Rockwall Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Race draws more than 1,000 participants
(Rockwall) August 12, 2012 – Participation in yesterday’s Hot Rocks Bike Race exceeded expectations, with more than 1,050 riders coming out bright and early to Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall for intense competition and family fun.
The 26th annual event attracted all levels of riders, from aggressive to beginners to children, taking part in either the 13.5, 43, and 57 mile courses.
“The atmosphere was contagiously fun,” said one volunteer, who helped serve drinks, ice and fruit at one of several fully-stocked rest stops along the race route. “The weather was gorgeous; we were blessed with beautiful morning temperatures for the event.”
Hot Rocks chair Bart Miller was thrilled with the turnout of riders, volunteers and spectators alike.
Proceeds from Hot Rocks benefit the Rockwall Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, which awards $20,000 in scholarships to deserving graduates of Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath high schools.
The top three male and female finishers of the 57 mile ride received cash awards: $250 for first place; $175 for second place; and $100 for third place. The second place winners were husband and wife.
First place: Bret Crosby
Second place: Mat Stephens
Third place: Christian Helmig
First place: Ginny King
Second place: Lauren Stephens
Third place: Ashlea Britton
Susan Satterwhite: Dinner for two at Mistra; two tickets for a cruise aboard Seawolf, a night at the Hilton Bella Harbor, breakfast for two.
Michael M.: Parasailing The Harbor, owned and operated by Rance Rudy, dinner for four at Dodie’s at The Harbor. (Michael’s full name was not on the ticket, but will be announced soon!)
Richard Redig: Two hours of computer service (in shop or on-site) from My Computer Guy.
STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY AND ADDITIONAL COVERAGE COMING FROM RACE DAY!
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Rockwall Rotary’s annual bike race expected to draw 900 participants
(Rockwall) August 1, 2012 – Each year, the cycling event known as Hot Rocks Bike Race, presented by the Rockwall Rotary Club, attracts all levels of riders – from aggressive to beginners and children.
The August 11, 2012 bike race marks the 26th year for the event, offering 13.5, 43, and 57 mile courses. Improved roads and a better route are sure to make this one of the best Hot Rocks experiences ever, with more than 900 cyclists expected to participate.
Fully-stocked rest stops will be provided every 8 to 10 miles, manned by volunteers serving drinks, ice and fruit.
Local law enforcement will provide support along the route. Roving bicycle mechanics will be on hand to provide technical support.
Nearly 90% of the net proceeds from Hot Rocks go to the Rockwall Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, which awards $20,000 in scholarships to deserving graduates of Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath high schools.
HOW TO ENTER
Purchase tickets when you Register Online.
If you have already registered for the race, you can request raffle tickets via the Raffle Ticket Request Form.
Or you can purchase tickets the day of the event.
Proceeds from the Hot Rocks Raffle benefit the Rockwall Rotary Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. This year’s prize packages include:
1) Dinner for two at Mistra;two tickets for a cruise aboard Seawolf, a night at the Hilton Bella Harbor, breakfast for two;
4) Two hours of computer service (in shop or on-site) from My Computer Guy.
Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 or $20.
Drawing will be Saturday, Aug. 11 at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, 1201 TL Townsend Drive, Rockwall. You need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
Stay tuned to Blue Ribbon News for photos of the event and the raffle prize winners!
HOT ROCKS REGISTRATION
Early registration is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Rockwall Cycling, 832 Steger Towne Drive.
Registration and check-in on race day begins at 6 a.m. and start time is 7:30 a.m. at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium, 1201 TL Townsend Drive in Rockwall.
All entrants will receive a Hot Rocks T-shirt and on-site lunch.
The top three male and female finishers of the 57 mile ride will receive cash awards: $250 for first place; $175 for second place; and $100 for third place.
Click here to view 2012 Race Map (the route does NOT use the Interstate 30 service road)
Business sponsorship is a vital part of Hot Rocks’s success. Among this year’s sponsors are American National Bank and Wealth Management; Soulman’s Bar-B-Que; Lakeside National Bank; ONCOR; Chalon Corp-Rehab Management; Leonard D. Lowry, PC, CPA; Bart Miller, DDS, MS, PC; Alliance Bank; Dodie’s Cajun Diner; American National Bank of Texas; Dry Clean USA; Dyer Insurance Agency, Inc; The Storage Locker; Rockwall Veterinary Hospital; Rest Haven Funeral Home; Buffington Chiropractic; Horizon Car Care Center, Inc; Rockwall Oral and Facial Surgery Associates; Bill Hair and My Computer Guy; Blue Bell Ice Cream; and the City of Rockwall.
For more information, contact the 2012 Hot Rocks chair, Bart Miller, at 214-616-9169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.