Off to the Races | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Off to the Races

So it’s not the Tour de France, but the bike race snarling traffic and electrifying crowds this Sunday in downtown Fort Lauderdale will be worth checking out. The event, “Bike and Wellness Day,” is part of the $100,000 Bill Bone Pro-Am Race Series, which feeds into the national cycling ranking system. Starting at 8 a.m., swarms of bikers will whirl around a one-mile, six-turn course and pump their pedals up the hill outside the Broward Center. Ten races in all — for men, women, and children — will run into the afternoon. Most offer cash prizes to winners. A sports therapist, nutritionist, and trainer will be on hand to give health tips to spectators, and downtown eateries will bring out their grub. Plus, there’ll be free samplings of healthy snacks and drinks, coupons and giveaways, kids’ activities and live music. Incidentally, the event’s lead sponsor, Bill Bone, is a respected personal injury attorney — so you know who to call if you get run down by a bike. (Kidding.)

The “Bike and Wellness Day” is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Fort Lauderdale (400 SW Second St.). Admission is free. For a complete list of races, visit
Sun., May 22, 2011