Boulder, CO — Polar Bottle® is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Team SmartStop cycling squad for the third year in a row in 2014 — cementing its position as the official water bottle of the North Carolina-based team.
The UCI Continental cycling squad, which began as Time Pro Cycling in 2006, has accomplished many cycling feats since the riders started toting Polar Bottle® brand insulated water bottles in their bike cages in 2012. In September last year, for example, the team earned a bid to the inaugural Tour of Alberta and walked away from the race with two top 10’s finishes.
“It has been great working with these riders,” said Polar Bottle® sales manager Phil Bash. “We have a lot of cycling fans at the office who follow races pretty closely and it was so cool to see our bottles represented at some of the bigger events the team has participated in.”
Polar Bottle® is thrilled to sign on as a sponsor again this year through product donation of the company’s Made in America, BPA-free, insulated sport water bottles to keep the 15-person team hydrated during the 2014 season.
“These are the best bottles out there and the support from Polar Bottle® has been amazing,” said Joe Carpisassi, Team SmartStop Pro Cycling Equipment Manager. “Because of the company’s support we always know we have an ice cold refreshing drink waiting for us in our bottles, in our gym bags, with us in the car travelling to races, or wherever we go.”
To celebrate their mutual sponsorship of the cycling team, Polar Bottle® and Jackson, Wyoming-based outdoor apparel company Mountain Khakis recently partnered for a week-long Facebook contest. The promotion, which ends Friday, rewards four lucky followers with a three-pack of the same 20oz water bottles used by the team and a $30 Mountain Khakis gift card. Check the Polar Bottle® and Mountain Khakis Facebook pages for details on the contest.