Insulated bottles will provide cool hydration during grueling event
Boulder, CO—Polar Bottle® has been selected as the official water bottle of the 2010 Race Across America (RAAM), which starts June 8 in Oceanside, California, and ends two weeks later in Annapolis, Maryland. More than 220 bicyclists from 17 countries are registered for the grueling 3,000-mile event, which riders tackle solo or in teams of two, four or eight people.
Product Architects, makers of the Polar Bottle, produced 400 custom RAAM water bottles for the event, primarily for team support crews. RAAM continues around the clock for days on end, making Polar Bottle the perfect choice. The bottle’s patented design features an insulating layer between two walls of plastic, so it keeps liquids cool twice as long as other water bottles. With support crews spending many hours in the hot sun waiting to serve rider needs, convenient and cool hydration is key.
“Since starting Polar Bottle in 1994, we’ve looked for ways to give back to the community,” said Judy Amabile, President of Product Architects. “We frequently provide water bottles for sporting events and educational programs, like the National Bike Summit, the Bicycle Leadership Conference, university environmental programs, and homeless shelters. We chose to support the Race Across America because it represents the spirit of commitment and giving.”
In the last four years, RAAM racers have raised more than $4 million for charities.
BPA- and Phthalate-free, the Polar Bottle fits standard bike water bottle cages and features a convenient, removable carrying strap. It is the perfect portable hydration solution for cyclists, runners, hikers, skiers and other sports enthusiasts in addition to students, moms, commuters and anyone else on the go.
In addition to producing bottles for RAAM, Polar Bottle is also providing bottles for the Race Across the West, a shorter version of RAAM that starts June 9 in Oceanside, California, and ends in Durango, Colorado.
About Product Architects, Inc.
Product Architects, Inc., a woman-owned company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, invented Polar Bottle, a leading brand of insulated sports water bottles. Avid cyclists Robert Heiberger and Judy Amabile founded the company in 1994 out of a desire to create a bottle that would keep liquids cool. Combining Robert’s mechanical engineering background and Judy’s business acumen, the duo created the Polar Bottle, which is now sold in more than 30 countries. The Polar Bottle is manufactured in the United States and is BPA- and Phthalate-free. For more information, visit www.polarbottle.com.
About the Race Across America (RAAM)
The Race Across America, known as the “world’s toughest bicycle race,” will set more than 200 competitors on a 3,000-mile route stretching from Oceanside, California, to Annapolis, Maryland. Athletes race continuously day and night, on their own power or sharing the challenge with a team, and a crew of 8-15 people following in support cars with food and supplies for the race. These courageous adventurers brave heat, wind, thunderstorms, altitude, the dark of night, fatigue, and sleep deprivation, cross two major mountain ranges, and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. For more information and race updates, see http://www.raceacrossamerica.org.