BVC-CHAT More info on the Wildflower 100
colin-allen at tamu.edu
Tue Mar 12 22:10:31 CST 2002
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From: Kerrydren at aol.com
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:49:09 EST
Subject: More info on the Wildflower 100
2002 Wildflower Bicycle Tour News Release
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)
(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 Antonioa??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 childrena??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 theya??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 Sheriffa??s Departmenta??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
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 Childrena??s Center,
Baptist Cancer Center, Baptist Womena??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
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 systema??Ensite 3000A(
a?? 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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