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July 31, 2014 16:08 ET

Team SmartStop® Pro Cycling to Compete in Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

First Sanctioned Cycling Competition Since Tour de France to Showcase World-Class Competition From Southern Utah to the Wasatch Front

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) - Team SmartStop® Pro Cycling will compete with 128 professional cyclists representing 26 countries in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah August 4 through August 10. Team SmartStop® includes reigning Canadian National Road Champion Zach Bell, 2013 Tour of Utah KOM Competition winner Michael Torckler and Elite National Criterium Champion Travis McCabe.

For the first time in Utah, the peloton -- the first internationally sanctioned cycling competition in North America after July's Tour de France and one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage North American pro cycling events in 2014 -- will showcase three Grand Tour champions and the reigning Tour of Utah champion. Spectators will enjoy world-class competition from southern Utah to the Wasatch Front in one of the world's greatest cycling challenges.

"We are excited that Team SmartStop® will be part of this prestigious event," said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of Strategic Storage Trust, Inc., a publicly registered REIT targeting the self-storage market under the SmartStop® Self Storage brand name. "We're proud of our team of world-class professionals, who represent our philanthropic desire to keep our communities healthy and promote an active lifestyle."

Team SmartStop®'s new director Michael Creed is one of the most decorated amateur riders in U.S. history. In addition to reigning champions Bell, Torckler and McCabe, the team includes returning 2013 team members Shane Kline, Eric Marcotte, Travis Livermon, Flavio De Luna, and veteran Adam Myerson. Newcomers Rob Britton, Joshua Berry, Jure Kocjan, Cameron Cogburn, Julian Kyer and neo-pro Shane Haga round out the team.

The team's current sponsors include Mercury Wheels, Giro Helmets, The Happy Tooth Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, Wilier Trestina bicycles, Champion System clothing, SRAM components, Maxxis tires, TRP brakes, Tifosi optics, Mountain Khakis, Ritchey components, Selle San Marco saddles, KMC chains, SAPIM spokes, Enzo's Embrocation, Polar, ProGold Lubricants, Thule, YPM, Amgraph Group, Maple Reinders, Medallion Construction, Feedback Sports, K3 Holders, and Keen shoes.

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About Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) is comprised of industry veterans with extensive institutional experience in the acquisition and property management of self-storage properties. Since the launch of SSTI in 2008, the company's portfolio of wholly-owned properties has expanded to include 126 properties in 17 states and Canada that are being branded as SmartStop® Self Storage. The portfolio includes approximately 80,000 self-storage units and 10.5 million rentable square feet of storage space. For more information about SSTI, please call 949-469-6600 or visit www.strategicstoragetrust.com