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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.

Hot Rocks Bike Ride

Calling all cyclists for family fun and friendly competition at the 2016 Hot Rocks Bike Ride. Registration is underway and sponsorships are available now for the 30th anniversary race, which will roll out at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 13 from Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

Presented annually by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, Hot Rocks has grown in popularity every year, attracting cyclists of all ages and skill levels – from recreational riders and beginning racers to aggressive competitors. Last year more 1,325 cyclists participated, helping to fund more than $30,000 in college scholarships for Rockwall ISD graduating seniors.

New this year are 12, 24, and 42 mile routes and the 100K (62 mile) Red Route, the perfect warm up for the Hotter N’ Hell 100 Race in Wichita Falls. Riders can expect fully stocked rest stops sponsored by local businesses, support along the route from local law enforcement, roving bicycle mechanics providing technical support, and support vehicles patrolling between each rest stop. All entrants will receive a Hot Rocks T-shirt. The top three male and female finishers of the 100k will receive cash awards.

New routes and other improvements are being incorporated to ensure that this year’s event is the best experience yet – offering safe, fun and challenging options for everyone.

Race maps, registration and other details can be found at hotrocksbikeride.com. For continued updates, check out Hot Rocks Bike Ride 2016 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.