Bear Downs To Be Held April 19

April 18, 2001

Bear Downs, an annual bicycle race on the Baylor University campus, will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, on Fifth Street in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Prior to the student portion of Bear Downs, faculty and staff will race on tandem bicycles. Teams will consist of four members, each taking turns riding in the race.

The race, designed and sponsored by Student Foundation since 1971, is an annual competition open to Baylor students, faculty and staff. This year, 17 to 22 teams, with four cyclists each, are signed up for the race. The 30-mile course runs through the heart of campus, starting and finishing on Fifth Street.

A cyclist from each team must complete a minimum of seven laps; however, the laps do not have to be consecutive. There is a men's and women's division. The first four teams from each division to finish will receive cash prizes. The winning team receives $500, with the next three teams receiving $350, $200 and $150, respectively.

Competition will not be limited to the race, however, spectators will be eligible for door prizes.

There are 24 sponsors for this year's race including the Baylor Bookstore and the Baylor Alumni Association. The sponsor's company logo is displayed on the team t-shirts.

For more information contact the Student Foundation office at 710-3497.

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