CYCLING FESTIVAL IN ROSWELL ADDS CRAFT BEER TASTING
AND MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENTS THIS APRIL
14th Year for Bicycle Events Continues to Entertain
Entire Family and Benefit Bike Roswell!
ROSWELL, Ga.(March 25, 2015) –Roswell Bicycles is pleased to announce their continued sponsorship and support of the Roswell Cycling Festival again this year which includes a new lineup of activities and partnerships for the 14th annual event, scheduled for April 25-26, 2015. Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Centres returns this year as the presenting sponsor for the Festival with Roswell Bicycles returning for the 14th year of sponsorship and integral bicycle support of the event. Mountain bike races have been added at Big Creek Park leading up to the featured road races. In addition, with proceeds benefiting Bike Roswell!, a Craft Beer Tasting with 13 participating restaurants will be part of the popular Historic Roswell Criterium event on Sunday in Historic Roswell.
“The Roswell Cycling Festival has become more than a pleasant afternoon under the shade trees of Historic Roswell for bicycle races. It has become a showcase for the city as a bicycle friendly community and a showcase for the city as a dining and shopping destination. Bike Roswell! and corporate partners like Hennessy Land Rover and Hennessy Jaguar have helped this event continue to grow,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, who inspired a local bicycle club [sponsored by Roswell Bicycles] in 2002 to host the inaugural event. “You know it’s spring when the Roswell Cycling Festival returns. This event is special because people of all ages can enjoy a variety of activities throughout the weekend.”
The Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Centres Roswell Cycling Festival began in 2002 as the Historic Roswell Criterium, and has grown to include a variety of activities for the entire family over multiple days. For the first time, the 2015 edition will feature off-road bicycle events to compliment the road races, which attract top male, female and junior cyclists from across the United States. Popular activities returning are the Roswell Mayor’s Ride, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Kid’sBicycle Safety Rodeo and festival expo. (Click herefor a schedule of events)
This is also the inaugural year for the Craft Beer Tasting with proceeds to benefit Bike Roswell!. The cost per person will be $20 and each patron will receive a commemorative 5 oz. acrylic beer stein and a chance to sample 10 craft beers. A different craft beer will be featured at each participating Historic Roswell restaurant from 12:30 - 7 p.m. on Sunday (see listing below).
Roswell Bicycles sponsors this event for the 14th year and will again provide the mechanical and bike support for the week-long series of cycling events culminating with the Historic Roswell Criterium, Roswell Mayor's Ride, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Sunday, April 26th. They have teamed up with Specialized Bicycles and will again provide dozens of high-end Specialized road bikes for paid riders of the Roswell Mayor's Ride to demo—on a first-in reservation basis. (Roswell Mayor's Ride)
The Roswell Cycling Festival (www.roswellcyclingfestival.com) will continue to benefit Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling in the city. For a second year, Athens, Ga.-based SWAGGER LLC has been contracted to operate the event logistics and sponsorships. SWAGGER is one of the country’s leading production companies for bicycle races, including the Athens Twilight Criterium. The bicycle races in Roswell have been among the Top 15 one-day criterium-style events in the country sanctioned by USA Cycling. This year’s Historic Roswell Criterium is part of the USA CRITS Speed Week Series and is the second race of the series, which offers the biggest prize purse in American criterium racing with more than $125,000.
The Roswell Cycling Festival has entertained more than 65,000 spectators since it began in 2002. The races have attracted more than 8,500 junior and adult cyclists. In those 13 years, the popular Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, has positively impacted 1,500 children. These children have been given an opportunity to complete a free bicycle skills and safety clinic, followed by participation in age-specific races on the same course as the professional cyclists.
The Roswell-Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) and Bike Roswell! will offer a series of recreational and competitive cycling events leading up to the Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Centres Roswell Cycling Festival. It will be the 11th year for the popular Roswell Mayor’s Ride. There are four ride options which all begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 26 from Roswell Area Park. The cost is free for the six-mile family ride, which offersa police escort. Registration fees are $30 for the 20-mile and 40-mile options, and $35 for the 62-mile option, which all include a post-ride meal. Additional information can be found at www.BikeRoswell.com.
More details about these activities and festival weekend events will be announced in the coming weeks at www.RoswellCyclingFestival.com.
RAMBO-Bike Roswell! Cycling Week (Click here for full event schedule).
• Big Creek Quick Six Enduro - Apr. 18
• Roswell Bicycles Sunday Shop Ride -Apr. 19
• RAMBO Kid’s Mountain Bike Skills Clinic - Apr. 20
• Bike Roswell! Family Path Ride - Apr. 21
• RAMBO Spring Night Ride - Apr. 22
• Bike Roswell! Thursday Night Ride - Apr. 23
• Bike Roswell! & RAMBO Bike & Beverage Tour - Apr. 24
▪ RAMBO Pump Track Races (Big Creek Park) - Apr. 25
Hennessy Jaquar Land Rover Centres Roswell Cycling Festival * Sunday, April 26, 2015
▪ Roswell Mayor’s Ride 8 a.m. - Noon (Register online here)
- Bicycle mechanical and SAG support provided by Roswell Bicycles
- Includes limited number of free 2015 road demo bikes provided by Roswell Bicycles
▪ Historic Roswell Criterium 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Women’s Pro Race 4 - 5 p.m.
