Fun Ride Provides Vehicle Free Opportunity to Ride the Streets of San Antonio before the Marathon
San Antonio, TX – August 17, 2011 – For the first time in the history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure will offer a bike tour as part of the event. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Bike Tour will cover 22 miles of the marathon course and take place on Sunday, November 13, 2011 prior to the full and half marathon race.
“With its smooth, flat streets and numerous cultural attractions along the course, San Antonio is the perfect city for a bike tour event,” said Scott Dickey, President of Competitor Group, owner and operator of the annual marathon. “It’s a great way for local cyclists to get involved and with so many runners traveling from out of town, this gives the rest of their travelling party an opportunity to participate in the event in a different way. The added bonus of incorporating ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ makes it something you won’t want to miss.”
Participants of the non-timed, non-competitive bike tour will receive a special T-shirt, race number, helmet sticker and finish line experience for completing the inaugural event. The bike tour participants will utilize 22 miles of a semi-closed course, with nearly the entire ride taking place on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon route.
“We’re excited to incorporate a fun new element into the 4th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio event,” said Dr. Susan Blackwood, Executive Director of San Antonio Sports. “The marathon course showcases so many great parts of our city, from the Alamo to the historic missions and the Mission Trails National Park there is truly something to enjoy every mile along the way.”
In 2010 the marathon debuted a new course, with a downtown start line on the corner of Alamo and Market Street, adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The route travels past the Alamo, through the King William Historic District out to the historic missions and through the wooded Mission Trails National Park, which travels alongside the picturesque San Antonio River. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Bike Tour will start and finish in the same location as marathon and half-marathon.
The event will be limited to 1,000 entrants. Registration will open at $50 through September 15, 2011 and will go up incrementally until race weekend. For more information or to register for the event, please visit Competitor.com.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio
The fourth annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon, ½ Marathon & Bike Tour benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2011. The Marathon & ½ Marathon courses give runners a first-class tour of the city, and travels through many of the city’s historic sites and parks. Live bands and fanfare are staged along every mile of the, scenic 13.1 and 26.2 mile courses. The event concludes with a post race concert and finish line fiesta.
A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Alamodome on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12. All participants must visit the expo to pick up their race numbers and browse over 100 vendors from the running and fitness industry. To register for the race or for more information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon, visit Competitor.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.
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