The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced that registration is now open for the sixth annual RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello, which will occur on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The cycling event will offer routes for all skill levels, including a 103-mile Gran Fondo, a 60-mile Metric Century, and a 17-mile ride. All routes will begin on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, and the longer routes will traverse the beautiful Las Vegas valley, bringing riders into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
“Las Vegas is cycling’s best kept secret, and we want to share it with the world. We are proud to work with cycling industry leaders like Pinarello and invite cyclists from across the country and around the world to Viva Bike Vegas for a ride they will never forget.”
“We envision making Viva Bike Vegas the ultimate one-day cycling experience on the West Coast,” said Fausto Pinarello, president of Pinarello cycling, the world-renowned bicycle manufacturer and official sponsor of Viva Bike Vegas.
“The courses are simply spectacular and provide a challenge for cyclists at all levels. We are honored to partner with the RTC and support this great event again.
Viva Bike Vegas will again occur at the end of Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America. Interbike 2013 will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Sept. 18-20, and Viva Bike Vegas will take place immediately following the show on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Rider registration for the RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello is available online at vivabikevegas.com and during this early registration period, all rides cost only $85 and coveted event jerseys are $65.
Proceeds from Viva Bike Vegas will benefit three local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.
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The Armed Forces Foundation and NASCAR continue the 2013 Troops to the Track program on Sunday, March 10th, by bringing service members based out of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV and Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV to the Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We are pleased to again be partnering with NASCAR to allow for wounded service members, active duty troops, warriors in transition, veterans and military families throughout the country to enjoy a special day of NASCAR-style VIP activities at the racetrack.
Who: Troops from Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base, the Armed Forces Foundation, Patricia Driscoll (President and Executive Director).
What: 2013 season of Troops to the Track, a program in which service members are treated to a daylong interactive at-track experience, which includes: a special invitation and recognition at the driver’s pre-race meeting, a private tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, pit road access during driver introductions / National Anthem and special seating in the grandstands. See the attached document for more information about the program.
When: Sunday, March 10th beginning at 8:00 a.m. (specific times available upon request)
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89115
Why: To honor those serving in the United States Armed Forces and to help recognize this partnership with NASCAR.
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According to a recent study, Americans eat out an average of 4.5 times a week. 7-Eleven knows guests are time-starved and looking for convenient ways to save time and money – without sacrificing flavor and quality. This March, the world’s largest convenience store retailer introduces two new, fresh premium sandwiches without the premium price while continuing an effort to provide healthier options for their guests.
Satisfying Fresh Sandwiches: NEW Steakhouse Roast Beef Sandwich with Blue Cheese Mayonnaise on Marble Rye – sliced select roast beef with blue cheese crumble mayonnaise, fresh baby spinach and juicy tomatoes on marble rye bread. All for 420 calories.
And NEW Bistro Deluxe with Black Forest Ham, Salami, Swiss Cheese and Dijon Mustard on Asiago Bread – black forest ham, Genoa salami and swiss cheese with lettuce and tangy Dijon mustard all stacked on fresh asiago bread. All for 440 calories.
Also new, 7-Smart Turkey with Tomato on Wheat – simply delicious with sliced oven-roasted turkey, crisp lettuce and tomatoes on whole wheat bread. All for 290 calories.
In addition to the new sandwich offerings, for the entire month of March, 7-Eleven is offering guests a free 16-ounce Pepsi with the purchase of any fresh sandwich at participating locations nationwide.
And speaking of food, Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony is very excited about the celebration of Greek Independence Day with a flag pole outside city hall on Monday, March 25, at noon. It all came about during last week’s Face The Tribune radio show while Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Mayor Pro-Tem Anthony were guests on the show.
We know how good Greek food is and we hope that on that day, Mr. Anthony will give out some sample of that delicious Greek food.
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Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health announces its March schedule for caregiver programming, including the “Lunch & Learn” weekly education series, a special art series from The Cleveland Museum of Art and Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease support groups.
All programs are designed for family and professional caregivers, featuring topics of interest to those who care for individuals with ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. Complementing excellent patient care, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is focused on providing supportive services and programs to caregivers and family members, maximizing their knowledge, skills and capacity to provide care.
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AT&T announced it invested more than $200 million in its Las Vegas area wireless and wire line networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks.
AT&T customers are benefitting from nearly 275 wireless network upgrades in six key categories in Las Vegas during 2012, including activating new cell sites, adding capacity, and upgrading cell sites to provide fast 4G LTE mobile Internet speeds. AT&T’s significant investment over the past three years is delivering customers a stronger network performance.
The AT&T wireless network recently tied for No. 1 in Las Vegas by RootMetrics, an independent research and testing organization.
AT&T was tied as the RootMetrics RootScore Combined Award winner for its combination of call quality, text performance, and mobile Internet speed.
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ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 has requested that Yellow Checker Star (YCS) Transportation COO Bill Shranko deny or confirm that the company is supplying drivers who are working with pepper spray that is being used against drivers on strike.
“The union has no way of verifying these reports, so we are asking the company to deny or confirm that they are responsible for this horrendous activity,” said ITPE/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis Arrington “If so, we demand that it be stopped immediately.”
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