Feb. 25, 2013
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Cyclists and runners can compete March 10 at South Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave., while helping to support the Phoenix Parks Foundation. The Landis Cyclery South Mountain Bike and Run Classic is a day-long series of races and events set amidst the grandeur of the park’s Sonoran Desert setting. There’s no need to compete to get in on the action; people of all ages also can enjoy free bicycling pump and gravity tracks and a skills area set up by Gravity Riders of Arizona (GROAZ).
Event details and registration links are available online on the event website.
Road cyclists in the Bike Classic can choose from a series of circuit races on a two-mile course on roads at the mountains’ base or a climb up the park’s Summit Road – an elevation gain of approximately 1,200 feet. Cyclists can find event details online as links from the event website or directly at wmrc.org for race information or BikeReg.com to register.
Runners can take on the South Mountain Challenge, a five-mile run up the Summit Road, an elevation gain of approximately 1,200 feet. Running race registration information is available online as a link from the event website or directly from runningmasters.net.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the White Mountain Road Club and Running Masters collaborated to make the event possible with Gravity Riders of Arizona providing additional support. Ten dollars of each registration will go to the Phoenix Parks Foundation, which supports parks, preserves, recreation facilities and programs in Phoenix.
Those not competing also are welcome and can enjoy information and product sampling booths, food vendors and the chance to take a run through a bicycle pump, gravity and skills tracks (see event website for details), set up by Gravity Riders of Arizona (GroAZ).