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Hot Rocks Bike Ride 2018

Registration underway for Hot Rocks Bike Ride Aug 11

Get ready to ride! The 31st annual Hot Rocks Bike Ride, hosted by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, will return Saturday August 11, 2018. You can register online NOW at HotRocksBikeRide.com.

This year’s ride includes 12, 24, and 42 mile routes and the main event: a 56 mile course. Riders of all ages and skills level can enjoy Hot Rocks by participating in one of our shorter routes, or test their skills by competing for cash prizes awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 56 mile course.

Hot Rocks participants will receive a free t-shirt, swag bag and delicious lunch provided by Applebee’s and Luby’s. Six rest stops, ranging from 5 to 10 miles apart, will be stocked with ice cold water, hydration drinks, and fresh fruit.

Hot Rocks Chair Greg Blair said this year’s courses were designed specifically with safety in mind. “The changes were made for purposes of safety, minimizing traffic congestion, and enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the ride, as it largely takes place in rural northern Rockwall and southern Collin Counties,” Blair said. “The course is full of rolling hills and corn fields, with surprisingly light traffic for a ride in the Dallas Metroplex.”

Substantial resources have been allocated to improve signage throughout the course, with a goal of minimizing confusion at all turns.

Riders in the 56 mile route will take off at 7:30 a.m., while riders in the 12, 24, and 42 mile routes will take off at 8:10 a.m. Rockwall police officers will precede the first group of riders to keep them safe as they travel through intersections.

Proceeds from Hot Rocks go directly to local scholarships for graduating seniors from both Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High School. Last year alone, Hot Rocks  raised over $45,000 for local students.

Join us for a great ride for a great cause! Register online today.

Y Rock Sprint Triathlon plus 5K & 1-Mile Run

Registration is underway now for those wishing to participate in the Y Rock Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 24 at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, 1210 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall. The course features a 300-yard pool swim (snake swim in the Y’s 25-yard indoor pool), a 9.5 mile (2 loops) bike ride, and 3.1 mile run.

New this year is a Run-Bike-Run event happening at the same time, for those seeking an alternative to the traditional Swim-Bike-Run.

In addition, the Y Rock 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run returns this year, providing an opportunity for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in an active, fun day.

Photo by Frank Locke – You’ve Been Shot Texas.

Sponsored by Blue Ribbon News, these Y Rock events benefit the J.E.R Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The funds help ensure that everyone can participate in Y programs, regardless of their financial situation. Supporting sponsors include American National Bank, Brad Epstein, Rockwall Futbol Club, Rockwall Sports Center, Lakeside Allergy, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Rockwall Nutrition.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News

For details, course maps, and registration for the Swim-Bike-Run or the Run-Bike-Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-sprint-triathlon.

For details, course map, and registration for the 5K and 1-Mile Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-5k-1mile-run.