Averica Sponsors Back Bay Cycling Club (B2C2)

Team Averica's Elite Women Cyclocross Racers to Compete at Regional and National Events, Promoting Awareness for Women Racers at All Levels

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2015) - Averica Discovery Services, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) with specialized expertise in small molecule analysis and purification, has signed on as title sponsor for Back Bay Cycling Club's elite level women's cyclocross team. Named "Team Averica," the 2015/2016 roster is comprised of three elite-level cyclocross racers: Erin Faccone, Hannah Rossi, and Julie Wright.

Team Averica's Faccone, Rossi, and Wright will compete in a full calendar of local, regional and national cyclocross races. Marrying elements of both road and off-road cycling, cyclocross races are held on a variety of surfaces -- ranging from dry and grassy to muddy and sloppy -- and feature obstacles requiring riders to quickly dismount and carry their bicycles. Cyclocross has been a feature of the fall/winter competitive cycling calendar in Europe for over a century, and is one of the fastest growing and most exciting racing disciplines here in the United States.

"Over forty percent of B2C2's members are women, and we wanted to cultivate a program to support women who compete at a high level in this sport," said Lydia Hausle, team coordinator at B2C2. "Averica's sponsorship provides the opportunity to show the community that women can, and should, be supported at a comparable level to men."

Though teams offer support throughout the racing season, the financial burden of race fees, clothing, and transportation often falls onto the shoulders of individual team members. Paying out of pocket for expenses limits the level of participation and growth of the sport. Averica is stepping in as the title sponsor of Team Averica to foster growth for elite riders. As one of very few dedicated women's cyclocross programs in the region, Team Averica is taking a grassroots approach to promoting growth and awareness for woman racers of all abilities and backgrounds.

"While cycling is a personal passion, the mental toughness and attitude of the sport and this team fits with our image and brand. We're experts in analytical chemistry who are also extremely fast and energetic contributors to the scientific teams we work with," said Jeffrey Kiplinger, Ph.D., president of Averica Discovery Services. "Averica has sponsored professional conferences and symposia, but sponsoring Team Averica says something more about the kind of company we try to be, oriented toward speed, teamwork, and making our best efforts. And cyclists are pretty common in the biotech industry -- we hope some people start to see our jerseys out there on the road and at races."

For more information about the Team Averica program, roster, and race calendar, check out B2C2's website, http://www.backbaycyclingclub.com/teamaverica.

About Averica Discovery Services
Founded in 2007, Averica Discovery Services is a contract research organization with specialized expertise in small molecule analysis and purification. Averica works with drug discovery and development teams to speed lead optimization and timelines in early development. Its services include scalable compound supply, chiral resolution, impurity isolation, and custom analytical work. Averica is located in the heart of the East Coast life sciences corridor, just west of Boston. For more information, visit: http://www.avericadiscovery.com.

About Back Bay Cycling Club (B2C2)
Back Bay Cycling Club (B2C2) is a Boston-based, competitive cycling team with great ambition and that emphasizes keeping competitive cycling fun and inviting. B2C2 team members are active in the disciplines of road racing, cross-country mountain bike racing, and cyclocross racing throughout New England and beyond. B2C2 prides itself on its diverse roster of athletes. Comprised of inspired beginners, seasoned elite racers, strong men, and equally strong women, B2C2 provides a home for aspiring athletes of all backgrounds and experience levels.

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