Focus is on Making “The Ride At Devil’s Slide” an Important One-of-a-Kind Annual Bay Area Biking Event
Online PR News – 17-July-2012 – SAN MATEO, California – Keynote® Systems (NASDAQ:KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, today announced that it is joining with Parca, now celebrating its 60th year of helping people with developmental disabilities live independently, to present the inaugural “Keynote Systems Giro di Pacifica,” AKA “The Ride At Devil’s Slide,” a one-of-a-kind recreational bike ride centered on the scenic seaside village of Pacifica and San Mateo County coast, on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Keynote has recently become the primary and title event sponsor and therefore the ride has been officially renamed the Keynote Systems Giro di Pacifica.
Keynote’s decision to become the main event sponsor of the Giro di Pacifica is in keeping with the company’s long-standing commitment to supporting community causes and maintaining a corporate culture which encourages employees to volunteer and make a difference in both their local and global communities.
Umang Gupta, chairman and CEO of Keynote remarked, “We have enjoyed a successful association with Parca for years and are very proud of becoming the title event sponsor for the inaugural Giro di Pacifica biking event and to helping Parca continue their valuable work in our community.”
“We are thrilled and grateful for the generous support of Keynote Systems,” said Diana Conti, Parca CEO. “Keynote has been a dedicated and long-time supporter of people with developmental disabilities.”
The ride, which benefits Parca’s programs, offers both challenges and fun for all levels of cyclists. The spectacular and challenging 100-mile Century and 63-mile Metric Century routes were designed by highly experienced, competitive athletes for highly experienced, competitive athletes, and travel down the coast through the Devil’s Slide and back through ancient groves of redwoods and watersheds. For intermediate to advanced-level riders, the 33-mile and 16-mile routes head northward, up the stunning Pacifica coastline, over wooded hills, and along tree-lined roads. All rides offer full support, with crewed rest stops and roving support vehicles patrolling the routes, from start to finish. For younger participants, Parca clients and “easier riders,” who haven’t been on a bike in years, there’s a gentler, flatter 3-mile "Giro Famiglia" family ride, open to all ages and abilities.
While Parca has been affiliated with other popular and successful bike rides in the past—most notably the popular Giro di Peninsula which ran from the mid-1990’s through 2010—2012 is the first year for the Giro di Pacifica.
“We chose Pacifica for both its spectacular coastline, and its friendly and welcoming community,” said Conti. “We can offer experienced cyclists world-class routes and breath-taking scenery, while people with developmental disabilities and local families with small children will be able to take part, too. Many of our incredible clients, who benefit from the programs funded by the Giro, have even signed up to volunteer for the event.”
In keeping with the Italian spirit of the “Giro,” all participants will feast on a special Italian meal provided by Mazzetti’s Bakery, a favorite Coastside mainstay.
Rides start and end at the Park Mall in Pacifica. Fees for Distance Riders are $35 with a fundraising commitment, or $55 without fundraising if paid in advance; those who register on the day of the event will pay $65. For Giro Famiglia family ride participants, fees are $15 for riders ages 16 & over; and $5 for those under 16.
For more information, details and route maps, or to volunteer visit the event website at www.girodipacifica.org.
About Keynote Systems
Keynote® Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. Keynote maintains the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Known as ‘The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,’ Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms:
Keynote Perspective® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.
Keynote DeviceAnywhere is an enterprise-class, cloud-based, mobile application lifecycle management (ALM) testing & quality assurance platform. It is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver mobile applications, content and services faster while reducing downtime and testing costs.
Keynote SIGOS offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.
Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.
For sixty years, Parca’s mission has been to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families in San Mateo County through programs designed to help them live as independently as possible and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Parca’s philosophy is that all people have the same value and the same human rights, and is committed to creating opportunities for people of all ages with developmental disabilities to experience choice, control and individuality in every area of their lives. Learn more at http://www.parca.org/ or http://www.parca.org/our-programs.
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Source: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Daniel C. Berkowitz, 650-403-3305 or 415-518-7870 (Cell)
Senior Director Corporate Communications
Diana Conti, 650-312-0730 or 415-990-8798 (Cell)
Chief Executive Officer