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    Wildflower 100

    Contact: Karen May, 210-297-1558 or Jeanne Janes, 210-669-6911


    Cyclists Head for the Hills to Fight Heart Disease



    Summary: Saturday, May 4, 2002, 24th Annual Baptist Health System Wildflower 100 Bicycle Tours of the Texas Hill Country, 8 a.m. (staggered starts), Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, (210) 297-1561.

    (San Antonio, Texas)

    Cyclists from across the region will be setting their wheels in motion to benefit cardiovascular programs in South Texas. Kicking off San Antonio’s celebration of Hike and Bike Week, the 24th annual Baptist Health System Wildflower 100 Bicycle Tours of the Texas Hill Country will roll out at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2002, from Rolling Oaks Mall.



    The event, the largest one-day bicycle tour in South Texas, features something for the entire family, including a choice of five tour lengths and a children’s bicycle safety rodeo. Proceeds will support cardiovascular programs in the Baptist Health System, a major not-for-profit health care provider in South Texas.



    The registration fee is $25 per entry before April 21 or $16 for children age 16 and under and includes a commemorative T-shirt, water bottle, full Sag/mechanical support and entry into the grand prize drawing for a Bianchi road bike valued at $1,000 courtesy of Britton's bikes and Bianchi Bicycles.

    In addition, each cyclist will receive a pack of wildflower seeds to sow along the way to mark the trail for future tours, or to take home and plant as a legacy for generations to come.

    With divisions and distances for everyone from the serious cyclist to the weekend warrior, the tour covers13, 25 (quarter century), 43, 52 (half century) and 63 (metric century) miles over a combination of rolling hills and flat roads.

    Every 10 to 12 miles, cyclists can stop to smell the wildflowers at rest stops and take advantage of refreshments. After they’ve gone the distance, riders will enjoy a free baked potato bar and for-fee therapeutic massages.



    The Wildflower also includes fun safety programs for kids. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department’s DARE program will host a free Bicycle Rodeo to teach children, grades K-4, cycling skills, proper bike sizing, why helmets are so important and other tips to keep them safe on two wheels. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets.



    The registration fee is $25 per entry if post-marked by April 21, or you can register online at www.wildflower100.com. Registration is $30 after April 21. For children 16 and under, the fee is $16 per entry or $20 after April 21.

    For more information, call (210) 297-1561.



    About Baptist Health System


    Baptist Health System, a leading provider of health care in San Antonio and South Texas, includes five not-for-profit acute-care hospitals. In addition, the Baptist is home to Baptist Regional Children’s Center, Baptist Cancer Center, Baptist Women’s Health Center, HealthLink-North wellness and fitness center, community health and wellness programs, ambulatory surgery centers, medical office buildings, air medical transport, Healthmaster occupational health clinic, the Institute of Health Education teaching center and other health-related services and affiliations.



    More than 30 years ago, Baptist Medical Center became the first private hospital in San Antonio to provide a unit dedicated exclusively to the care of heart patients. In October, 2001, Northeast Baptist Hospital became the first medical facility in San Antonio to offer the latest technology in heart care--a minimally invasive diagnostic system that diagnoses, within the span of a few heartbeats, arrhythmias, potentially fatal or life debilitating heart rhythms. This system—Ensite 3000® — provides a real time, high resolution, 3D image of the electrical activity of the heart without contacting the heart's surface, allowing physicians to rapidly and comprehensively map arrhythmias and improve the selection of patient treatment options.



    Today, heart care in the Baptist runs the full circle of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention. Care includes support of the physical as well as the emotional and spiritual needs of patients undergoing heart problems and their families.

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    Thanks for the props Kyle.

    As it happens I sit on the Wildflower 100 Tour Comittee, and will be posting more info as it comes available.

    There will be several tours available with lengths from 13 miles to the metric century.

    Rides will start from Rolling Oaks Mall (NE side of SA) and running up North of San Antonio.

    On line registration will be available soon.

    If anyone has questions feel free to email me or event coordinator Tom Sickmann.



    p.s. there will be two bikes given away.

    An $1100 Bianchi from Britton's Bike Shop


    And a $900 Lemond from Ride Away Bicycles

    Last edited by aLaN; 03-22-2002 at 11:52 AM.
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    I drove the 65 mile route yesterday to check it out. And it is a very nice ride. Very visual with its share of hills.

    Tom Sickman has selected the route carefully, to ensure a fun and safe ride.

    Also, in a minor coup Tom met with Garden Ridge Police Chief Myers. And he has ok'd the 20 mile route through his city.
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