Road Respect Hurricane Metric Century Bike Ride & Family Festival

Location: Hurricane, Utah

Description: “Road Respect, Hurricane” is the final day of an epic statewide, week-long education campaign for car & bicycle safety. “Road Respect, Rules to Live By for Cars and Bikes’ was created by the Utah Department of Transportation to educate bicyclists and motorists about how to ‘Share the Road’ and to foster a more open and courteous dialog. A group of 25 cyclists will begin this educational campaign in Logan and ride throughout the state teaching both drivers and cyclists the rules of the road so that everyone respects everyone’s space and everyone gets home safely. Their journey will culminate in Hurricane on June 18 with “Road Respect, Hurricane” a Metric Century and Family Festival.

The Metric Century starts at 7am at the Hurricane Community Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony for Washington County’s first officially designated bike route. The new route winds through Hurricane and around Sand Hollow Reservoir, returning back to Hurricane. The Metric Century riders will continue to Springdale for the ‘Road Respect, Springdale’ Festival where they will meet the original 25 Road Respect cyclists as they finish their statewide journey. All cyclists will continue back to Hurricane to celebrate the final leg of the Road Respect Campaign with the Family Festival

The Family Festival starts at 10am and is sponsored by Hurricane City. Activities include:
~ Free kid’s helmet giveaway courtesy of Cactus Huggers Cycling Club (first 100 kids who complete bike rodeo)
~ Kid’s bike rodeo with the Hurricane Police Department
~ Demonstrations and bike checks from Bicycles Unlimited and Red Rock Bicycles
~ Family Fun Bike Ride with Over the Edge Sports
Plus food, music & fun
The Family Festival is FREE and everyone, cyclists & motorists alike, are invited.

Date: June 18, 2011

6:00 to 7:00 am: Metric Century Check-in and day of event registration
7:00am: Ribbon Cutting & Metric Mass Start with police escort
10:00am to Noon: Family Festival

Place: Hurricane City Community Center & Fine Arts Building (formerly Hurricane Elementary School) 100 West 100 South, Hurricane, Utah

Directions: From I-15 take the Hurricane/Zion National Park Exit 16 to Highway 9. The Community Center is located in the middle of town on the south side of State Street (also Hwy 9). Access from 200 West or Main Street. Parking is available along neighborhood streets around the Community Center, please be considerate of homeowners and don’t block driveways.

Registration & Check In —Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated. You can register for only $15.00 up to Tuesday, June 14.
Late Registration & Check-in will be available Friday, June 17 at Over the Edge Sports from 4-6pm (75 E. 100 S. Hurricane) and at 6am on Saturday, June 18 prior to start.
After the 14th, registration is $35.00 so please register early.

Metric Century Registration includes:
~ Marked Course & map
~ Two fully stocked Rest Stops, one in Hurricane, one in Springdale
~ End of Ride Lunch from Durangos Mexican Grill
~ Event wristband & Road Respect vest
~ SAG support on course

Route: Come ride the first official designed bike route in Washington County. This first 22 mile loop is on quiet neighborhood streets and around Sand Hollow Reservoir, site of the St. George Ironman swim competition, returning back to the original start for the first rest stop. Leaving through Hurricane, the route will travel along State Rt. 9 through LaVerkin with a climb up to Virgin, through Rockville and into Springdale for the second rest stop at the Springdale Road Respect Festival. In Springdale you’ll meet the core group of 25 cyclists who have spent the past week riding the state to promote car & bike safety and respect. Metric riders will escort the Road Respect riders back to Hurricane for the Road Respect Festival and finale of the week-long Road Respect campaign. The entire route offers spectacular views of Sand Hollow and Zion National Park.

Start of the ride: 2011-06-18
End of the ride: 2011-06-18

More Details: here

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