• Thu February 27 2014
  • Posted Feb 27, 2014

Total 5-Race and Flyover Cash Purse Exceeds $80,000; Collective Racer Benefits Approach $100,000

SIOUX FALLS,SD- - February 27, 2014 - - Based on the amount of early interest and ongoing buzz around this year’s upcomingMidwest Flyover, Lee Bumgarner,last year’s champion,might not have an easy time defending his title. A number of elite race teams fromWisconsin,Illinois, andKansasplan to race the Pro1/2 class this year, and Flyover organizers say they have heard from other races that would like to be included in the Flyover series.

Today race organizers announced the locations, dates and initial sponsors for the second annual Flyover Championship, and participant and sponsor interest is already heavy.Legacy Electronics, Inchas agreed to be the presenting sponsor, allowing organizers to increase the Flyover purse to $30,000. Along with the individual race awards, trophies, and prizes, the collective purse may soon exceed $100,000 in racer benefits. “It’s exciting to be part of a dynamic race series,” said Jason Engle, CEO of Legacy Electronics, Inc., “that not only promotes competitive cycling, but also promotes a healthy lifestyle.”

“After the great reception to last year’s inaugural Midwest Flyover,” said race director Tim Putnam, “we’re excited that added sponsorship funding allows us to extend winner recognition deeper into the leader board. What’s more, indications are we may have additional last-minute sponsors stepping in, and this could become one of the richest amateur competitive cycling race series inNorth America.”

Announced Sponsors

To date, five sponsors have signed on including:

Featured Omnium Races

As with last year’s series, the 2014 Midwest Flyover will bring together 5 separate cycling events inIowa,Minnesota,Nebraska, andSouth Dakotastarting in April and ending in August. The goal of The Flyover is to synergize and cross-promote the efforts of the individual races and establish the richest regional amateur race series promoting participation inMidwestcycling events.

Athletes are scored on their best four Omnium results in any of the five qualifying races. The five races, in chronological order, include:

All events are sanctioned by USA Cycling, which provides oversight for the Olympic training team and the majority of all cycling races in theUSA. USA Cycling is including The Flyover Series information in their events, and will oversee registrations. Larry Martin, USA Cycling’s Midwest Regional Coordinator, said “The Flyover Series, in its second year, provides a great opportunity for growth, bringing together the best riders in the region, covering a variety of venues in a four-state series.”

For more Flyover information

Updated information and registration is available on the 2014 Flyoverwebsite.

Potential sponsors or competitors may also contact Tim Putnam at641-425-1960, and may follow the series on Twitter at #midwestflyover, or on theirFacebook page.


The mission of USA Cycling is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and to grow competitive cycling inAmericawhile delivering an exceptional customer experience. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling is comprised of over 2,500 clubs and teams, and 70,800 licensees. Each year, USA Cycling sanctions over 3,000 events across theU.S.

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