensive and fragile bicycles to and from competitions and training camps safely is crucial to an effective national team program,” said Jacques Landry, High Performance Director and Head Coach for Cycling Canada. “I’m delighted with our new partnership with Swagman, which ensures we have top-quality racks so we can provide this service to our athletes. This gives us the peace of mind we need to focus on our goals without distractions.”
“Being a Canadian-based company it makes sense for us to step up and support our National Team Programs. Swagman is proud to be able to support Cycling Canada’s teams, especially in this Olympic year and onwards. We look forward to years of product feedback to assist with our development process for future products,” said Perry Grago, President of Swagman Racks.
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