Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com continues
to grow and was recently recognized as one of the “Top 10 U.S. Gran
Fondos” by Outside Magazine, a national active-lifestyle and
Set for Saturday, Sept. 21, organizers for this year’s ride expect it
to be better than ever.
“Each year we continue to see success with this ride, including last
year’s event which attracted riders from all over the U.S. and
internationally from countries like England, Spain and Canada,” said
Tina Quigley, general manager for the RTC, the agency which produces
the marquee cycling event in Southern Nevada. “To be recognized as a
‘Top 10 Gran Fondo’ is a great honor and opportunity for us to help
further promote the growth of cycling in Southern Nevada through this
RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com
also continues its partnership with Interbike, the largest bicycle
trade event in North America that gathers close to 24,000 attendees
Riders who register for RTC Viva Bike Vegas online at
www.vivabikevegas.com will receive an exclusive discount to attend
Interbike at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Space is limited for this unique cycling experience, and online
registration at vivabikevegas.com will close a week before the event,
on Sept. 14.
Proceeds from the 6th annual Viva Bike Vegas will benefit local
charities, including the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain
Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of
Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers. Additionally, Viva Bike Vegas is The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) second
largest cycling event in the nation. TNT cyclists span the nation from
Alaska to Florida, and generations, from 20-somethings to
Routes for all skill levels are offered. All routes begin under the
lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip and go through downtown Las
Vegas. 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.
Along the course, aid stations will be handing out water and snacks to
the riders. The event culminates with a festival at Town Square Las
Vegas, where riders can enjoy lunch and family-friendly entertainment.