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The Vermont Challenge announces rk Miles and Cota Oil as logistics and finish line sponsors


January 26, 2016 - JAMAICA, VT

The Vermont Challenge is proud to announce the return of rk Miles and Cota Oil as key sponsors for 2016.

Both rk Miles & Cota Oil are local, family-owned businesses that have been sponsors since the Vermont Challenge's inception.  In addition to assisting us with rest stop logistics, this year both will be sponsoring the finish line banner.

"We are proud to have the continuing support of two truly Vermont family-run businesses," stated John Sohikian, the Founder and President of The Vermont Challenge.  "Both of these companies truly embody all that is great about Vermont - caring companies that provide excellent products and services to many local Vermont communities.  We urge all riders who have homes in Vermont to consider supporting both of these great sponsors of The Vermont Challenge."

About rk Miles

rk MILES is a third generation family business founded in Manchester, VT in 1940 and is committed to fair business practices, a belief in family and community and relies on the loyalty of  its customers. The company supplies lumber, building materials and home goods to communities in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.

rk MILES has become a leader in providing services and materials for all types of building and design projects for residential and commercial projects. From Kitchen and Bath Design to finding the perfect paint for your home - rk MILES' knowledgeable staff can help you with your project from frame to finish.

With stores in Manchester Center and Middlebury, Vermont as well as in Williamstown and West Hatfield, Massachusetts, rk MILES is poised to serve the entire state of Vermont and much of Western Massachusetts.

rk MILES welcomes the opportunity to show you the difference it makes when you work with a local, independent building material supplier.

888 447 5645 - www.rkmiles.com

About Cota & Cota

The Cota family has been providing folks in Vermont and New Hampshire with a full line of quality petroleum products, unmatched service, and dependability for over 70 years.  One call can solve all of your plumbing and heating needs-24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

As a locally owned Vermont family business, Cota & Cota has employed three generations of your family, friends and neighbors. We live and work in your community. We are here for you when you need a helping hand. When you become a customer of Cota & Cota, we consider you, our family-we care!

888-268-2645 - www.cotaoil.com

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About the Vermont Challenge

Now in its fifth year, the Vermont Challenge returns August 11-14, 2016 with a series of multi-day tour options including a route on Saturday (8/13) that winds up with a four-mile climb to Stratton Mountain Resort in the only mountain-top Gran Fondo finish east of the Continental Divide. In addition to the 100 mile Gran Fondo, the Vermont Challenge will offer both the Medio (68 miles) and Piccolo (26 miles) Fondos so the entire family can enjoy the ride and weekend festivities.

In addition to the one-day Gran Fondo presented by Stratton Mountain, the Vermont Challenge will continue to offer its signature multi-day tours that are extremely popular with riders.  This year those tours will be center around Manchester VT offering a variety of terrain - everything from farm country, picturesque towns, cooling rivers and mountain passes.

Each day the Vermont Challenge will offer long routes to challenge the elite level recreational rider, medium and shorter routes that are designed for lower to upper intermediate riders. The Challenge provides full sag support and rest stops every 20-25 miles that are fully stocked.

Registration fee includes sag and tech support, high performance jersey, tech tee, socks and water bottle. Plus $30 of each registration goes toward supporting Vermont Food Banks and families in need through the Stratton Foundation.

For Vermont Challenge registration information, visit vtchallenge.com