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April 23, 2007

Hawk Relay and Peaks Coaching Group to Provide Cycling Training for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

From: Hawk Relay - Apr 23, 2007

Pro Seminar for Deaf Cyclists Coming to California

Fremont, CA - (April 23, 2007) Deaf cyclists from all over the country will have the opportunity to participate in a top-notch training seminar during the weekend of May 18-21. This seminar is sponsored by Hawk Relay.

The seminar will cover the basics of training for deaf cyclists of all levels, from those who are interested in getting into shape to those who strive to compete professionally. Peaks Coaching Group, widely recognized by the cycling community as expert coaches, will lead the seminar every step of the way along with sign language interpreters.

Hunter Allen, owner of the Peaks Coaching Group who has been coaching elite cyclists since 1995, will personally be involved. , "I am excited to be a part of this event and feel honored to be able to promote and help deaf cyclists improve their cycling abilities. It's important to The Peaks Coaching Group that we help others become more and more successful in their cycling and in life, and this seminar will be a great way to work with such an outstanding group of people." His former and current athletes have won more than 600 national professional races and medals. Additionally, his proprietary software is in use by three current Tour de France teams.

The city of Fremont is no stranger to the deaf and cycling communities. Not only is California School of the Deaf located in Fremont and the entire Bay Area region popular with cyclists, the 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships was held in venues throughout the Bay Area and saw unprecedented participation from 12 nations.

The weekend-long seminar will consist of lectures on training techniques given by Hunter Allen and Robin Horwitz, a deaf coach certified by USA Cycling; group rides of 30-60 miles through the scenery of Northern California; and social programs.

"While cycling is a popular sport, participation rate among deaf and hard of hearing individuals historically has been very low and many programs are inaccessible," remarked Samuel Hawk, owner of Hawk Relay. "Hawk Relay is pleased to make possible this ground-breaking opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing individuals interested in cycling."

Registration is free and opens immediately. To register, please contact Robin Horwitz at .

Peaks Coaching Group is owned by Hunter Allen and provides coaching, camps and seminars to all types of cyclists all over the world. For more information, go to

Hawk Relay provides video and Internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing. For more information, go to .