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COLUMBUS GROVE -  Raymond Harner has been a serious cyclist since age 13, and has always wanted to ride a race in Italy. On April 28, 2013, he will recognize his dream. Fizik, an Italian manufacturer of racing shoes and saddles, will host its annual Granfondo race through the beautiful Italian Alps.

Harner, who owns and operates CG Pro Bikes, in Columbus Grove, Ohio was the lucky recipient of this opportunity, among a handful of Fizik’s Italian bicycle shoe dealers, to spend several days in Italy. The ride will begin and end in Marostica, Italy, in the Vicenza province, known for a yearly live action chess event at the piazza del Castello da Basso.

A chosen group of riders, including Harner and his wife, will also get to tour the Fizik factory in neighboring Pozzoleone, in the Veneto region. CG ! Pro Bikes carries the Fizik brand saddles and handmade racing shoes –some made from kangaroo leather- at his shop, along with bikes from BMC, Marin, & KHS, clothing from The North Face, and much more. Group Rides, hosted and led by Harner and his wife, occur throughout the season.

New for 2013, they offer full bike fittings, call for an appt. More can be found out about watching the Fizik Granfondo and enjoying Italy at http://www.granfondofizik.it/?l=en-US, and more can be found out about CG Pro Bikes and what Raymond Harner can offer you and your bicycle at www.cgprobikes.com, and on facebook.

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