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Team SmartStop(R) Pro Cycling to Compete in 2014 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado

World's Top Cycling Teams to Compete in Seven-Day Race Through Colorado Rockies

LADERA RANCH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- Team SmartStop® Pro Cycling will compete with the world's top professional cyclists in the 2014 USA Pro challenge in Colorado August 18 through August 24. Team SmartStop® includes 2013 Tour of Utah KOM Competition winner Michael Torckler, National Race Calendar points leader Travis McCabe, and UCI Americas Tour Team leader, Jure Kocjan.

Team SmartStop® is a newcomer to the stage race, a heart-pounding journey through the Colorado Rockies that finishes in Denver. Referred to as "America's Race," the event is one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in Colorado's history. The 2014 USA Pro Challenge includes 26 world-class teams featuring the best in professional cycling and some of America's most beautiful scenery.

"We are extremely proud that Team SmartStop® will be competing at this major cycling 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. "Our team includes the world's top cyclists and we are proud of their dedication, determination and skills."

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, Mavic, SAPIM spokes, Enzo's Embrocation, Polar, ProGold Lubricants, Thule, Feedback Sports, K3 Holders, and Keen shoes.

About SmartStop® Self Storage
SmartStop® Self Storage offers affordable, accessible and secure storage units for residential and commercial customers. SmartStop® Self Storage offers secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. In addition to features such as keypad access, security gates and video surveillance, the self storage facilities also utilize well trained on-site associates to provide customers with the highest standard of service in the industry. To view our self storage locations or to find self storage solutions a nearby storage facility, visit https://SmartStopSelfStorage.com.

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

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