Biking for Fun, Sport, and Brain Tumor Awareness The new Studio Velo/Kovarus Cycling Club has a unique focus on two passions: the love of riding and fighting brain tumors

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm, and Studio Velo, an expert custom cycling shop in Mill Valley, today jointly announced the launch of a new bike club dedicated to the promotion of cycling while also increasing awareness of a good cause, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).

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The Studio Velo/Kovarus Cycling Club (SVK-CC) is a charitable organization equally committed to cycling and to helping win the fight against brain tumors. "More than 200,000 people in the U.S. and Canada are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year, including my nephew who was diagnosed in 2000 and has endured many surgeries. SVK-CC is committed to making a difference for people like my nephew and his family," said Peter Castaldi, principal at Kovarus. Kovarus also sponsors an elite cycling team focused on promoting awareness for ABTA.

Scott Penzarella, founder of Studio Velo, said "We are pleased to partner with Kovarus and the Kovarus/ABTA Racing for Research cycling team to support those battling brain tumors and bring riders together in the spirit of sport, fun, and charity."

The new club will offer weekly organized rides and monthly special rides/clinics hosted by either a member of the Kovarus/ABTA racing team or by another special guest. Members will also have access to the SVK-CC private Internet portal where they can coordinate rides and chat with other SVK-CC members. Those interested in joining the club can visit the club Website at http://www.svkcycling.com

As part of the launch, Studio Velo, Kovarus, and other sponsors are also offering a series of fun and informational events, including the official launch of the Club on Monday, February 16th at Poggio's in Sausalito, CA at the start of the Tour of California. For a complete list of events and to RSVP, participants can visit http://www.studiovelomv.com/event/.

About American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a not-for-profit, independent organization. Not affiliated with any one institution, they serve individuals globally and award funds to researchers throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1973 out of a desperate need, the American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.abta.org.

About Kovarus

Kovarus, Inc., is a premier technology consulting firm, specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization. With its extensive industry expertise and proven methodologies, Kovarus helps companies align IT with strategic business goals, support green IT initiatives, and maximize their return on technology investments. Kovarus' unique ability to converge virtualization, storage, and networking technologies gives its clients a distinct operational advantage, enabling them to improve the manageability, efficiency, and agility of service delivery. More information on Kovarus is available at http://www.kovarus.com or 650-392-7848.

About Studio Velo

Studio Velo (formerly called Bike-Rx) introduces its clientele to the bicycles that are uniquely able to combine passion, precision, and performance in the riding experience. The custom cycling shop, located in Mill Valley, carries a selection of the best hand-built bike frames in the world, including Cyfac, Ellsworth, Guru, Independent Fabrications, Salsa, Sycip, Time, and Wilier. More information on Studio Velo is available at http://www.studiovelomv.com or 415-407-8960.

SOURCE Kovarus, Inc.



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