Nalgene Outdoor and USA Cycling Partner for 2017-2018 Racing Season
Nalgene DRAFT Bottle Named Official Water Bottle of National Championship Series

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalgene Outdoor Products, maker of reusable water bottles, and USA Cycling, a 501(c3) member-based organization that is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, are collaborating for the 2017-2018 racing season. At the cornerstone of the partnership is Nalgene's DRAFT fitness bottle that will be co-branded and given exclusively to 2017-2018 USA Cycling National Championship participants. A series of co-branded Nalgene products will also be available to cycling enthusiasts for purchase.

Nalgene 22-ounce DRAFT bottle has been named the official water bottle of the USA Cycling National Championship Series

Nalgene recently designed the DRAFT fitness bottle with biking and other physical pursuits in mind. The 22-ounce bottle is lightweight, durable and features a new, easy-to-dispense, self-sealing squeeze valve. The DRAFT bottle easily fits in bike cages and is easy to handle, especially when riding or racing. And, when the ride is over, the DRAFT cap can be simply twisted to become leak proof for reliable storage among gear and electronics.

"For nearly 50 years Nalgene Outdoor has provided a durable and reliable reusable water bottle for a variety of outdoor activities," said Eric Hansen, director, Nalgene Outdoor Products. "We're thrilled to partner with USA Cycling to integrate DRAFT – a bottle we designed for cyclists – into professional cycling and provide a lightweight and versatile Nalgene bottle for top-tier athletes and cycling enthusiasts alike." 

The 2017-2018 USA Cycling National Championships are a series of road, mountain, track and BMX races that will occur between January 2017 and October 2018. The USA Cycling National Championships feature the nation's top domestic cycling events from coast to coast. For a full schedule of events, visit: http://www.usacycling.org/national-championships.

Nalgene and USA Cycling co-branded merchandise will be available for spectators and cycling fans at select race locations and online at www.nalgene.com. A variety of co-branded USA Cycling-Nalgene products including the classic 32-ounce Wide Mouth bottle, On-the-Fly pop-top 24-ounce bottles, DRAFT, and Flask bottles will be available for purchase or through promotions, sponsorship drives and event giveaways.

About NALGENE Outdoor

NALGENE® Outdoor Products, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is based in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1949 as a manufacturer of the first plastic pipette holder, the company soon expanded its product line to include state-of-the-art polyethylene labware under the NALGENE brand.  By the mid-1970s, outdoor enthusiasts had discovered the taste and odor resistant, leak-proof and rugged properties of NALGENE's large selection of plastic containers. In response to this emerging demand, the NALGENE Consumer Products Division was formed and today the company offers its customers a wide choice of safe, environmentally friendly, BPA- and BPS- free products that meet their lifestyle needs.  For more information, contact NALGENE Consumer Products or visit our website at www.nalgene.com.

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 60,000+ members; 2,500+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,000 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.

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