- Men’s Pro Race 6 - 7:15 p.m.
▪ Craft Beer Tasting 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
▪ Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Kid’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo 2 - 5 p.m.
- Bicycle safety inspections and minor adjustments provided by Roswell Bicycles
- Free pre-event kid's bicycle safety inspections at Roswell Bicycles
▪ Kid’s Races 5 - 5:30 p.m.
▪ Criterium Awards Ceremony - 7:15 p.m.
Craft Beer Festival Participating Restaurants in Historic Roswell (as of 3-25-15)
1920 Tavern - Boulevard Tank 7, Ceviche Taqueria & Margarita Bar - Sweetwater 420, Diesel Pizza & Pub - New Belgium Slow Ride, Little Alley Steak - Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Lucky’s Burger & Brew- Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Noca - Crispin, Pastis Restaurant & Bar - Warsteiner, Roux on Canton - Gate City, Salt Factory LLC - Abita Jockamo IPA, The Real Fix Pizzeria - Peroni, The Roswell Tap - Goose Island, Tutto Kitchen & Bar - Eventide Kolsch Style Ale, Zest - Sapporo (purchase tickets online here)
• Masters 35+ Cat 4/5 - 10 am, $300 purse ($45 entry fee)
• Men 3/4 - 10:35 am, $400 purse ($45 entry fee)
• Women 3/4 - 11:20 am, $100 purse ($45 entry fee)
• Men 4/5 - 11:55 am, $300.00 purse ($45 entry fee)
• Men 2/3 - 12:40 pm $1000 purse ($45 entry fee)
• Juniors 10-14 - 1:45 pm, Awards ($30 entry fee)
• Juniors 15-18 - 2:15 pm, Awards ($30 entry fee)
• Masters 35+/45+ (Category 4 & up) - 2:50 pm, $1,200.00 ($45 entry fee)
• Women Pro/1/2/3* - 4 pm, $2,500 ($55 entry fee)
• Kids Races - 5 pm, All Ribbons (Free with registration at Safety Rodeo)
• Men Pro/1/2* - 6 pm, $5,000 ($55 entry fee)
Online registration ends Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST. Add $10.00 to all entry fees for “Day of Race”entry. The cost for multiple races is an additional $20.00 per race.
* Pro Men & Women see the USA CRITS Speed Week Website for complete details on the Speed Week registration, payout & bonus information
About the Roswell Cycling Festival:
The Roswell Cycling Festival began in 2002 as the Historic Roswell Criterium, and has grown to include the Roswell Mayor’s Ride, the Kiwanis of Historic Roswell Kid’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo and other events. In 2015, the Historic Roswell Criterium will attract elite and national-level athletes from across the country. Roswell Cycling Festival events are paired with various recreational and shopping experiences to engage residents and visitors for a full day in the city. The event is managed by Bike Roswell! and operated by SWAGGER LLC. Support is provided by Hennessy Jaguar, Hennessy Land Rover, the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, Roswell Bicycles andCity of Roswell. More information is available at www.roswellcyclingfestival.com, on Facebook (Roswell Criterium). For information about all festivities and local businesses, call the Roswell CVB at 1-800-776-7935.
About BIKE ROSWELL!:
Established in 2005, Bike Roswell! is a non-profit 501(c)3 bicycle advocacy organization which serves in an advisory capacity to local government relating to bicycle recreation, transportation and safety. Its mission is to actively promote safe cycling, provide an advocacy platform for Roswell citizens and implement programs to encourage participation in cycling with improved parks, roadways and private facilities. In 2006 the organization created the state-wide advocacy “Georgia Rides to the Capitol” event - now run by Georgia Bikes!; as well as the popular Roswell Mayors Ride. The official website is www.bikeroswell.com.
About ROSWELL BICYCLES:
Founded in 1987, Roswell Bicycles, a destination bicycle store, has been ranked a "Top 100 Bicycle Retailer" in the US and an "America's Best Bike Shops" since the inception of these ratings. Roswell Bicycles provides full lines of bicycles, clothing, accessories, and service to the cycling community in the Southeastern United States. Since its beginning Roswell Bicycles proudly sponsors and supports multiple cycling related events and activities in Georgia and is proud to have sponsored and supported Bike Roswell!, the Roswell Mayor's Ride, the Historic Roswell Criterium and the "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" from their very first beginnings. Their official website is www.roswellbicycles.com.
Released by: Roswell Bicycles, www.roswellbicycles.com,Roswell, GA 30075