The 14th annual Valley of the Sun John Earley Memorial stage race, to be held February 17-19 in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area will be bigger and better than ever, according to the organisers. In 2005, approximately 850 cyclists competed in the event, and in 2006 even more riders are expected to compete for their share of over $15,000 in cash and prizes. The three-day event also hosts a variety of fund raising events for various non-profit organisations, including a kids race and the first annual Special Olympics bike race.
The three stages are:
February 17: Stage 1 - Individual time trial
February 18: Stage 2 - Trek road race
February 19: Stage 3 - Landis Cyclery downtown capital criterium
For information or registration for the 2006 Valley of the Sun, John Earley Memorial stage race, please visit www.wmrc.org.