26th Anniversary of Bear Downs Set for April 10

April 4, 1997

Bear Downs, an annual bicycle race on the Baylor University campus, will celebrate its 26th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center (BDSC).

The race, sponsored by Student Foundation, is an annual competition open to students, faculty and staff of Baylor. This year, 18 teams with four members each are signed up for the race. The 32-mile course winds through the Baylor campus, starting and finishing in front of the BDSC.

The first four teams finishing will receive cash prizes. The winning team receives $500, with the next three teams receiving $350, $200 and $150, respectively.

During the race, the Freshman Leadership Organization will host a series of concerts on the Fountain Mall area of the campus. The entertainment will be provided by the Christian bands 40 Days, Michael and Amanda Armstrong, and Shane and Caleb. In addition to these, the local band Blue Shirt Charlie will perform.

Competition will not be limited to the race track, as the club, fraternity or sorority with the most members present will receive a group pizza party from Big Daddy's.

Sponsors for the event are Common Grounds, Flash Photography, Papa John's Pizza, Andersen Consulting, Buzzard Billy's, The Center, University Bookstore and Spirit Shop, Bicycles Outback, Ninfa's, Baylor Bookstore, AT&T Wireless, Schmaltz's Sandwich Shop, Baylor Alumni Association, Tailwind Cycling Center, Waco Bone and Joint Clinic, Dr Pepper, Russ Hunt, Waco Construction, The Village, Big Daddy's and Nystrom Lithocraft Corp. Other local businesses donating discount passes to be given out during the race are World Gym, Quality Inn, Underwood's Cafeteria and The Movie Shop.

For more information, contact Student Foundation at 755-3497.

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