State Farm Space Coast Bikearathon

Monday, May 17, 3:00PM
Melbourne, FL – The Space Coast Bikearathon, a 20-mile bike and 6.2 mile run, takes place this Sunday, May 23 at the Avenue Viera. More than 200 athletes from throughout Central Florida are expected to compete in the Bikearathon, which is the second stop of the Air Force Reserve’s Surf Coast Trifecta.
The Avenue Viera will be the hub of operations for the Bikearathon. Cyclists and runners will be based in a parking lot just to the east of Belk’s department store and will run and cycle past many of the Avenue Viera’s restaurants and stores on their way to and from the race courses in the town of Viera.
Cyclists will pass by Space Coast Stadium, many county government facilities, residential housing developments and open pastures during the looping 20-mile ride. Runners competing in the 6.2 mile (10-k) run will utilize an out and back course. In addition to typical race amenities, athletes competing in the Bikearathon will be treated to post-race pizza and a beer courtesy of the Pizza Gallery & Grill.
The State Farm Space Coast Bikearathon is the second leg of the Surf Coast Trifecta, which kicked off April 18 with the Ron Jon Triathlon in Cocoa Beach and will end on June 20 with the Long Dogger’s Dad’s Day Triathlon in south Melbourne Beach at Sebastian Inlet State Park. The Surf Coast Trifecta is the only series of its type in East Central Florida and offers a total prize purse of $3,000.00 to overall and age group winners.
The Surf Coast Trifecta and its three events enjoy great community and business support with the Air Force Reserve being title sponsor of the entire series. Ron Jon Surf Shop is title sponsor of the Cocoa Beach Triathlon, and Long Dogger’s Brew and Grill is presenting the Dad’s Day Triathlon. Other notable sponsors include the Space Coast Board of Tourism, Physical Addictions, Hampton Inns of Cocoa Beach and Viera, Crowne Plaza Oceanfront Melbourne, Bob’s Bicycle Shop, Beachside Performance & Health Studio and The Avenue Viera.
The Surf Coast Trifecta is produced by Smooth Running, which also produces the State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon Weekend set for February 5 & 6, 2011.