2011 Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race & Fun Ride to be held in memory of former City of Abilene employee

2011 Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race & Fun Ride to be held in memory of former City of Abilene employee

By Lenka Wright

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas – The City of Abilene’s Recreation Division and the Abilene Bicycling Club will sponsor the 19th Annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race & Fun Ride, Saturday, March 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 2011 Race will be dedicated in memory of former City of Abilene Recreation Supervisor Susan Gerred. Gerred who served as the bike race organizer was killed in a bicycling accident in May 2010. She had retired from the City of Abilene earlier in the year.{{more}} Entry fee is $25.00 through March 18 and $30.00 for late registration after that date. Entries are being accepted from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Community Services Office, 633 Walnut. Entries will also be accepted the day of the event from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. at the Abilene Zoo Adventure Center entrance in Nelson Park. The first 200 entries receive a free T-shirt. Helmets are required for all participants. The event will begin and end at Nelson Park. Three distances will be available to choose from: a 48 mile race/tour course along with 32 & 21 mile fun ride courses. The event is open to all ages, and participants may race for awards or ride for fun. Awards will be presented to the first three places in each age division for the 48 mile race. A Children’s Bicycle Rodeo and Tour will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for ages 3 – 12. Entry fee is $5.00 and will include the rodeo, park trail tour, educational session and ticket to the Abilene Zoo. Pre-registration is highly recommended for the event. Entry forms are available at the City of Abilene’s Community Services office and Recreation Centers, area bicycle shops, fitness centers, DAFB Gym and Fitness Center, www.abilenetx.com, and www.bikereg.com. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 676-6217, 734-5301 or 734-5301.