July 31, 2014
Long-time Pactimo partner Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has recently reached an agreement with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCNV) to take over the production and coordination of the 2014 Viva Bike Vegas.
The ride has gained national attention because it has been held on the Saturday after InterBike, the largest bicycle trade show in North America with more than 100,000 cycling enthusiasts.
Cyclists will be able to ride any one of three distances: 101, 62 and 25 miles or participate in the Fun Ride of 10, 5 or 1/4-mile.
The route this year will be the perimeter of Las Vegas, traveling along Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the four mountain ranges surrounding Las Vegas.
The century (101 miles) will start and finish at the Discovery Children’s Museum, with the remote starts (62 and 25-milers) finishing there as well. Start times for all distances are at 6 a.m. A one day bicycle expo and packet pick-up will be Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The LINQ, the newest property of Caesars Entertainment.
“The ride has many great advantages for the city, the surrounding area, local charities and all of its participants,” said Richard J. DeBernardis, president and founder of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. “We are incredibly delighted to be a part of Viva Bike Vegas. It is an extraordinary cycling event for the Las Vegas community.”
Perimeter Bicycling has developed collaborative partnerships with the RTCNV, city of Henderson, city of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Zappos to help support and promote the ride.
“We are excited that Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has decided to produce Viva Bike Vegas this year,” said Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. “It’s a great cycling event that helps increase awareness about bicycling as a viable transportation alternative and also promotes Las Vegas as a premiere destination for an amazing outdoor experience.”
One of Perimeter Bicycling’s major goals is to raise money for local non-profit organizations. To date, the nonprofits selected to receive proceeds from Viva Bike Vegas include: Discovery Children’s Museum, Easter Seals Nevada, League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and Safe Nest TADC. Organizers hope to raise anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 for the event’s first year, with an estimated 1,700 cyclists. It is expected that other nonprofits will be added in the coming weeks.
About Perimeter Bicycling
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax exempt organization responsible for the production and promotion of four major bicycling events – El Tour de Tucson, El Tour de Mesa, Cochise County Cycling Classic, and Viva Bike Vegas – as well as an annual fall and spring Bicycle, Fitness & Health Expo, Indoor El Tour, El Tour Adventure Walk/Run, and El Tour Fun Rides. Perimeter Bicycling also supports and promotes El Tour de Mt. Fuji and El Tour de Kusatsu, held annually in Japan. All events are modeled after Perimeter’s concept of cycling in pursuit of wellness. For more information on Perimeter Bicycling please call 520-745-2033 or toll free 855-745-2033, visit www.perimeterbicycling.com, follow on Twitter @tourdetucson and @PerimeterBike find them on Facebook ElTourdeTucson and PerimeterBicycling.