Like bike races, fun rides? The city of Abilene has an event for you …

ABILENE, Texas - Pre-registration is underway for Abilene's Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride.

Scheduled for Saturday, March 23, the event – with will begin and end at Nelson Park – will involve three distances: a 48-mile race/tour course, a 32-mile fun ride course and a 12-mile fun ride course.

Entries are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – until March 22 – at the city of Abilene Community Services Office, 633 Walnut. The pre-registration fee is $25 per person.

Here's the entire city of Abilene release:

The twenty-first annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride will take place Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. The event will begin and end at Nelson Park.  Three distances will be available to choose from: a 48-mile race/tour course along with 32-mile or 12-mile fun ride courses.  The event is open to all ages and participants may race for awards or ride for fun.  Awards will be presented to the first three places in each age division for the 48-mile race only.  48-miles racers will be time by Cadence Sports.

The pre-registration entry fee is $25 per person through March 22. Entries are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Abilene Community Services Office located at 633 Walnut. Entries will also be accepted the day of the event for $30 at the Abilene Zoo Adventure Center entrance in Nelson Park from 7:30-9:45 a.m. A free T?shirt will be given to the first 200 entrants.  Helmets will be required for all participants.

Entry forms are available at the City of Abilene's Community Services Office and Recreation Centers, area bicycle shops, fitness centers or on-line at www.abilenetx.com, or www.bikereg.com.

This event is sponsored by the City of Abilene Recreation Division, Abilene Bicycling Club, Abilene Regional Medical Center Senior Circle and Willis Supply. For more information call the City of Abilene Recreation Division at 325-676-6217 or 325-734-5301.

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